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is Fukushima Daichi an EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT for Planet Earth?

Posted on the 15 April 2012 by Freeplanet @CUST0D1AN
Fukushima, as a story,'s been simmering on low heat for something like a year now. Is it this? Is it that? You hear people saying it'll be fine, you hear people claiming DOOM on the whole planet.
Well, let's just look at the figures and see if we have any hope of surviving intact, you know; as a race.
is Fukushima Daichi an EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT for planet Earth?Based on U.S. Energy Department data, assuming a total of 11,138 spent fuel assemblies are being stored at the Dai-Ichi site, nearly all, which is in pools. They contain roughly 336 million curies (~1.2 E+19 Bq) of long-lived radioactivity. About 134 million curies is Cesium-137 — roughly 85 times the amount of Cs-137 released at the Chernobyl accident as estimated by the U.S. National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP). The total spent reactor fuel inventory at the Fukushima-Daichi site contains nearly half of the total amount of Cs-137 estimated by the NCRP to have been released by all atmospheric nuclear weapons testing, Chernobyl, and world-wide reprocessing plants (~270 million curies or ~9.9 E+18 Becquerel). 

Many of our readers might find it difficult to appreciate the actual meaning of the figure, yet we can grasp what 85 times more Cesium-137 than the Chernobyl would mean. It would destroy the world environment and our civilization. This is not rocket science, nor does it connect to the pugilistic debate over nuclear power plants. This is an issue of human survival.  [source AKIO MATSUMURA]
Looks pretty fucking serious to me.

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