Friday the 13th, 2013 DISCLAIMER
Radiologically, we’re basically in the midst of a nuclear war.
THOUSANDS of times the Hiroshima bomb fallout has been released by the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) over the past two and a half years. There is no end in sight yet. Hundreds of those ‘Cesium Hiroshima equivalents‘ (data below) have blown around the world, hundreds have made it into the ocean, hundreds are glowing in the ground… much of it being pumped into water tanks, but much of it also making its way to the Pacific Ocean. In terms of radioactive waste getting into air or water (stored and escaped combined), it’s as if 3 Hiroshima atom bombs are going off every day. The numbers for the release of Strontium-90 are even higher.
If using the data from the recent World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2013, published in July 2013, then Fukushima’s released Cesium-137 stands around a total of 276 PBq (petabequerrel) so far; that’s 276,000 TBq, which compares to Chernobyl’s 85,000 TBq (NEA, 2002), and dwarfs the 89 Tbq of Cs-137 in the fallout of the Hiroshima A-bomb (Nat Geo. 2013).
To quote from the report [emphasis added]:
“[…] Mr. Ebisawa, who had served NAIIC as an expert reactor engineer, estimated the amount of radioactivity that had seeped into the water that fills the basement of the reactor buildings (Unit-1, -2 and -3, as of 20 November 2012) as follows: 
Cesium-137: 276 PBq  (i.e. 40 percent of the reactor core inventory)
Strontium-90: 23 to 33 PBq (i.e. 4.4 to 6.3 percent of the reactor core inventory).
These are far larger amounts than those released into the atmosphere in gaseous form: for example, more than 27 times the amount of cesium-137 released into the air in the first three weeks , or about 2.5 to 3.3 times, depending on the estimate, the total amount released into the environment from the Chernobyl accident . […]”
This is considered high by some, but perhaps it’s actually quite accurate. Keep in mind that the Estimate from USDOE aerial survey puts the estimate even higher at 2.9E17 (285 quadrillion Bq of cesium-137) by April 2011, and that leaking did not stop. (Source: http://www.npsag.org/upload/reports/00-004/00-004%20Castle%20Meeting%202011%2009%20-%20Paper.pdf)
In other words, although much of this is stored in short-term water tanks, in terms of radioactive cesium (not even looking at other isotopes), Fukushima has released the equivalent cesium fallout of… 276,000 / 89 = 3101 Hiroshimas. Or, pretending those numbers have not gone up much since, March 11, 2011 – September 13, 2013 = 917 days; so 3101 / 917 = 3.38 Hiroshima A-bomb Cesium fallout equivalents per day, or… it’s as if… every 7 hours and 6 minutes a Hiroshima-sized nuke has been going off, for two and a half years so far.
Just saying. (Not saying anything new, already touched on that in “Fukushima equals about 4+ Chernobyls“, and pointed out that “Fissioning is still happening” (at times this summer 2013), and clearly radioactive rain is still coming down in North America.
Why do I bother? For starters, I’m under the impression that most governments are still in rather extreme denial about the inherent dangers of nuclear fission technologies. Save for perhaps a handful mini research reactors globally (for medical radioisotope production), every nuclear reactor ought to be switched into cold shutdown.
After over 2000 nuclear attacks on this beautiful planet, and Three Mile Island, Sellafield, Harrisburg, Chernobyl, Fukushima and so many other smaller leaks and accidents, sunken nuclear submarines, and mountains upon mountains of radioactive wastes piling up… with no one knowing how to somehow neutralize this mess yet, it’s time to pull the plug on this madness. The war is over: Just admit the whole thing was a terrible mistake. And move on already. We’re swimming in a sea of solar, wind, tide, geothermal, biomass, and cosmic ray energy, not to mention the possibilities for tapping into “zero point” energy, Tesla resonance technologies, etc…
And, pro-nuke brainwashees, don’t give me that “radiation is harmless” criminal propaganda.
Mutations in Japan from Fukushima fallout:
Mutations in the former Soviet Union from Chernobyl fallout:
Mutations in Falluja, Iraq, after the use of Depleted Uranium weapons by the United States government:
The list is very long, but just these couple horrific examples should suffice, I would hope…
Personally, I want to see all current construction of new reactors halted immediately, and all operative existing nuclear reactors in cold shutdown before sunrise. Come on, nuclear industry, you can do it. Make my day.