- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -
Fukushima caesium leaks ‘equal 168 Hiroshimas’
Posted By admin On August 25, 2011 @ 3:33 pm In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled
London Telegraph 
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Japan’s government estimates the amount of radioactive caesium-137 released by the Fukushima nuclear disaster so far is equal to that of 168 Hiroshima bombs.
Government nuclear experts, however, said the World War II bomb blast and the accidental reactor meltdowns at Fukushima, which has seen ongoing radiation leaks but no deaths so far, were beyond comparison.
The amount of caesium-137 released since the three reactors were crippled by the March 11 quake and tsunami has been estimated at 15,000 tera becquerels, the Tokyo Shimbun reported, quoting a government calculation.
That compares with the 89 tera becquerels released by “Little Boy”, the uranium bomb the United States dropped on the western Japanese city in the final days of World War II, the report said.
Full story here. 
Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com
URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fukushima-caesium-leaks-equal-168-hiroshimas.html
URLs in this post:
 London Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/8722400/Fukushima-caesium-leaks-equal-168-Hiroshimas.html
 High levels of caesium found in Fukushima beef: http://www.prisonplanet.com/high-levels-of-caesium-found-in-fukushima-beef.html
 Japan: Fukushima disaster released twice as much radiation as initially estimated: http://www.prisonplanet.com/japan-fukushima-disaster-released-twice-as-much-radiation-as-initially-estimated.html
 Quake rattles Japan’s Fukushima region: http://www.prisonplanet.com/quake-rattles-japan%e2%80%99s-fukushima-region.html
 Radioactive strontium detected 62 km from Fukushima plant: http://www.prisonplanet.com/radioactive-strontium-detected-62-km-from-fukushima-plant.html
 Fukushima Released Record Radiation Into Sea: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fukushima-released-record-radiation-into-sea.html
Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.