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From March 21 to mid-July, 27.1 peta becquerels of caesium 137 entered the sea, the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety
One peta becquerel is a million billion bequerels, or 10 to the power of 15.
Of the total, 82 percent entered the sea before April 8, through water that was pumped into the Fukushima's damaged reactor units in a bid to cool
them down, it said.
This is another example of nukespeak/doublethink that is intended to make your head spin, or is it just us having difficulty in envisioning 82% of
27.1 million billion becquerels?
"This is the biggest single outflow of man-made radionuclides to the marine environment ever observed," the agency said in a press release.
Caesium is a slow-decaying element, taking 30 years to lose half of its radioactivity.
The IRSN said large quantities of iodine 131 also entered the sea as a result of the disaster, caused by the March 11 9.0-magnitude quake that
occurred off northeastern Japan.
Enter the spin zone:
But iodine 131 decays quickly, having a half-life of eight days, and the contamination "swiftly diminished," the report said.
The IRSN said that, for the Pacific generally, caesium levels would ultimately stabilise at 0.004 becquerels per litre thanks to the diluting effect
of powerful ocean currents.
This is twice the concentration that prevailed during atmospheric nuclear testing in the 1960s.
"These levels should not have an impact in terms of radiological safety," the IRSN said.
However, "significant pollution of seawater on the coast near the damaged plant could persist," because of continuing runoff of
contaminated rainwater from the land, it said.
"Maintaining monitoring of marine species taken in Fukushima's coastal waters is justified," it said.
The IRSN cited deep-water fish, fish at the top of the marine food chain and molluscs and other filtrating organisms as 'the species
that are the most sensitive' to caesium pollution.
...caesium levels would ultimately stabilise at 0.004 becquerels per litre...
0.004 becquerels per liter!
Every liter in the whole blessed ocean? Please tell us that this is a misreading on our part, please do tell us.
Are we to understand from this statement that the entire Pacific Ocean’s level of caesium contamination has already doubled since 3/11 as a direct
result of the intentional dumping by TEPCO
of highly radioactive water - let alone hot reactor pressure vessel parts, fuel cell assemblies
(actually, parts thereof), and whatever else has been secretly ensconced in those mega-float barges and/or tossed overboard?
The amounts of water that TEPCO has admitted to vary from report to report, but it is in the millions of gallons and they are probably using the
mega-bloats as “ocean cooling ponds” for the really hot stuff they picked with the crane at night, concealed by light and camera-angle.
This is nothing short of world-wide environmental warfare!
The largest industrial accident in the history of mankind has now been eclipsed by the planet’s most severe environmental
And these morons mentioned above (TEPCO/JAPGOV/IAEA/USGOV/EPA/FDA/NOAA/CDC/DHS/NRC) will continue down the same path, unless something changes- and
changes now, or we’re at risk as a species- as are all other living things, flora and fauna alike, on this fragile Earth - our only
We are pleased and honored to share another member's views on this precarious subject.
We cannot say it better.
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edit on 28/10/2011 by thorfourwinds because: color