Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster = 20+ Hiroshima nuclear bombs

“Based on the thermal output, it is 29.6 times the amount released by the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima.   Based on Uranium-equivant it is 20 Hiroshima bombs”  – Professor Tatsuhiko Kodama, head of the Radioisotope Center at the University of Tokyo, giving testimony to the Committee on Welfare and Labor in Japan’s Lower House in the Diet, on July 27, 2011.  Don’t miss this video

(In exception of having “closed this blog”, I couldn’t resist passing this along…)

8/24 add-on:  The Telegraph has since reported “Fukushima caesium leaks ‘equal 168 Hiroshimas’ “:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/8722400/Fukushima-caesium-leaks-equal-168-Hiroshimas.html

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