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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Radioactive contamination

Iodine 131 in the Pacific - Sea water irradiated

More than two weeks after the natural disaster in Japan, the survivors are suffering from snow and cold. The radioactive contamination of the environment is increasing: Contaminated water flows into the sea.


The radioactive contamination of coastal waters off Fukushima nuclear power plant has reached a new high. Exposure to iodine-131 in sea water near the plant exceeded the permissible limit by the 1250fache, such as the Nuclear Safety Agency (NISA) said. Before the 330 meters south of the plant samples showed only one 100 times as high radiation exposure. The nuclear power plant operator Tepco admitted that flowed with great probability radioactive water from nuclear power plant into the sea.

In the reactor units 1 to 4 above radioactive water with some 10 000 times higher radiation was leaked, which comes either from the reactor core or from the cooling ponds for spent nuclear fuel rods. The contamination of water in Block 1 of the Fukushima nuclear power plant contains high levels of cesium 137, as it is after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster almost 25 years ago arrived in large quantities in the environment. The Japanese Nuclear Safety Agency (NISA) on Saturday published an analysis of this water, and eight of radioactive substances were found. At the top of the activity of cesium-137 is 1.8 million becquerels.

53 comments:

  1. Interesting read. Some sources for this would make it an even better read.
    Following to hear more :)

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  2. I just hope this won't turn out as bad as Chernobyl with the technology we have today, but yet radiation goes through all kind of materials and is really hard to stop, the people who are/were working in the reactors are real heroes.

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  3. Have to agree with botji. I dont think its going to be as bad as Cherboyl

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  4. Omg Japs are good at math and stuff So why dont they fucking fix those reactors? This shit about those reactors keeps me nervous

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  5. Nice article! Look for a similar one about the current status of Japan on my blog!

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  6. This disaster changed my opinion about nuclear energy, I'm now slightly against.. Check my blog about energy too.

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  7. Have a friend over there; thankfully he's safe.

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  8. Yesterday the radioactive cloud was in the Poland. I didn't go out from my house, it's terrible what happend with Japan food ehhh.

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  9. Great post! Was a really good read! thanks for sharing!

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  10. We need to get on top of this shit fast.

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  11. You know this was all caused because the company that owns the plants didn't want to risk damaging their property by flooding the plants? They didn't do anything until it was too late.

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  12. scary stuff man, radiation shouldn't be messed with.

    supported!
    collegeanon.tk

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  13. rediation ist as dangerus as the media makes it out to be.

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  14. This could really get worse fast I wonder what they are NOT telling us...

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  15. I don't think this will become another nuclear catastrophe like Chernobyl, but is worrying nonetheless.

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  16. My dad is a bioenvironmental engineer, and he's volunteering to go over there to help with the contamination and whatnot.

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  17. I's a shame that nuclear power is the most efficient energy source in relation to cost that we have.

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  18. They should invest in renewable energy like solar and wind or massively reformat all the nuclear plants to be even more safe.

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  19. I hope this wont end in a desaster...

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  20. I'm worried about the residents near the immediate area. Not really freaked out about the reactor like a lot of people.

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  21. doesn't sound good, but they said if things get too bad, they'd just bury it all, literally.

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  22. This is all leading to something really bad

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  23. At least they can proof it they're worth of having nuclear power once again. If they're not able to deal with this situation in an appropiate way, in my opinion Japan shoudn't be allowed to build other nuclear power plant!

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  24. Mutant sea creatures will soon rise from the sea floor and destroy the world!

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  25. I would like to read more about this. Do you have a source article?

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  26. radiation and nuclear power is no stuff to mess around with

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  27. its a big mess over there, i already donated as much as i could to japan relief, hope they sort things out soon.

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  28. This kind of thing still scares me!

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  29. i hope there aren't too many unintended consequences because of this.

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  30. It's crazy to think that all of that can happen s such a short period of time.

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  31. I feel so sorry for them.. hopefully the worst is over with.

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  32. Interesting, does this mean that the internal containment has indeed failed?

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  33. @botji, we don't really have ANY better technology then we used to when Chernobyl happened. Only thing better are radiation detectors I would think.

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  34. This is horrible. Makes me grateful, thanks.

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  35. this situation is just beyond terrible.

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  36. I can't believe what has happened to all of these innocent people.

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  37. still feeling kinda bad for japan. they just can't catch a break

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  38. not good. stay strong Japan!

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  39. Yea true, i am with the japan people in my mind

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  40. Wow, things just aren't looking good :(

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