Friday, August 1, 2014

Bringing it Home, Understanding Cesium Deposition at Fukushima and Stirred Up Dust

I like doing this type of calculations that "Bring it Home"

Some others at ENENEWS have gotten good at it. With all the big numbers, scientific notation, various ways of expressing radiation units that the pro-radiation stakeholders use to confuse people....well it's nice when something is presented in an easy to wrap your head around way.

OLDFOOL Since a trillionth of a gram of Cs-137 emits over 3.2 becquerel, a gram of Cs-137 would emit over 3.2 trillion becquerels. So if they are saying that all the dust they created released no more than 4 trillion becquerels, they are implying they only stirred up 1.25 grams of Cs-137 in the dust. I cannot imagine any construction project at that site only stirring up 1.25 grams of Cs-137 in the dust. Most construction projects stir up several kilograms of dust. It would not be pure Cs-137 of course. But it would be more than 1.25 grams. Somebody has made a mistake in their math.

 Securitize July 17, 2014 at 10:04 pm · Reply A Becquerel indicates, on average, an amount of radiation where one radioactive “decay” event occurs each second. 37 billion becequerels are in one curie, or 37 billion disintegrations per second.

Potassium 40 exists in bananas and other fruits and is very weakly radioactive, 71 ten-millionTHs of a curie pure gram. By contrast, cesium 137 has 88 curies per gram. Indeed Cs 137 and Sr 90 emit 10-20 million times more radioactivity than comparable amounts of potassium 40.

Cesium 137 is a significant portion of the long-lasting radioactive isotopes emitted during a nuclear meltdown or other accident. The amount of cesium 137 deposited per square kilometer can thus be used to determine whether that land is fit for human habitation. The lands around the Chernobyl and Fukushima reactors are considered completely uninhabitable for decades based on ~10 curies per square km, or if you like ~25 curies per square mile.

Thus, slightly more than 1/3 of ONE GRAM of cesium 137, deposited across a square mile of land as a smoke or gas, is enough to render that land uninhabitable for decades. Contamination of ~10 curies per square km, ~25 curies per square mile, or ~1/3 of a gram of Cs 137 per sq mi, renders the area unfit for raising crops or livestock. For comparison, dozens of nuclear power plants in the US hold fuel rods containing more than 100 million curies of Cs 137. Remember that just 100 curies can render 1 sq mi uninhabitable.



  1. Hi... I suggest enenews meet under NukePro tree if it's down for good...



  2. All are welcome, even the trolls LOL

    Yeah ENE down hard

  3. Classy hospitality! Thanks, stock :)

    1. LOL I love a good troll joust

    2. Just about bananas. Sure bananas do contain radioactive K40, as the thorium nuclear shills love to emphasise. But the thing is; - no matter how many bananas you eat, the body's concentration of K40 remains the same. Homeostatic mechanisms deal with that, as they do for many other matters. Homo Sapiens has been living with K40 for millennia
      In the case of radioactive Cesium134/137 - these isotopes, unknown nature, are created by nuclear fission. When ingested, they accumulate in the body.

    3. @Christina, great points on K40 potassium like the old banana lie. Another point is that potassium spreads evenly through the cells. This is far different than congregators like strontium that concentrate in the bone, and Cesium that loads preferentially into muscle (think heart), and of course, hot particles that lodge somewhere in the body and perform mutliple attacks on the adjacent cells, like an MMA fighter who kicks the shite out of your every few is that going to turn out?

  4. Hey Stock, love what you've done with the place. Just checking in to see if anyone has an update on Enenews going down. Hope the Admin is OK. Guess you might be the default hangout if he gets taken down for bit. I'll check back in later..

    Proud to see you on the trail of the Global Warming Scam. Here is the definitive video that will drive a stake through this ungodly lie once and for all. Worth watching just to see the look on the Senators faces. Enjoy and share! AP57

    Global Warming Debunked at Senate Hearing 3/26/2013

    Here it is again in a different setting.

    Don Easterbrook, Ph.D. Part 1 Intro and Scientific Method

    Don Easterbrook, Ph.D. Part 2 - Climate Facts

    Don Easterbrook, Ph.D. Part 3 Computer Models

    Don Easterbrook, Ph.D. Part 4 - CO2 and Global Warming

    Don Easterbrook, Ph.D. Part 5 - Sea levels, Climate

    Don Easterbrook, Ph.D. Part 6 Evidence vs Models

    Don Easterbrook, Ph.D. Part 7 Questions

    More ammo if you need it at the NWO Survival Guide.

