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03-03-2013 05:22 AM#1171
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Quote:Fukushima: Cancer Risk Seen in Japanese Infants

http://www.medpagetoday.com/PublicHealth...alth/37611
03-11-2013 04:56 PM#1172
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03-11-2013 05:18 PM#1173
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(03-11-2013 04:56 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLI54fGK8nY


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03-11-2013 05:59 PM#1174
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03-12-2013 01:27 AM#1175
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I question the general assumption that felines are inherently deficient in the area of grammar and sentence structure.
03-12-2013 05:33 AM#1176
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I avoided this thread because it reminds me of my own mortality
but for all is worth Fukushima is an E.L.E not your Hollywood fare deliver it a 120 min format
but is an E.L.E all the samedamned.gif
03-12-2013 06:09 AM#1177
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We keep it pinned as a reminder of that. tissueguy.gif
03-16-2013 02:56 PM#1178
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The cesium levels have risen, or are still rising, in fish caught in the waters around Japan.

Quote:According to Tepco, the previous record of cesium concentration in fish was 510,000 Bq/kg detected in another greenling captured in the same area. Currently, fishermen are voluntarily suspending operations off the coast of the prefecture except for experimental catches.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/03...ear-plant/

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03-16-2013 03:03 PM#1179
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Quote:As the Fukushima disaster unfolded, Madigan wondered if radiation would show up in the tuna he studied in California. Sure enough, he and his colleagues found radioactive isotopes from the disaster in 15 bluefins caught by fisherman five months after the tsunami. Radioactive materials from the damaged reactors bled into groundwater and the ocean. Young tuna absorbed cesium 134 and cesium 137 isotopes while swimming in the accident-afflicted area and likely by eating contaminated plankton and small fish.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/articl...ining-tuna
03-16-2013 04:10 PM#1180
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Sigh.................

This thread should be renamed - Fukushima isn't the disaster - it is a terrible loss of asset problem and cleanup problem for the utility.
From Wiki:

The National Police Agency has confirmed 15,881 deaths,[22] 6,142 injured,[23] and 2,668 people missing[24] across twenty prefectures.[25]

As of 30 April 2012, 18 people had died and 420 had been injured while participating in disaster recovery or clean-up efforts.[195]

Japanese funerals are normally elaborate Buddhist ceremonies which entail cremation. The thousands of bodies, however, exceeded the capacity of available crematoriums and morgues, many of them damaged,[181][182] and there were shortages of both kerosene—each cremation requires 50 liters—and dry ice for preservation.[183] The single crematorium in Higashimatsushima, for example, could only handle four bodies a day, although hundreds were found there.


Some areas around Miyako have subsided (sunk) 4 feet.

As far as the power plant is concerned

According to a June 2012 Stanford University study, the radiation released could cause 130 deaths from cancer (the lower bound for the estimater being 15 and the upper bound 1100) and 180 cancer cases (the lower bound being 24 and the upper bound 1800), mostly in Japan.

An additional approximately 600 deaths [around Fukushima] have been reported due to non-radiological causes such as mandatory evacuations.

The total radiation casualties to date: there may be 3 children with thyroid cancer.
03-16-2013 04:19 PM#1181
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Then there's the question -

Quote:The question unanswered is whether the cesium is going to continue to accumulate, and can it be spreading to other species of fish.

http://www.tworiverstribune.com/2013/03/...nia-coast/

Don't Worry, Inc. sad2.gif
03-16-2013 04:47 PM#1182
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(03-16-2013 02:56 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  The cesium levels have risen, or are still rising, in fish caught in the waters around Japan.

Quote:According to Tepco, the previous record of cesium concentration in fish was 510,000 Bq/kg detected in another greenling captured in the same area. Currently, fishermen are voluntarily suspending operations off the coast of the prefecture except for experimental catches.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/03...ear-plant/

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They are catching these fish in the little breakwater in front of the plant.

TEPCO says it is going to put up steel mesh to block the breakwater then exterminate the fish.

(03-16-2013 03:03 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
Quote:As the Fukushima disaster unfolded, Madigan wondered if radiation would show up in the tuna he studied in California. Sure enough, he and his colleagues found radioactive isotopes from the disaster in 15 bluefins caught by fisherman five months after the tsunami. Radioactive materials from the damaged reactors bled into groundwater and the ocean. Young tuna absorbed cesium 134 and cesium 137 isotopes while swimming in the accident-afflicted area and likely by eating contaminated plankton and small fish.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/articl...ining-tuna
http://articles.latimes.com/2013/feb/25/...n-20130225

You are reading reports of the wrong scientists. There are a group of California scientists who have been using the radiation to study fish migration patterns (as opposed to measuring the radioactivity just to bitch about it). They are worried that their window for their study is closing.

