posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 12:06 PM
Originally posted by kdog1982
reply to post by muzzleflash
Here is an article about the comparison of Hiroshima's fallout to fallout from Fukushima.
Fukushima fallout said 30 times Hiroshima's Expert paints dire picture of decontamination zone, slams government for foot-dragging
According to Kodama, the Radioisotope Center estimates that radioactive materials released from Fukushima No. 1 amount to about 29.6 times of that
released by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The group also found out that radiation from Fukushima will only decrease by one-tenth per year,
which is about 100 times slower than radiation from the bomb.
The information about the one-tenth decrease rate is fairly accurate.
However I must caution you to be wary of these numbers put out. 30 times Hiroshima is nothing actually when all things are considered and we compare
it with something like this.
I would have to say that 30 times Hiroshima was released in the first few days of the event. That is just my assessment based on the amount of fuel
assemblies stored there, the number of meltdowns, the failures of containment systems, and the amount of radiation that has been detected.
Also consider the thousands of tons of radioactive waste water that was dumped straight into the pacific ocean. Did Hiroshima dump thousands of tons
of radioactive water into the ocean? Not really...
I honestly consider the 30x Hiroshima bombs figure as a slap in the face of common sense. It is far far too low to fit the numbers.
If I were to make a generalized vague assessment, and give a value to allow a comparison with Hiroshima pollution levels, I would have to increase
these numbers significantly.
I would say at this point it is equivalent to anywhere from 1000 Hiroshima bombs to 10,000x.
Those numbers seem much more reasonable and palpable based on the information at hand.
Also, comparisons with Chernobyl are loaded as well. I don't trust them one bit. They keep saying this is "equal to Chernobyl", but that is so far
from the truth it isn't even funny.
This is like 100x Chernobyl, and has the potential to be far far worse. There are over 1000 fuel assemblies at the Fukushima plant the day before the
disaster according to various sources. That is enough material to create 100s of Chernobyl's in theory.