    1. Thanks, I wish I had time right now to step it up a bit, but thats a no-go. Building a 28 foot fishing boat, and supposed to be in water in 8 days.

      I was uncertain on global warming until I looked at the real data. What a farce, those powers that be have complete disdain for the little people.

  5. Just got an en email message from enenews and the home page is up, but everything else is still down.

  6. I have no idea who you are or why you think you are banned from my site. There are fewer than a handful of identities who have earned that status and "stock" is not one of them.

  7. As an independent reader, and a concerned citizen, i have yet to see Stock say those exact things you claim. It appears to me that you are putting words in his mouth.

    PS: You do readership here and possibly elsewhere a disservice, in my humble opinion, by not discussing internal versus external emitters, nor do you appear to recognize chemical toxicities of such. You have already discredited yourself here in my eyes.

  8. Go visit Rod at Atomic Insights, they don't tolerate truth.

  9. @Dud, I see Woods A-Holes as part of that meopar study. I see that as a real problem.

    I also worry that they are study ship noise effect on marine environment whilst goverments blast 140 dB to talk to their subs and other nefarious stuff.

    I have pictures of a dead whale on the beach at Barking Sands Kauai, 1 week after they start underwater "communication", that was early 2000 years.

  10. Was being "tongue in cheek" about "credit".
    Actually, it appears to be a discredit concerning the head of "MOPAR" stating (quote) "Fukushima radioactivity is not a threat to B.C." ... "November 21, 2013"" based upon a couple of bluefin tuna caught off of California in August of 2011.

    He appears to have already drawn conclusions well ahead of any data.
    Isn't that a form of academic dishonesty?
    Shouldn't the data drive conclusions, not the other way around?

    How can that man be aloud to head such a division?

    Would anyone be surprised to find more examples after further research?

    Citizens NEED an open-source electronics project towards employing laptops/desktops/"stupid"phones to collect pulse data from low-cost "sensors", such as "ye old" 2N2222A transistors via Audio Input for said computing devices.

    We need public-gathered data not subject to "massaging" STAT, imho.

    Spectrometry for the Masses could involve separate "audio" input to detect gamma sources, beta, x-ray, etc. (alpha?) Welders could certainly immediately benefit, for instance (polarity affecting bremsstrahlung directionality - DCEN vs DCEP).

    Feel free to utilize any research presented here by myself, with credit to "me" or not. I don't care if i'm mentioned. I just want to know what is, not some academic opinion of what isn't there based upon dubious small sample size outdated data from a different part of the world which might as well be from Tuktoyaktuk because the data presented by that Doctor has little to do with radioisotopes here.

    Domo arigato.

    1. Title: "UVic Gives Banana Molesting Nuclear Apologist Jay Cullen $630,000 Hush Fund"
      by beautifulgirlbydana

      Sweet Jesus bye! Ya haz my vote!

    2. yes most of these scientist are nothing more than whoremesis radiation mongers chasing the almighty grant money. There will be a special place in hell for them.

    3. Good morning Stock! O-genki desu ka?

      That was disturbing news concerning Desolation Sound Marine Park to Molly's Reach (set of CBC TV series "The Beachcombers", if i have that correct)

      Compared to beautifulgirlbydana, Ductor Cullen appears to be simply a "navel" researcher. Wonder how much lint he has garnered so far today? (nope no fuku-goo there, only cobwebs! He doesn't even have to look. His mind is already made up. :lol)

      PS: don't forget thermal sensor for neg. post on battery for inverter/charger. Why does nobody like utilizing 240VAC for inverter output? Is it floating neutral?

    4. Ah. lol. 120VAC safer than 240 on water, i presume.
      How is neutral bonded to ground, if at all?
      Am unfamiliar with marine electrics. Tek cable w. waterproof connections might be utilized.
      If that is a boat (w. 2 panels & sub-panels), how do you define "ship"?

      Nevermind; i digress too far off topic. d'oh

      Cool stuff though!

    5. Trolls help me refine my game, never met a troll that had real game, blue pill takes your game away.