posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 12:59 PM
reply to post by BobAthome
If we have actual facts as to what amount of radiation is leaking then there should be a formula to base fairly accurate predictions on. I think the
Jetstream and Current graphs currently available are fair guesswork at what is going on.
From what I have been reading some people believe that 2,000 (500MT) nuclear bomb worth of material has escaped and already irradiated the planet 70x
This article is on many websites and blogs now.
The Pacific Ocean is one very concerning vector of the radioactive waste, as it supports a lot of food-chain distribution that could help it exceed
dilution levels as food migrates.
The other problem is the cover-up of all the other radioactive isotopes such as plutonium. Yet a thread on ATS says the EPA is detecting
plutonium-239 in North America related to Japan.
What concerns me on the authenticity of these readings is the the numbers seem static and not increasing even with cesium which tells me they may not
be reporting accurately on purpose. There is a cover-up. That makes any true data collection and predictions impossible.
When Reactor-3 blew and everyone was talking about the spent-fuel pools on the roofs being blown off with as much as 6 reactor worth of spent fuel, I
was quite convinced that this disaster so we can look at what info is out there with regard to the spent fuel rods
The cooling tanks at the compromised Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant collectively house around 11,000 SNF rods with a portion of those housed in
the cooling tanks above reactors 1-4.
Each "rod" is 12 feet long housing pellets of Uranium with a radius of ~ 1 cm so that should give us the ability to calculate volume.
Volume = 0.0011491 cubic meters = 1149.1 cubic centimeters = 0.0015029 cubic yards = 0.040579 cubic feet = 70.12 cubic inches = 0.30355 U.S.
gallons = 1.1491 liters
We should be able to calculate the mass based on Volume but I am running out of time and have to go to work.
I'll let some one else pick up from here on.