Fukushima Onsite Inspection Shows Hopeless Contamination – Arnie Gunderson

Fukushima Onsite Inspection Shows Hopeless Contamination – Arnie Gunderson
Arnie Gunderson, Chief Engineer for FaireWinds Energy Education, reports onsite from Fukushima prefecture, giving us a sorrowful, but precise, picture of what a post nuclear site looks like*: Abandoned homes no one will ever live in again 3″0 million plastic bags of radioactive debris weighing a total of 30 million tons dotting the farms and fields, front yards and roads 19 counts per second of plutonium in a square meter of earth, a deadly radioactive compound which does not occur in nature of which a single molecule can, and does, cause cancer Cesium levels 25,000,000 Bequerels per kilogram of material (2.2 pounds) New high tech radiation control incinerators with a capacity so small, 10 tons per day, that combustion of the radioactive debris will take¬† a thousand years “Monkey poop” collected from monkeys that live in the hillsides with 50,000 Becquerels (1 Bequerel = 1 radioactive decay per second) “Decontamination” of areas that are re-contaminated because cleaning takes place only within 20 feel of the roadside so any rainfall or movement of dirt or dust recontaminates the area “Towns” opened during the day for decontamination workers which are closed at night because it is too dangerous to stay that many hours in the area Background counts in Fukushima City of 40 counts per minute but 10 times higher in the hills.… Read the rest