The amounts the fish carried were minuscule — far less, ounce for ounce, than the amount of naturally occurring radiation in a banana — but possibly enough for scientists to gain insight into animal migration, the team wrote in their report.

Saw the table for one of these studies - the worst california fish was 0.3% higher than the fish's natural radiation. As of the end of the year the vast majority of the migratory fish in california are ND fish.
03-16-2013 04:51 PM#1183
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There is this one truth, however -

Quote:Cesium itself is not safe and most people would be smart to not consume tuna from the Pacific Ocean.

http://www.tworiverstribune.com/2013/03/...nia-coast/
03-16-2013 05:28 PM#1184
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(03-16-2013 04:51 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  There is this one truth, however -

Quote:Cesium itself is not safe and most people would be smart to not consume tuna from the Pacific Ocean.

http://www.tworiverstribune.com/2013/03/...nia-coast/



http://www.ead.anl.gov/pub/doc/potassium.pdf
http://www.evs.anl.gov/pub/doc/Cesium.pdf

The fish in question had about 300 times more radiation from Potassium (K-40) than Cesium (Cs-137).

The biological half-life of Potassium is 30 days and the effective biological half-life of Cesium is 99 days.

So the net effect of the Cesium is about 1/30th that of the natural potassium.

The Omega 3 from the tuna will do more good than the Cesium will do harm (at these levels there isn't any proof the Cesium will cause harm - but that is another story). Who made the "don't eat glowing fish" recommendation is an idiot or a scaremonger.

As long as your yearly exposure is less than 100 mS/A (milliSieverts per Anno) there is no risk. Between 100 mS/A and 2 S/A there is a bare knuckled brawl about whether it makes you sicker or heathier.
03-16-2013 05:38 PM#1185
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If the scientists don't know, it looks like nobody really knows.

Quote:It is likely that the area of contamination is not being contained by mere fishing nets. It will be years before a complete picture and full know the extent of radioactive contamination in ocean fish supply. It might be best if marine research is conducted locally with our own coastal seals, and with transparent results updated every six months.
03-16-2013 05:50 PM#1186
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(03-16-2013 05:38 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  If the scientists don't know, it looks like nobody really knows.

Quote:It is likely that the area of contamination is not being contained by mere fishing nets. It will be years before a complete picture and full know the extent of radioactive contamination in ocean fish supply. It might be best if marine research is conducted locally with our own coastal seals, and with transparent results updated every six months.


If you don't eat the fish that just means more for me. They had a sale on solid white down at the store and I stocked up.
03-16-2013 05:53 PM#1187
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(03-16-2013 05:50 PM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  
(03-16-2013 05:38 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  If the scientists don't know, it looks like nobody really knows.

Quote:It is likely that the area of contamination is not being contained by mere fishing nets. It will be years before a complete picture and full know the extent of radioactive contamination in ocean fish supply. It might be best if marine research is conducted locally with our own coastal seals, and with transparent results updated every six months.


If you don't eat the fish that just means more for me. They had a sale on solid white down at the store and I stocked up.


Well, then eat hearty...or rather eat cesiummmy.
03-16-2013 06:44 PM#1188
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(03-16-2013 05:53 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(03-16-2013 05:50 PM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  
(03-16-2013 05:38 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  If the scientists don't know, it looks like nobody really knows.

Quote:It is likely that the area of contamination is not being contained by mere fishing nets. It will be years before a complete picture and full know the extent of radioactive contamination in ocean fish supply. It might be best if marine research is conducted locally with our own coastal seals, and with transparent results updated every six months.


If you don't eat the fish that just means more for me. They had a sale on solid white down at the store and I stocked up.


Well, then eat hearty...or rather eat cesiummmy.


"Sigh"...
http://www.vitalchoice.com/shop/pc/artic...sp?id=1787
We tested our Pacific seafood last March, and it passed with flying colors … see our sidebar, “Vital Choice Pacific seafood tested very safe.”

Unique you are precious and I hate to see you worried unnecessarily.

So lets commit some math here.

Lets assume the california tuna have 3 bq/kg of cesium-137. The specific activity in a gram of caesium-137 is 3.215 terabecquerel.

