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Fukushima Radioactive Fallout Nears Chernobyl Levels

March 25th, 2011 03:29 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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0WaitState writes “The cumulative releases from Fukushima of iodine-131 and cesium-137 have reached 73% and 60% respectively of the amounts released from the 1986 Chernobyl accident. These numbers were reached independently from a monitoring station in Sacramento, CA, and Takasaki, Japan. The iodine and cesium releases are due to the cooking off of the more volatile elements in damaged fuel rods.”

Source: Fukushima Radioactive Fallout Nears Chernobyl Levels

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