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Expert: Fukushima nuclear material to wash up on beaches and be blown over surrounding countryside


Published: May 2nd, 2013 at 11:35 am ET

Title: ‘A very fragile situation’: Leaks from Japan’s wrecked nuke plant raise fears
Source: NBC News
Author: Arata Yamamoto and Ian Johnston
Date: May 1, 2013

[…] Independent nuclear expert John Large — who has given evidence on the Fukushima disaster to the U.K. parliament and written reports about it for Greenpeace — said there would be hundreds of tons of “intensely radioactive” material in the plant. […]

Large said the plant was close to the water table, so it was difficult to stop water getting in and out. […]

Larged added: “It may have some marked effect on the health of future generations in Japan. What it will create is a Fukushima generation — like in Nagasaki and Hiroshima – where girls particularly will have difficulty marrying because of the stigma of being brought up in a radiation area.”

Leaks into the sea would not only affect the marine environment, Large said, as tiny radioactive particles would be washed up on the beach, dried in the sun and then blown over the surrounding countryside by the wind. […]

See also: Local L.A.-area Paper: “Radioactive sea spray has been shown to blow hundreds of kilometers inland” -Study

Recent extract of John Large speaking at the UK Parliament


“….Nuclear engineer John Large criticized the policy of the United Kingdom nuclear regulatory agency, since there is no way to deal with serious events, such as terrorist attacks, it has still been unable to create an effective disaster countermeasure plan. He pointed out that a robust nuclear power plant accident evacuation plan does not exist in the United Kingdom and it is impossible to ensure sufficient safety measures for residents in case of an accident. However, even Japanese evacuation standards and plans are not good enough according to Mr Large. Once serious nuclear accidents occur, exposure to radiation and other hazards is inevitable even with standards and plans in place…”


May 3, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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