1 Kg x 3 ppm of natural cesium = 3 µg of Cesium. Just to be safe we will say 1.5 µg natural cesium.

3 Bq/3.215*10**12 = 9.3312597200622083981337480559876e-13 = 0.9 ng

That changes the amount of Cesium about 0.05% (half a part in a thousand). That is much less than the natural variation in the amount of Cesium in fish.
03-16-2013 09:59 PM#1189
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(03-16-2013 06:44 PM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  
(03-16-2013 05:53 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(03-16-2013 05:50 PM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  
(03-16-2013 05:38 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  If the scientists don't know, it looks like nobody really knows.

Quote:It is likely that the area of contamination is not being contained by mere fishing nets. It will be years before a complete picture and full know the extent of radioactive contamination in ocean fish supply. It might be best if marine research is conducted locally with our own coastal seals, and with transparent results updated every six months.


If you don't eat the fish that just means more for me. They had a sale on solid white down at the store and I stocked up.


Well, then eat hearty...or rather eat cesiummmy.


"Sigh"...
http://www.vitalchoice.com/shop/pc/artic...sp?id=1787
We tested our Pacific seafood last March, and it passed with flying colors … see our sidebar, “Vital Choice Pacific seafood tested very safe.”

Unique you are precious and I hate to see you worried unnecessarily.

So lets commit some math here.

Lets assume the california tuna have 3 bq/kg of cesium-137. The specific activity in a gram of caesium-137 is 3.215 terabecquerel.

1 Kg x 3 ppm of natural cesium = 3 µg of Cesium. Just to be safe we will say 1.5 µg natural cesium.

3 Bq/3.215*10**12 = 9.3312597200622083981337480559876e-13 = 0.9 ng

That changes the amount of Cesium about 0.05% (half a part in a thousand). That is much less than the natural variation in the amount of Cesium in fish.


That coming from a company with a profit to be made.

"Sigh".
03-16-2013 10:47 PM#1190
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(03-16-2013 09:59 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(03-16-2013 06:44 PM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  
(03-16-2013 05:53 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(03-16-2013 05:50 PM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  
(03-16-2013 05:38 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  If the scientists don't know, it looks like nobody really knows.


If you don't eat the fish that just means more for me. They had a sale on solid white down at the store and I stocked up.


Well, then eat hearty...or rather eat cesiummmy.


"Sigh"...
http://www.vitalchoice.com/shop/pc/artic...sp?id=1787
We tested our Pacific seafood last March, and it passed with flying colors … see our sidebar, “Vital Choice Pacific seafood tested very safe.”

Unique you are precious and I hate to see you worried unnecessarily.

So lets commit some math here.

Lets assume the california tuna have 3 bq/kg of cesium-137. The specific activity in a gram of caesium-137 is 3.215 terabecquerel.

1 Kg x 3 ppm of natural cesium = 3 µg of Cesium. Just to be safe we will say 1.5 µg natural cesium.

3 Bq/3.215*10**12 = 9.3312597200622083981337480559876e-13 = 0.9 ng

That changes the amount of Cesium about 0.05% (half a part in a thousand). That is much less than the natural variation in the amount of Cesium in fish.


That coming from a company with a profit to be made.

"Sigh".


If they were losing money I wouldn't believe them.


Vital Choice Seafood, Inc. in Bellingham, WA is a private seafood processor, DBA "Vital Choice".
They have footnotes at the end of the article for all their sources.

http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/ComplianceManua.../ucm074576
Looked up the FDA info - it takes 1200 Bq/kg for you to glow in the dark, the measly 3 Bq/kg in japanese fish won't even help you find your way around the house at night.
03-16-2013 11:21 PM#1191
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Then let's look at the aftermath of wildlife now Chernobyl accident, in particular, the accumulation factor of Cesium in the metabolism of the boar.

Quote:In her view, it is also important to consider whether the metabolism of boars may facilitate the accumulation of the radioactive isotope above the limits considered as safe.

http://english.sina.com/world/2013/0308/569481.html

Quote:The controversy ideally will spur better-designed studies, perhaps by critics. It’s about time for renewed interest in the impact of radiation on Chernobyl wildlife. More than a quarter century has passed since that disaster. Fukushima showed us there will be more in the future.

