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Japan Discovers Plutonium Far From Crippled Reactor
Trace amounts of plutonium were found as far as 28 miles from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power plant, the first time that the dangerous element released from the accident was found outside of the immediate area of the plant.
The science ministry report issued Friday comes just as the government lifted one of its evacuation advisories, underscoring the difficulty of restoring normalcy and assuring the safety of residents around the crippled plant.
The government also reported a rare detection of strontium, another highly dangerous element, far from the crippled reactor, in one spot as far away as 50 miles. Most of the radioactive material discovered to date in the communities surrounding Fukushima Daiichi has been cesium or iodine.
The report said that the radiation from plutonium and strontium was "extremely low" compared to the high concentration of cesium, advising that the government maintain its focus on measuring and clearing the areas of cesium.
Still, the latest discovery is a potentially disturbing turn, as it shows that people relatively far from the plant could be exposed to more dangerous elements than had been previously disclosed.
Originally posted by OmegaLogos
reply to post by Phage
Explanation: Maybe its just a very localized hot spot!
Prestigious doctor: US nuclear 'Baby valley of death,' Millions to die (thread by Mdv2 posted on 20-6-2011 @ 01:27 PM, post by OmegaLogos posted on 21-6-2011 @ 10:42 AM) [ATS Japan Forum]
Explantion: Yes ... but statistically... if 100kg of mox fuel was ejected...
And a bit further on in that thread... [pg 14]
This is not simulation data ... its real data!
And from that same post ...
Here is VISUAL of why we are discussing this ...
Sure ... just ignore that fallout cloud that is clearly OBVIOUS and BIGGER than the place that it originated from!
Personal Disclosure: I hope that helps!