This is a comment from http://www.youtube.com/user/justincase. I thought it was fantastic and should be a full blog-post. Everyone really ought to read this and learn a bit about what is really happening at Fukushima Daiichi: On 3/25/2015, Tepco reported to NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority) that 2,200,000,000,000 Bq of All β nuclide (including Strontium-90) leaked from the plant area to the plant port in the recent 314 days. The term is from 4/16/2014 to 2/23/2015. Regarding Tritium, 4,800,000,000,000 Bq leaked to the port, Tepco reported. These nuclides are contained in groundwater from the plant area. Tepco cannot complete building the underground wall to to separate the land and port because the wall would cause groundwater overflow in the plant area. These are incredibly high numbers. Now that we have this new information let’s do a little math to see where we’re at? 2.2 trillion Bq over 314 days = 7006369426.751592357 Bq /day @ 7 billion 291932059.447983015 Bq /hr @ 292 Million 81092.238735551 Bq / sec. @ 81 thousand According to TEPCO 4.8 Trillion Bq or roughly twice as much Tritium escaped into the Pacific. That’s roughly 162,000 Bq every second. Since this figure is short 51 days from a complete year that puts the grand total at: 2.557324841×10¹² Bq / yr 5.114649682×10¹² Bq /yr of Tritium using these numbers as a baseline & the common consensus that there is more radiation during the initial accident, – let’s just use these figures to be conservative. 1.022929936×10¹³ Bq of the 8 common isotopes tested 2.045859873×10¹³ Bq of Tritium as of March 11 2015 FYI: 10¹³ is 10 Trillion In other words, between what’s been released into the atmosphere & the surrounding land mass plus what’s been dumped into the ocean you could say (at least according to TEPCO) there has been roughly 30 Trillion bq of radioactive material released from Fukushima since 311 (plus 15 days) As an aside for comparison & to put this into perspective: — The Hiroshima bomb used 800 grams of plutonium. — Reactor 3 alone was mox fuel 2 million times more leathal than Chernobyl. — Each of the 4 fuel pools contained 122,000 fuel rods weighing 1.76kg ea. — A gram of strontium produces more radionuclides than all the grains of sands on every beach on earth List of radio isotopes (to name a few) released from FDNPP: Cesium-134-137 HL 30 years Tritium-HL 12 years Iodine-131 HL 8 days Uranium-233 HL 159,200 years Plutonium-240 HL 6563 years Strontium-90 HL 28 years Here’s the biggie…… Naturally occurring Tellurium-128 (respective HL) 2.2 septillion Tellurium-130 790 quintillion The standard has aways been a dose per year = 1mSv / y, 1 Rem = .01 Sieverts Radiation from the earth every hour 0.04μSv / h, Radiation from outer space is a per hour 0.03μSv / h. Any doubts as to why everything in the Pacific is dying? #wecanseeradiation
Fukushima unit-3. Yeah, it exploded. Yet, Tepco and the MSM have put out the word that they’re going to clean up the spent-fuel pool.. Come ON!