If we are to make smart energy choices, science needs to learn a lot more about the risks of chronic, low-level environmental radiation. We still don’t know how safe is really safe. Earth’s nuclear wastelands are natural laboratories for asking many of these questions.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and...s_and.html

There's still so much we don't know.
03-17-2013 12:39 AM#1192
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"Sigh". Still having problems with editing timeouts...
03-17-2013 01:11 AM#1193
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(03-16-2013 11:21 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Then let's look at the aftermath of wildlife now Chernobyl accident, in particular, the accumulation factor of Cesium in the metabolism of the boar.

Quote:In her view, it is also important to consider whether the metabolism of boars may facilitate the accumulation of the radioactive isotope above the limits considered as safe.

http://english.sina.com/world/2013/0308/569481.html

Quote:The controversy ideally will spur better-designed studies, perhaps by critics. It’s about time for renewed interest in the impact of radiation on Chernobyl wildlife. More than a quarter century has passed since that disaster. Fukushima showed us there will be more in the future.

If we are to make smart energy choices, science needs to learn a lot more about the risks of chronic, low-level environmental radiation. We still don’t know how safe is really safe. Earth’s nuclear wastelands are natural laboratories for asking many of these questions.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and...s_and.html

There's still so much we don't know.


From Wiki:
"There were no casualties caused by radiation exposure, approximately 25,000 died due to the earthquake and tsunami, with an analysis of the quantity of radiation released, and the number of people exposed, the range is 0 to a hundred cancer deaths in the coming decades.
...

In 2013, two years after the incident, the World Health Organization indicated that the residents of the area were exposed to so little radiation that it probably won't be detectable. They indicated that a Japanese baby's cancer lifetime risk would increase by about 1%.

The incidents are rated at level 7 rating on the International Nuclear Event Scale. The total amount of iodine-131 and caesium-137 released into the atmosphere has been estimated to exceed 10% of the emissions from the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.[16][17] Frank N. von Hippel, a U.S. scientist, has estimated that the release of radioactivity is about one-tenth that from the Chernobyl disaster and the contaminated area is also about one-tenth that that of Chernobyl; he also estimates "on the order of 1,000" people will die from cancer as a result of their exposure to radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi disaster.[18][unreliable source] According to a June 2012 Stanford University study, the radiation released could cause 130 deaths from cancer (the lower bound for the estimater being 15 and the upper bound 1100) and 180 cancer cases (the lower bound being 24 and the upper bound 1800), mostly in Japan. Radiation exposure to workers at the plant was projected to result in 2 to 12 deaths.[19][unreliable source] At the time of the incident at Chernobyl, high numbers of deaths were forecast, some reaching as high as a million deaths, however, later studies have disproven these high estimates, and the damage from radiation was drastically less then predicted."


The actual Chernobyl deaths are estimated at around 4000. Original estimates for the Chernobyl went as high as a million. From a profession standpoint - anyone who estimated over 40,000 is incompetent and should be fired. Actually that is a bit generous, there are only 64 deaths directly attributable to Chernobyl radiation.

It is pretty obvious to any except the biased, that with far less than 1/10 of the radiation on the land area of the country there are going to be a couple hands-full of deaths from Fukushima. The number might run as high as 1/3 of the evacuation deaths (which raises questions about the wisdom of the evacuation).

The reason for the huge over estimates is use of the linear-no-threshold model of radiation exposure that overestimates deaths by over 100 X (times). The linear-no-threshold model was developed by a dishonest antinuclear activist. The linear-no-threshold model performs as if it was developed by a dishonest antinuclear activist.
03-18-2013 07:40 PM#1194
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RE: The Fukushima Disaster
Chernobyl mutations - 30 years after.

03-20-2013 12:46 AM#1195
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(03-18-2013 07:40 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Chernobyl mutations - 30 years after.

http://youtu.be/ZjSBiOUZNLE



İmage

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Chernobyl upchucked part of the reactor core into the air. The radiation is measured in kBq/m2. The radiation around Fukushima is measured in Bq/m2.

Chernobyl is a good idea what "bad" looks like, Fukushima not so much.
03-20-2013 04:55 PM#1196
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Well, let's just wait and see what will be the cumulative effects...it's early days yet.

Quote:While the long-term repercussions of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster are yet to be fully assessed, they are far more serious than those pertaining to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in the Ukraine, which resulted in almost one million deaths (New Book Concludes – Chernobyl death toll: 985,000, mostly from cancer Global Research, September 10, 2010, See also Matthew Penney and Mark Selden The Severity of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster: Comparing Chernobyl and Fukushima, Global Research, May 25, 2011)

Quote:The realties, however, are otherwise. Fukushima 3 was leaking unconfirmed amounts of plutonium. According to Dr. Helen Caldicott, “one millionth of a gram of plutonium, if inhaled can cause cancer”.

