Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fukushima 160,000 Times Worse Than TMI

Measured by the amount of radiation released at Fukushima and TMI, Fukushima is 160,000 times worse than TMI. 

According to a French agency and the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (, as of March 22nd, Fukushima had released 2.4 million curies of iodine 131 or 160,000 times the best estimate of the release at TMI.  Also Fukushima is estimated to have released half a million curies of cesium-134 and cesium-137.

As of March 22nd, the Fukushima releases were estimated to be 10% of the radiation released at Chernobyl.  Unlike Chernobyl that had one reactor releasing massive amounts of radiation, Fukushima radiation releases are coming from 3 reactors plus 4 fuel rod cooling pools.

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