TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after the accident, the released amount of radioactive strontium in the ocean, the Asahi Shimbun found that estimates be at least about 462 trillion becquerels. Fisheries Agency is considering the strengthening of research examining the accumulation of fish and shellfish samples. Calculation was performed based on data released by TEPCO, etc.. Unit 2 in April, for radioactive contaminated water spilled from No. 3 in May [...] The amount drops to the ocean from the atmosphere is not included. [...] Strontium is not easily excreted and accumulate in the bone, it is that there is cause bone cancer and leukemia, it has been pointed out the need for further investigation. Professor, Tohoku University Graduate School of Agriculture geological history of Katayama (Resource Ecology and Fisheries), according to the need to pay special attention to accumulation in the bone, such as whole food Kounago and Silas. “Strontium tends to accumulate in organisms at low concentrations. We need detailed investigation,” he said. [...] Earlier this month, it is thought that over 5 trillion becquerels of strontium was contained in the 45 metric tons of contaminated water that leaked from an apparatus at Fukushima: 5.8 trillion becquerels of strontium leaked from Fukushima over weekend
International Journal of Health Services
Issue: Volume 42, Number 1 / 2012
Pages: 47 - 64
An Unexpected Mortality Increase in the United States Follows Arrival of the Radioactive Plume from Fukushima: Is There a Correlation?
Joseph J. Mangano and Janette D. Sherman
The multiple nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima plants beginning on March 11, 2011, are releasing large amounts of airborne radioactivity that has spread throughout Japan and to other nations; thus, studies of contamination and health hazards are merited. In the United States, Fukushima fallout arrived just six days after the earthquake, tsunami, and meltdowns. Some samples of radioactivity in precipitation, air, water, and milk, taken by the U.S. government, showed levels hundreds of times above normal; however, the small number of samples prohibits any credible analysis of temporal trends and spatial comparisons. U.S. health officials report weekly deaths by age in 122 cities, about 25 to 35 percent of the national total. Deaths rose 4.46 percent from 2010 to 2011 in the 14 weeks after the arrival of Japanese fallout, compared with a 2.34 percent increase in the prior 14 weeks. The number of infant deaths after Fukushima rose 1.80 percent, compared with a previous 8.37 percent decrease. Projecting these figures for the entire United States yields 13,983 total deaths and 822 infant deaths in excess of the expected. These preliminary data need to be followed up, especially in the light of similar preliminary U.S. mortality findings for the four months after Chernobyl fallout arrived in 1986, which approximated final figures.
Originally posted by subcsailor
My background...I am a nuclear engineer. No haters please.
I work with many radiological detectors. And these babies run all the time for sampling purposes. If higher than normal airborne contamination has been blowing through the mid-west I would have seen some sort of rise. And to date it is all normal. But now I am wondering. I'm going to ask our guys in the lab. They got detectors that are a lot more sensative than what I have available. I'll ask them how their daily checks and calibrations have been going.
TextNUCLEAR experts say even a highly unlikely Chernobyl-like disaster in Japan would have no impact on Australia.
An estimated 14,000 excess deaths in the United States are linked to the radioactive fallout from the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear reactors in Japan,
Originally posted by musashi9
All of you that agree with this nonsense are a bunch of first grade nutters.
I live in Tokyo and I find it funny to read the ramblings of a paranoid generation who jump at a mouse fart.