Was Fukushima Daiichi Unit-3 producing Rocket Fuel?
Oh Oh, MOX is Plutonium-240 NOT 238,
Say, was Fukushima Daiichi Unit-3 producing Rocket Fuel
Ministry maps strontium, plutonium fallout - October 01, 2011
At six locations lying either within a 30-km radius of the nuclear plant or beyond that radius to the northwest, however, the proportion of total plutonium consisting of plutonium-238 was much higher than in residual levels left by the nuclear tests, clearly indicating that the contamination was caused by the Fukushima disaster, the ministry said. Plutonium from the latest accident had previously only been detected on the grounds of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012
Plutonium traces detected at 10 locations in Fukushima
Plutonium believed to be from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has been detected at 10 locations in four municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture, the science ministry said. The highest reading was 11 becquerels of plutonium-238 per square meter, detected in the town of Namie, the ministry said Tuesday. That is about 1.4 times higher than the level that originated from fallout from nuclear weapons tests abroad. The other municipalities are the town of Okuma, the village of Iitate and the city of Minamisoma.
The findings were from a survey in which samples were taken at 62 locations within 100 km of the stricken plant. No plutonium was found in samples from areas 45 km or farther from the plant, the ministry said. The ministry released similar investigation results last September that covered an area 80 km from the plant. This time, the ministry expanded the area to 100 km. In the latest survey, plutonium-238 was detected in 10 of 62 locations. The farthest point was in Iitate, some 32 km from the plant.