Tag: radiation drift
What causes more nuclear radiation, a nuclear bomb or a nuclear power reactor? One reactor gives off 1000 times as much radiation as the Hiroshima atomic bomb!
It is tragic that the Japanese people may be exposed to more long lasting radiation from their own nuclear crisis than from the atomic bombs dropped on them in World War II at Nagasaki and Hiroshima. A nuclear reactor leak can give off 1000 times the radiation of an atomic bomb explosion.
Nuclear experts from the United States are en-route to Japan (as of Wednesday). Satellite images show the tremendous damage to the reactors. A helicopter attempt to drop water in one of the reactors did not work or was averted due to dangerously high radiation levels. They plan to even attempt to use water cannons used for riots to try and get some water into the reactor. It appears that heat has been rising in the other two reactors meaning perhaps all 6 Fukushima reactors are at risk. Workers had to be completely evacuated from the site for some time due to rising radiation levels. The winds have helped somewhat by blowing a lot of the radiation plumes eastward into the Pacific ocean, yes toward the North American continent, Canada and the United States where people are already buying KI/iodine tablets in mass fearing nuclear fallout from Japan may hit the West Coast of the US and Canada.