The largest in the history of the nuclear leak in the marine environment

The largest in the history of the nuclear leak in the marine environment Danger Zone

Amount of cesium-137, penetrated into the Pacific Ocean after the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, is the largest nuclear pollution in the history of mankind. Coastal radiocaesium concentration was reduced by the ocean currents, thus allowing the authorities to say that there is no visible threat.

According to experts from the Institute of Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety in the period from March 21 to mid-July 2011 in Ocean fell 27.1 peta-becquerels radiocaesium (one pet-becquerel is equal to 10 to the 15th degree becquerels). 8 April 2011 in the marine environment has penetrated 82% of the total cesium. This occurred as a result of pumping water into the damaged reactors to cool them.

As you know, the collapse of the cesium 30 years, during which the element loses half of its radioactivity. Experts report that the amount of cesium should stabilize to 0.004 becquerels per liter. This, however, is twice the atmospheric parameters obtained during the nuclear tests in 1960.

Runoff of contaminated water continues, and so is justified monitoring of marine animals and plants in the coastal Fukushima nuclear plant.

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