plutonium

Fukushima disaster escalates with reports of plutonium in soil, radioactive water spilling into ocean

Thursday, March 31, 2011 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
Tags: Fukushima, plutonium, health news

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story
White House admits staging fake vaccination operation to gather DNA from the public
10 other companies that use the same Subway yoga mat chemical in their buns
High-dose vitamin C injections shown to annihilate cancer
Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead 'chemtrailed' into America's skies every year
EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water
Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol
Senator who attacked Doctor Oz over dietary supplements received over $146,000 in campaign contributions from Big Pharma mega-retailer and Monsanto
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
U.S. treating meat with ammonia, bleach and antibiotics to kill the '24-hour sickness'
Ben and Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
Battle for humanity nearly lost: global food supply deliberately engineered to end life, not nourish it
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Cannabis kicks Lyme disease to the curb
Elliot Rodger, like nearly all young killers, was taking psychiatric drugs (Xanax)
Harvard research links fluoridated water to ADHD, mental disorders
Delicious
(NaturalNews) All the indicators of a full-fledged nuclear fallout of epic proportions seem to be falling into place as officials at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have now announced that deadly plutonium has been detected both inside and outside the plant's facilities. Levels of radiation 1,150 times the maximum allowable levels have also been detected in ocean water nearly a mile north of the plant's drainage outlets, confirming previous suspicions that the situation at the plant is far from being under control.

According to Kyodo News, soil samples from five different locations surrounding the Fukushima plant tested positive for plutonium. Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), owner of the crippled facility, says this plutonium is not a threat to human health, but such a statement is hard to believe considering the sheer potency of the mixed-oxide (MOX) plutonium fuel used in some of the reactors' fuel rods (http://www.naturalnews.com/031736_plutonium_...).

The fact that plutonium has even been detected at all is highly disturbing because the element emits far fewer gamma rays than other radioactive materials like iodine, cesium, and uranium. So this means that even when it escapes in deadly quantities, plutonium can be difficult to properly detect until it is too late.

Plutonium 239 is generally recognized as the most deadly element in the world, as just a few milligrams of it in a smoke plume can contaminate the environment for thousands of years (http://www.businessinsider.com/japan-nuclear...). And now that plutonium has been detected even in small, allegedly "harmless" amounts, there is no telling the extent to which this deadly nuclear component will destroy the environment and human health.

The plutonium discovery also suggests that the massive March 14 explosion of Reactor 3, the reactor that contains plutonium MOX fuel, was at least partially responsible for the now-confirmed escape of this deadly element into the environment. Partial meltdowns within the reactor cores have also contaminated cooling water with various radioactive materials, and officials say they appear to be leaking into the water trenches that drain into the ocean.

TEPCO is allegedly now working to pump the contaminated water out of the reactors and into storage tanks. Because radiation levels have now exceeded the legal limit of 100 millisieverts, officials have arbitrarily raised that limit to 250 millisieverts in order to keep relief efforts going. As of Monday, 19 plant workers have been exposed to levels of radiation exceeding maximum limits, and several have had to be hospitalized.

Sources for this story include:

http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2011/03/816...

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.