Fukushima : Uranium fire & supercriticalities in the used fuel pool and uranium contamination around /
Researchers have just published an article in a scientific journal that shows pollution with uranium nanoparticles (in addition to fission products such as technetium and cesium) several kilometers from the Fukushima reactors. As they are thinner than a hair, it is easy to inhale them, exactly as in the aftermath of depleted uranium weapon bombings. Uranium is obviously much more dangerous than fission products as it is an alpha emitter, hence with very high relative biological efficiency – this has been acknowledged by the European Commission, which replied it will refer to my work in future discussions.
The study has been noted by various scientific magazines as well (here for a magazine specialized in laboratory equipment).
The fire in the spent fuel pool of the No. 4 reactor lasted several months, there were still flames in August 2011. A video of the month of April 2011 shows a very intense fire and, at times (around 1:13 in the video), bursts of light that correspond very well to small nuclear supercriticals (nuclear explosions) that can obviously be expected under such conditions: video (Note that TEPCO invariably passed in black and white when it burned too much to make the images less impressive, after a few seconds in the video in illustration it goes to B & W)
via Fukushima : Uranium fire & supercriticalities in the used fuel pool and uranium contamination around / Feu d’uranium et supercriticités dans la piscine de combustible usé de Fukushima, pollution à l’uranium autour de la centrale – Truth on Depleted Uranium – Vérité sur l’uranium appauvri