[ RadSafe ] Plutonium from Ibaraki not in lung
jaro_10kbq at videotron.ca
Mon Jun 12 12:07:38 CDT 2017
Ed Lyman / UCS had to chime in of course.
A different take on that:
> On Jun 11, 2017, at 2:20 PM, Jaro Franta <jaro_10kbq at videotron.ca> wrote:
> "devastating levels of radiation"
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> Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2017 10:31 AM
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> Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] RadSafe Digest, Vol 2281, Issue 1
> The large internal Plutonium contamination incident widely reported
> earlier this week, may actually be entirely incorrect. The National
> Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS) in Chiba has examined all of
> the men. NIRS says they can find no internal contamination of the lungs in
any of them!
> That's right! Nothing detectible!
> The alleged internal radioactivity activity(s) reported earlier this
> week disappeared after the NIRS administered "proper decontamination".
> The JAEA said it believes the initial readings resulted from
> transuranic contamination detected on the men's skin prior to
> undergoing decontamination.
> Numerous possibilities immediately come to mind. First, JAEA might
> possibly have the most incompetent HP staff imaginable. Second,
> Japan's decidedly antinuclear Press may well have made another
> mountain out of a mole-hill, a-la the "soaring radiation levels" in F.
> Daiichi unit #2 broadcast earlier this year. It's been more than six
> years since the nuke accident, and they still have no clue. Third,
> even if the dude actually had 22,000 Bq of Plutonium in his lungs, it
> appears that the reported 1.2 Sievert exposure in the first year and
> 12 Sieverts lifetime are gross exaggerations. Fourth, Nuclear
> Regulation Authority commissioners criticizing the workers for
> "complacency", will have considerable egg on their faces. I could go
> What a ridiculous mess!
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