- Xenon 400,000 times normal found in Chiba air immediately after Fukushima nuke accident (Mainichi Japan, Dec. 2, 2011):
CHIBA — Radioactive xenon-133 some 400,000 times normal levels was detected in the atmosphere here immediately after the outbreak of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, a radiation survey organization said.
It took three months before the volume of radioactive substances returned to normal levels.
The Chiba-based Japan Chemical Analysis Center made the announcement during a radiation research session in Tokyo on Dec. 1, organized by the Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry.
Keisuke Isogai from the center denied that the high concentration of radioactive substance posed a health hazard.
“I think xenon-133 drifted from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to Chiba in the form of a plume. Since the detected amount translates into a cumulative external exposure to radiation of only 1.3 microsieverts over the three-month period, it won’t cause a health hazard,” he said.
The average amount of xenon-133 in the atmosphere was 1,300 becquerels per cubic meter of air in Chiba between March 14 and 22, as compared with zero to 3.4 millibecquerels before the crisis. The volume reached 400,000 times normal levels shortly after the nuclear crisis was triggered by the March 11 tsunami, according to the center.
Xenon-133 is generated in the process of nuclear fission of uranium and plutonium used as fuel at nuclear power stations. Since xenon-133 hardly reacts to any other substance, there is no fear of internal exposure to radiation even if inhaled, experts say.
That would change the moment one would make those ‘experts’ inhale Xenon-133 in high dosis for a view days!
Those experts would all admit to their pathetic lies and immediately tell the truth!
Here is chief nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen and Dr. Helen Caldicott telling the truth:
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This week, Dr. Caldicott once again chats with Arnold Gundersen, a nuclear energy consultant with Fairewinds Associates, about the ongoing situation at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. As background for today’s program, read the recent news articles Nuclear Expert Cites New Concerns about Westinghouse Reactor Design Based on Fukushima Disaster and Women Fight to Save Fukushima’s Children. Read the Fairewinds report released November 2011, Fukushima and the Westinghouse-Toshiba AP1000. Read the article, Nuclear Revival is Ruining Climate Protection Efforts and Harming Customers, says Watchdog Group and the accompanying report by NC Warn, New Nuclear Power is Ruining Climate Protection Efforts and Harming Customers. Also read the November 12 New York Times article Devastation at Japan Site, Seen Up Close.