[ RadSafe ] Claim - Plutonium-241 from Fukushima nearly 70, 000 times more than atomic bomb fallout in Japan.

Roger Helbig rwhelbig at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 07:10:19 CDT 2015

Global Research has no credibility.  Does this claim have any?   They
are also using legitimate ocean modelling study of Cs-137 distribution
to claim massive Plutonium spill spreading through the oceans.

The alleged "reporter" Edmondo Burr" appears to be made up name -
perhaps not even a real person - a quick Google search shows that he
has been very prolific poster on a number of not-much-related

Roger Helbig

Plutonium-241 from Fukushima nearly 70,000 times more than atomic bomb
fallout in Japan.

by Christina MacPherson

Fukushima: Uranium and Plutonium Contamination of Large Areas of
Oceans, Ground-water, Soils.By Edmondo Burr Global Research, March 29,
2015 Your News Wire   Scientists have raised concern over the rate of
radioactive contamination of the Pacific, due to the Fukushima nuclear

Expert : Plutonium-241 from Fukushima nearly 70,000 times more than
atomic bomb fallout in Japan.
Officials : Molten fuel now 'particle-like', contains 'special'
nuclear materials.
Gov't Labs : Large areas of oceans contaminated by plutonium from
events such as Fukushima; Build-up in biosphere expected; Considerable
hazard to humans.

Energy News statement :

Detection of long-lived plutonium isotopes in environmental samples by
Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) -- Plutonium isotopes 239Pu, 240Pu
and 242Pu are anthropogenic radionuclides emitted into the environment
by nuclear activities. Pu is accumulated in the human body and hence,
poses a considerable hazard to human health. Due to the long
half-lives, these isotopes are present in the biosphere on large time
scales and a build-up can be expected. Therefore it is important to
study the contamination pathway of Pu into the drinking water... a
method to detect long-lived Pu isotopes by Accelerator Mass
Spectrometry (AMS) is being developed. AMS requires only few
milligrams of sample material... Consequently, more samples from
different locations can be taken which is essential when searching for
locally increased Pu concentrations as in the Pacific Ocean after the
Fukushima accident... Samples from different locations in the Pacific
Ocean and from the snow-hydrosphere are planned...

Statement by: Taeko Shinonaga, head of Radioanalytical Laboratory at
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen (research institution founded jointly by
Germany's Federal Ministry of Education & Research and Bavaria's
Finance Ministry), scientists from Technische Universitat Munchen
(Germany), Verhandlungen der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft
2013 meeting (emphasis added)

Presentation by: Taeko Shinonaga, head of Helmholtz radioanalytical
lab (pdf), Nov 2014: Comparison of activity between [nuclear bomb
testing] fallout Pu particle and Fukushima origin Pu

Christina MacPherson | March 30, 2015 at 5:02 am | Categories:
Fukushima 2015, oceans | URL: http://wp.me/phgse-jan


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