Cs137 fallout rivals Chernobyl.

  • New Scientist – March 29, 2011:  Caesium fallout from Fukushima rivals Chernobyl by Debora MacKenzie.   Excerpt:  “An analysis of MEXT’s data by New Scientist shows just how elevated the levels are. After the 1986 Chernobyl accident, the most highly contaminated areas were defined as those with over 1490 kilobecquerels (kBq) of caesium per square metre. Produce from soil with 550 kBq/m2 was destroyed. […]  Since 18 March, MEXT has repeatedly found caesium levels above 550 kBq/m2 in an area some 45 kilometres wide lying 30 to 50 kilometres north-west of the plant. The highest was 6400 kBq/m2, about 35 kilometres away, while caesium reached 1816 kBq/m2 in Nihonmatsu City and 1752 kBq/m2 in the town of Kawamata, where iodine-131 levels of up to 12,560 kBq/m2 have also been measured. “Some of the numbers are really high,” says […].” CLICK HERE to READ ARTICLE. (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20305-caesium-fallout-from-fukushima-rivals-chernobyl.html)
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