Thursday, 29 March 2012

Tokyo Soil: Blanketed with Fukushima Radiation – Would Be Considered “Radioactive Waste” in U.S.

We noted in August that some parts of Tokyo have more radiation than existed in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zones. And see this and this.

There are indications that radiation levels are increasing in Tokyo.

Nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen took 5 random soil samples in Tokyo recently, and found that all 5 were so radioactive that they would be considered radioactive waste in the United States, which would have to be specially disposed of at a facility in Texas:

It seems like much of Northern Japan is uninhabitable - I certainly would not want to live in an area that is classified as being a radioactive waste site.

And cleaning up such a large area would be exceedingly difficult - so much so that the people living there will have to deal with the deadly health consequences of this contamination for hundreds of years. Indeed, from the very first day a global effort should have been made to entomb the reactors. Presently nothing has been done except to claim that the plants are in "cold shutdown". Whatever is left of the radioactive cores is still fissioning and has probably melted into the ground.

I think it would be wise not to visit Japan, and not to eat any of their food.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 29th, 2012.]

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