''Scientific experts believe Japan's nuclear disaster to be far worse than governments are revealing to the public.''
"Fukushima is the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind," Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear industry senior vice president, told Al Jazeera.
"Fukushima has three nuclear reactors exposed and four fuel cores exposed," he said, "You probably have the equivalent of 20 nuclear reactor cores because of the fuel cores, and they are all in desperate need of being cooled, and there is no means to cool them effectively."
"We have 20 nuclear cores exposed, the fuel pools have several cores each, that is 20 times the potential to be released than Chernobyl," said Gundersen. "The data I'm seeing shows that we are finding hot spots further away than we had from Chernobyl, and the amount of radiation in many of them was the amount that caused areas to be declared no-man's-land for Chernobyl. We are seeing square kilometres being found 60 to 70 kilometres away from the reactor. You can't clean all this up. We still have radioactive wild boar in Germany, 30 years after Chernobyl."
Originally posted by alexs
reply to post by badw0lf
just keep watching the football or whatever sport blows your hair back
and it will all go away it may take over one million years but things will cool down eventually no wonder ETs wont land here they would have to be nuts !!
Fear of Radiation is a Psi-Op By Zuerrnnovahh-Starr Livingstone
March 23, 2011 Fear of Radiation is a Psi-Op by ZS Livingstone (March 23, 2011)
The human body and all plants, animals and even bacteria are able to transmute one element into another. Transmutation is always happening. Radioactive isotopes are also transmuted. The textbook explanation is that the immune system removes the poison quickly. In a matter of hours, there is no radiation to be measured. The assumption is that the body eliminates the radiation in urine and feces, but tests of the eliminated matter show little radiation. The proteins and enzymes in the body are able to transmute and neutralize the toxic substances. There have been hundreds of thousands of people exposed to high levels of radiation and survived without ill health. There were people who were covered with the black rain of the fallout of Hiroshima and survived to old age without cancer. There were others who succumbed immediately and many who lingered in illness for decades. What causes this variation? There are many US Army Vets who witnessed and were exposed to the air-bursts of A-Bombs in Utah, New Mexico and Nevada and survived for decades. Again, there were variations of lifespan and quality of life. The answer to a longer survival is the lack of fear. Fear is the killer. Eliminating fear is a Zen practise. It is time all Japanese practise their old traditions and overcome all fears.
You're comparing apples and oranges. Inhaled "hot particles" pose a different kind of risk than background radiation. The US nuclear regulatory commission gave me a license to handle radioactive materials which gave me probably double the exposure I'd get from background alone, and I felt that was maybe slightly risky but still pretty safe, especially since people in Denver get more than that and it doesn't seem to be killing them.
Originally posted by FadeProof
We breath & eat radiation everyday. We have Nuclear power plants all around us. Nuclear waste creeping into the soil and our water. Radiation beaming down on us from the Sun. These readings are Normal background radiation.
Gunderson is the same nuclear engineer referenced in the OP. And I find him to be quite credible.
Original estimates of xenon and krypton releases remain the same, but a TEPCO recalculation shows dramatic increases in the release of hot particles. This confirms the results of air filter monitoring by independent scientists. Fairewinds' Arnie Gundersen explains how hot particles may react in mammals while escaping traditional detection. Reports of a metallic taste in the mouth, such as those now being reported in Japan and on the west coast, are a telltale sign of radiation exposure.