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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:23 PM
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Japan admits daily radioactive release from Fukushima at 154 trillion Becquerels, many times higher
The Nuclear Safety Commission under the Prime Ministers Office disclosed on April 23 that the amount of radioactive materials being released from the TEPCO Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant was 154 terabecquerels per day (1 tera is 1 trillion) as late as April 5 when the amount being released was considered stabilized.

On April 5, the estimated amount of radioactive materials released from Fukushima I Nuke Plant was 0.69 terabecquerels/hour for iodine-131 and 0.14 terabecquerels/hour for cesium-137. When the numbers were recalculated according to the INES method (converting cesium amount into iodine equivalent), the amount released turned out to be 6.4 terabecquerels/hour (which was 154 terabecquerels per day. Previously, the Nuclear Safety Commission had simply added the numbers for iodine-131 and cesium-137, and announced it was less than 1 terrabecquerel per hour .

http://enenews.com/daily-radioactive-release-from-fukus...
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:40 PM
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1. This and BP/Gulf are landmines which are going to blow up on us in the near future ... imo ...
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:24 PM
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2. Passover, Fallout, Resurrection
What a holiday season this year!
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 04:10 PM
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3. I would like to see another source back this up. Using the units "terrabecquerel per hour"
seems wrong to me. The becquerel (Bq) is a measure of radiation and I dont think would be per hour like exposure (sieverts). And as I figure it 154 TBq equals 4158 curies. That is a enormous amount. Just my opinion. My knowledge is limited.
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