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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

An analysis of constantly overlooked half lives of isoptopes found outside of Fukushima

TEPCO Press Release, June 11, 2011:

[...] Since plutonium and uranium were detected from the samples at the 3 periodic sampling spots collected on April 11 and 25, we conducted americium and curium analyses. As a result, americium 241, curium 242, 243, and 244 were detected as shown in the attachment 3.
Today, we informed the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency and the government of Fukushima Prefecture of the results...
 


Americium
  • Am-241 - 432.2 years
  • Am-242 - 16.02 hours
  • Am-242m - 152 years
  • Am-243 - 7380 years
Curium
  • Cm-242 - 162.8 days
  • Cm-243 - 28.5 years
  • Cm-244 - 18.11 years
  • Cm-245 - 8500 years
  • Cm-246 - 4730 years
  • Cm-247 - 1.56E7 years
  • Cm-248 - 3.39E5 years
nice......

http://www.iem-inc.com/toolhalf.html

Low concentrations of curium were found in soil samplings in Okuma town 2 or 3 km away from the plant. This is the first time curium is found outside of the plant. It is a by-product of plutonium. The Education and Science ministry says it is a concern for internal exposure.

not exactly meant to be outside the containment now is it....


 
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