Sunday, March 27, 2011

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Austria's ZAMG Says Radioactive Iodine from Fukushima I Plant in 3 Days Equals 20% of Total Chernobyl Emissions

Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG) is talking about the three days of March 12, 13, 14.

From ZAMG update on Fukushima I Power Plant on March 24, 2011 (in English):

During the reactor accident in Chernobyl in 1986, the total releases of Iodine-131 and Cesium-137 (whole accident scenario) were 1.76 1018 Bq and 8.5 1016 Bq, respectively. The three day emissions from Fukushima of Iodine-131 would be about 20% of the total Chernobyl emissions, while those of Cesium-137 would be between 20 and 60% of the total Chernobyl emissions, depending whether one believes in the different Iodine to Caesium ratio measured in Japan.

So, iodine-131 was 20% of the total Chernobyl emissions in three days, cesium-137 20 to 60% of the total Chernobyl depending on who you believe.

Remember, in Chernobyl, the Reactor Pressure Vessel exploded. That hasn't happened, yet, in Fukushima, and already cesium-137 could be as high as 60% of Chernobyl in 3 days.

This is their latest GIF file (3/27/2011) showing how iodine-131 is blowing.

(h/t goes to Yomiuri Shinbun writer who mentioned it in 3/28/2011 article)


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