Plutonium AND Lethal Levels of Radiation at Fukushima

(4 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

UPDATE 1-Japan says plutonium found at Fukushima…

TOKYO, March 28 (Reuters) – Plutonium has been found in soil at various points within Japan’s stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex but does not present a risk to human health, operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said on Monday.


Hazardous Radiation Detected Outside Damaged Japanese Reactor…

Radiation levels that can prove fatal were detected outside reactor buildings at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant for the first time, complicating efforts to contain the worst disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.

It’ll be intersting to see how the spinners describe this.


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  1. As reported even by lamestream media as of today.

  2. …Mike Whitney in TPM, “Is Fukushima About to Blow?,” 3/28/11.

    I don’t know about the current status of evacuation of the workers who have been pouring coolant water into the reactors.  It’s one of those things that keeps going on again, off again. Anyway:


    emergency workers were evacuated from the plant and rushed to safe location. The prospect of a full-core meltdown or an environmental catastrophe of incalculable magnitude now looms larger than ever. The crisis is getting worse.

    If spent fuel rods catch fire from lack of coolant, the intense heat will lift radiation plumes high into the atmosphere that will drift around the world. That’s the nightmare scenario, clouds of radioactive material showering the planet with lethal toxins for months on end. And, according to the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics of Vienna, that deadly process has already begun. The group told New Scientist…

    And it would be worse than Chernobyl. Chernobyl only had 180 tons of fuel. Fukushima has 1,760 tons of fuel — that’s a whole lot more radioactivity.

    For more on the subject and the classic cover ups which are going on see this

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