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On May 1, the Fukushima Prefectural Government announced that 334,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium was detected in molten slag after sludge was processed with high heat at a purification center in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture. The finding was followed by the detection of radioactive cesium in sludge at 15 other sewage plants in the prefecture, as well as at one sewage treatment facility in Tochigi Prefecture, one in Ibaraki Prefecture, three in Gunma Prefecture and one in Niigata Prefecture. The Kanagawa Prefectural Government announced on May 12 that cesium was detected in sludge at four sewage plants in the prefecture, while the Tokyo Metropolitan Government disclosed the same day that up to 24,000 becquerels of radioactivity was detected in sludge incineration ash at three sewage plants in the capital. mdn.mainichi.jp...
News flash, concrete is already radioactive. They'll just make it more radioactive than it already is.
Originally posted by burntheships
And as if that does not scare you and you think your safe then listen to this,
they are going to recycle it into other materials! Radioacitve concrete could be coming your way.
Wait, didn't I see someone pushing the viewpoint that radiation is good for us? Yes I did, but that's definitely the minority viewpoint. Most scientists think it's not good for us.
Is there any truth to reports that concrete buildings are radioactive?
Yes, but it doesn't seem to justify any anxiety. All structures are somewhat radioactive, but masonry materials, including concrete and brick, show greater radioactivity than wood. The Royal Swedish Academy of Science recently completed one of the broadest studies of this problem ever undertaken. It found the greatest radioactivity in buildings of light concrete containing alum slate. The phenomenon has nothing to do, of course, with the atomic age. We've been using radioactive materials for shelter ever since the first man holed up in a cave. In modern structures minute amounts of radium and thorium in the building materials appear to be the main source of radioactivity. Science hasn't yet determined if this natural radioactivity is good or bad for people.
Originally posted by Ophiuchus 13
I would just make large concrete slabs and stack them elsewhere for non use.
And imagine what is growing in the radioactive waste..