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Natural News Recent readings taken roughly 19 miles out to sea from the Fukushima nuclear power facility in Japan have revealed radioisotope levels ten times higher than those measured in the Baltic and Black Seas after the massive Chernobyl disaster. Because Fukushima is much closer to water than the Chernobyl plant is, the ongoing fallout there is shaping up to be far worse than Chernobyl, at least as far as the world's oceans are concerned, and time will tell just how devastating this massive disaster will be on the entire world as radiation continues to circulate around the globe.
Various atomic experts are now in agreement that the unfolding situation in Japan truly is "as serious as it gets in a nuclear disaster." Even the Japanese government itself is now admitting the grave reality of the situation, having recently announced it will submit a report to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) explaining the details of the melt-throughs, which basically mean that radioactive fuel appears to have burned through the outer containment vessels of the reactors and have gone directly into bare earth.
Originally posted by TechUnique
10 Times Worse.. yet it is getting hardly any coverage..
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by TechUnique
Reporting on what data? That's the point. Where is the data? At least the MSM usually provides a source so that what they claim can be verified, so that the context of the statements can be seen.
The only thing we get from Natural News and other blog type "alternative news" sites is the same recycled sound bites (linked back to other "articles" on the same site) from a month ago but given a new bold headline.
edit on 6/11/2011 by Phage because: (no reason given)
Government reports released earlier in the week said the damage and leakage were worse than previously thought, with nuclear fuel in three reactors likely melting through their main cores and larger containment vessels. Radiation that leaked into the air amounted to about one-sixth of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986 — double previous estimates.
Yes, let's talk about facts. You're off to a great start.
Instead of arguing over sources lets face facts.
Who need pesky data to jump to conclusions?
Because of this, coupled with the continuation of this event it is reasonable to say that this event could be 20 times worse than Chernobyl even without data.
Recent readings taken roughly 19 miles out to sea from the Fukushima nuclear power facility in Japan have revealed radioisotope levels ten times higher than those measured in the Baltic and Black Seas after the massive Chernobyl disaster
"When it comes to the oceans, however," says Buesseler, "the impact of Fukushima exceeds Chernobyl."
Radionuclides in seawater have been reported from the Fukushima plant's discharge canals, from coastal waters five to ten kilometers south of the plant, and from 30 kilometers offshore.
"Levels of some radionuclides are at least an order of magnitude higher than the highest levels in 1986 in the Baltic and Black Seas, the two ocean water bodies closest to Chernobyl," says Buesseler.
Originally posted by TechUnique
There is a high level of radiation leaking into the sea. What worldwide effects can be expected and speculated and what can we do, if anything, to prepare.edit on 26/10/2010 by TechUnique because: (no reason given)