posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 10:28 AM
reply to post by stirling
I hope this is kinda what you are looking for, I don't know how to put the source in a link but its in the
"Asia Pacific journal-Japan focus.
In the immediate aftermath of the March 11 Level 7 earthquake tsunami disaster, the troubled power plants at Fukushima Daiichi released radioactive
material that was 15 per cent of that released at Chernobyl (770,000 tera-becquerels), and radioactive fallout of Cesium 137 (half-life 30 years) that
is 168.5 times that released by the Hiroshima atomic-bomb. 5 Some 600 square kilometres of land (an area ten times that of Manhattan) has Cesium
deposit levels equivalent to the uninhabitable land around Chernobyl even 25 years after the accident. There is an additional 700 square kilometres of
land with radiation levels that made evacuation mandatory after Chernobyl, 6 yet tens of thousands of people, including radiation-susceptible children
and pregnant women, remain in the area. What particularly distinguishes Fukushima from Chernobyl is the large amount of radioactive material (3,500
tera-becquerels 7 ) released into the ocean, levels unprecedented among all past nuclear attacks, accidents and tests, raising concern about the
effect on marine life and seafood. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and the Japanese government, in explaining the failure to prevent such a
disaster insist that the scale of the tsunami was “beyond the scope of the imaginable.” Mounting historical evidence points to the contrary,
however: a tsunami of Fukushima scale was indeed to be expected, but government and TEPCO chose to ignore it. 8
Hope it helps and if I misunderstood I'm sorry.