Quote:The crisis in Japan has been described as “a nuclear war without a war”. In the words of renowned novelist Haruki Murakami:


“This time no one dropped a bomb on us … We set the stage, we committed the crime with our own hands, we are destroying our own lands, and we are destroying our own lives.”

Quote:“Hazardous radioactive elements being released in the sea and air around Fukushima accumulate at each step of various food chains (for example, into algae, crustaceans, small fish, bigger fish, then humans; or soil, grass, cow’s meat and milk, then humans). Entering the body, these elements – called internal emitters – migrate to specific organs such as the thyroid, liver, bone, and brain, continuously irradiating small volumes of cells with high doses of alpha, beta and/or gamma radiation, and over many years often induce cancer”. (Helen Caldicott, Fukushima: Nuclear Apologists Play Shoot the Messenger on Radiation, The Age, April 26, 2011)

http://www.globalresearch.ca/fukushima-a...tion/28870
03-28-2013 03:23 AM#1197
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The Damn Japs let loose some DOOM let me tell you!
They were PISSED off 60 years ago when we Americans Used them For the TWIN Cities Experiment! Now their so hooked to Radioactivity They Experiment on them selves!

What a mess this turned out to be! And this was just 1 Plant! Can You imagine The entire east coast of the United states!

Lets take for instance a Nibiru style event (Not that thats Real or anything!) But just say there was something that disrupted the entire surface of the earth!

Can you imagine the Contamination!! shït I don't even wanna think about that anymore!

Holy Crapola Something new to DOOMSTERBATE OVER!

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Aristotle
03-28-2013 04:33 AM#1198
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boy thing are always looking up , huh? drpressing isn't it? all this radioactive land and mutations and we still havent learned our lesson . this guys disappointed in humanity...

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03-28-2013 04:21 PM#1199
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(03-28-2013 04:33 AM)jason doom Wrote:  boy thing are always looking up , huh? drpressing isn't it? all this radioactive land and mutations and we still havent learned our lesson . this guys disappointed in humanity...


Me too and I have been for a very long time. sad2.gif
03-29-2013 03:50 AM#1200
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(03-28-2013 04:21 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(03-28-2013 04:33 AM)jason doom Wrote:  boy thing are always looking up , huh? drpressing isn't it? all this radioactive land and mutations and we still havent learned our lesson . this guys disappointed in humanity...


Me too and I have been for a very long time. sad2.gif


You guys always seem gloomy in this in thread. That is why I always like to bring good news.

http://jrr.oxfordjournals.org/content/52/1/88.full.pdf
According to a 1989 report from the National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Chiba, Japan, however, the current environmental radiation level (1.0 mSv/y) in Nagasaki was almost as low as background in other areas in Japan.

The current background radiation in Tokyo is 1.1mS/y - higher than Nagasaki (when I checked Nagasaki it was only 0.8 mS/y)

(03-20-2013 04:55 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Well, let's just wait and see what will be the cumulative effects...it's early days yet.

Quote:The realties, however, are otherwise. Fukushima 3 was leaking unconfirmed amounts of plutonium. According to Dr. Helen Caldicott, “one millionth of a gram of plutonium, if inhaled can cause cancer”.
Courtesy of Wiki:
A commonly cited quote by Ralph Nader, states that a pound of plutonium dust spread into the atmosphere would be enough to kill 8 billion people. However, calculations show that one pound of plutonium could kill no more than 2 million people by inhalation. This makes the toxicity of plutonium roughly equivalent with that of nerve gas.

Several populations of people who have been exposed to plutonium dust (e.g. people living down-wind of Nevada test sites, Nagasaki survivors, nuclear facility workers, and "terminally ill" patients injected with Pu in 1945–46 to study Pu metabolism) have been carefully followed and analyzed. These studies generally do not show especially high plutonium toxicity or plutonium-induced cancer results, such as Albert Stevens who survived into old age after being injected with plutonium. "There were about 25 workers from Los Alamos National Laboratory who inhaled a considerable amount of plutonium dust during 1940s; according to the hot-particle theory, each of them has a 99.5% chance of being dead from lung cancer by now, but there has not been a single lung cancer among them
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