Tuesday, June 14, 2011

("Now They Tell Us" Series) Curium Detected at 2-3 Kilometers from #Fukushima I Nuke Plant

Americium was detected also, but the Ministry of Education and Science thinks it is a background number.

Now the Japanese government has admitted to tellurium, plutonium, uranium, strontium, curium in the soil outside the plant. It is yet to admit how far and wide. Maybe in another month or two.

The soil samples were taken on April 29 and May 1.

The image of the press release by the Ministry on June 13 (I put americium, curium in a red bracket):

According to the map attached to the above sheet, the two locations where curium was detected lie on the straight line from the plant, west by southwest.


pat said...

if you build a nuclear reactor underground, while you may be able to limit the amount of gas release by careful sealing of the vents and conduits during a meltdown, you will still face an extreme problem of how you prevent the core melt from contaminating underground water.

We will see Fukushima release tremendous amounts of water borne radiation. I feel sorry for the japanese people to have been so illserved by their government.

Anonymous said...

Robbie001 sez:

The Swiss built their failed Lucens reactor underground. Strangely enough they didn't build anymore of them underground after that it has to make you wonder what's the reason.


Anonymous said...

The Lucens was a particularly bad idea :)). Maybe they didn't feel the need, for less-crazy designs.

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