Safe levels of plutonium??? Wait a minute:
“Plutonium is the deadliest substance on the planet since 1 molecule of Plutonium in your body guarantees the development of cancer, according to radiation medicine experts.”
– Dr. Rima Laibow
More about safe levels of radiation:
And what about the explosions that happened at Fukushima? Did they not eject plutonium?
Are we watching Blue’s Clues? It would stand to reason that if plutonium was found elsewhere, it will most likely be found on the seabed.
Update – Remember this story?
Neutron beam observed 13 times
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it has observed a neutron beam, a kind of radioactive ray, 13 times on the premises of its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Tepco said the neutron beam measured about 1.5 km southwest of the plant’s Nos. 1 and 2 reactors over three days from March 13 and is equivalent to 0.01 to 0.02 microsieverts per hour. This is not a dangerous level of radiation, it added.
The utility said it will also measure uranium and plutonium, which could emit a neutron beam.
In the 1999 criticality accident at a nuclear fuel processing plant run by JCO Co. in Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, uranium broke apart continually in nuclear fission, causing a massive amount of neutron beams.
In the latest case at the Fukushima No. 1 plant, a criticality accident has yet to happen.
But the measured neutron beam may be evidence that uranium and plutonium leaked from the plant’s nuclear reactors and spent nuclear fuel have discharged a small amount of neutron beams via fission.
UPDATE – Thanks for the plutonium discussion, guys! Wiki can be a decent source for info, but try to get in the habit of checking the discussion page. It’s a great place to gain insight on the facts wikipedia conveniently ‘omits’.
How much plutonium does it take to overdose a person? From the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility: