(02-13-2014, 08:20 PM)Softy Wrote:(02-13-2014, 03:12 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:(02-10-2014, 07:30 AM)Softy Wrote: Still,,,I don't like any of this,,,and they have now said it
may take 40 years to clean it up,,,and a lot can happen
between now and then,,,trust has been compromised,,,
so hard to know who to believe,,,or what to believe for sure,,,
which has compounded the problem...
Well Softy, considering it's still being dumped into the ocean and who knows where else? we can't make a starting clean-it-up date yet.
They said it would take 40 years to clean up,,,probably not the best
choice of words,,,think it meant to remove all the rods,,,and put them
somewhere else,,,not sure where that is for sure,,,or that will be safer,,,
certainly the building will probably look better,,,and hopefully not so
close to the shore,,,but no,,,you are right,,,there really isn't any cleaning up,,,
ever,,,just putting away,,,or covering up,,,or whatever...
Let's do some math.
The cesium released is decreasing at over 5 GBq/day. There are (pick a number between 1 and 10) million becquerels of new radioactivity released per day.
So the newly released radioactivity - 1/1000 of the amount that is lost - is inconsequential, except at the site itself.
But the site is getting increasingly problematic.