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Scientists: Far more cesium released than previously believed
03-01-2012, 12:20 AM,
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Scientists: Far more cesium released than previously believed
Scientists: Far more cesium released than previously believed
By Akiko Okazaki, The Asahi Shimbun Asia & Japan Watch, 29 February 2012

A mind-boggling 40,000 trillion becquerels of radioactive cesium, or twice the amount previously thought, may have spewed from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant after the March 11 disaster, scientists say.

Michio Aoyama, a senior researcher at the Meteorological Research Institute, released the finding at a scientific symposium in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Feb. 28.

The figure, which represents about 20 percent of the discharge during the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, is twice as large as previous estimates by research institutions both in Japan and overseas.

It was calculated on the basis of radioactive content of seawater sampled at 79 locations in the north Pacific and is thought to more accurately reflect reality than previous simulation results.

Scientists believe that around 30 percent of the radioactive substances discharged during the crisis ended up on land, while the rest fell on the sea.

This makes it especially difficult to accurately evaluate the total amount of radioactive materials released. Thus, seaborne data is essential to the process.

The scientists measured cesium concentrations in seawater as of April and May last year. They then used a model of diffusion in the atmosphere and the oceans to evaluate the total amount of cesium released. The calculation produced estimates of 30-40 quadrillion becquerels.

The researchers also estimated that 24-30 quadrillion becquerels of that cesium reached the sea.

That combines the roughly 70 percent of the total discharge, which is thought to have reached the ocean, and the cesium content of radioactive water that Tokyo Electric Power Co., the nuclear plant operator, released from the plant to the sea.

While the latest study said 15-20 quadrillion becquerels of cesium-137 was released into the atmosphere, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency estimated the amount at 8.8 quadrillion becquerels. Similar data released by other researchers both in Japan and overseas ranged between 7 quadrillion and 35 quadrillion becquerels.

In the meantime, TEPCO on Feb. 28 began pouring cement on a trial basis from a marine platform onto the seabed in the port at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. The work is intended to cover 7 hectares of seabed inside the breakwaters.

The aim is to prevent radioactive cesium that accumulated there from spreading offshore. The project is expected to take 3-4 months to finish.

During the trial, TEPCO will determine what thickness of cement cover is effective for the purpose. Choppy waters due to adverse weather conditions had obstructed the work.
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03-01-2012, 12:24 AM,
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RE: Scientists: Far more cesium released than previously believed
Quote:The figure, which represents about 20 percent of the discharge during the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Another lie! Fukushima's radiation output has already far surpassed that of Chernobyl's. But we don't want the public to panic and hang the criminally incompetent so we keep lying right to their faces month after month after month.

The Fukushima "Anniversary" is coming up in 11 days. Expect the bullshit to increase exponentially as we approach...
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03-01-2012, 01:38 AM,
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RE: Scientists: Far more cesium released than previously believed
Sounds like a candidate for the wiki official lies and on going cover ups pages.
An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
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03-07-2012, 06:23 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-07-2012, 06:33 PM by CharliePrime.)
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RE: Scientists: Far more cesium released than previously believed
(03-01-2012, 12:24 AM)yeti Wrote: Expect the bullshit to increase exponentially as we approach...

Here is some that B.S.

David Ropiek is a modern Edward Bernase clone who works for the military-industrial complex selling their memes.
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Big Think is a website for clueless hipsters to congratulate each other on how smart and enlightened they are for supporting transhumanism, global socialism, and atheism.

http://bigthink.com/ideas/lessons-from-the-excessive-fear-of-fukushima

In the above article, Ropeik tells them that the stress from worrying about Fukashima will be more harmful than the exploding nuclear reactors because, get this, zero people have died from it so far.

He further posits that Chernobyl wasn't bad because flowers and bunnies now flourish there.

Sick stuff. The children there lap this stuff up like poisoned candy.
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03-07-2012, 09:58 PM,
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RE: Scientists: Far more cesium released than previously believed
Supplemental:

Radiation Readings Soar at Rocketdyne
By Michael Collins Mar 06, 2012
http://www.enviroreporter.com/2012/03/radiation-readings-soar-at-rocketdyne/

Related, that is IF there isn't another source of the radioactive isotopes. But really - how do we verify that? Speculation can lead one to conclude all sorts of possibilities. Hidden underground reactors, falsified/cherry-picked readings.

To play Icarus Advocate here's another potential motive:

Power and Control: The Anti-Nuclear Energy Movement - Leveraging the Japan Tsunami and Other Disasters
http://concen.org/forum/showthread.php?tid=38667
There are no others, there is only us.
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