Posted by feww on March 16, 2017
“How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” – US detonated more than 210 nuclear bombs in 17 years
Between 1945 and 1962, the United States detonated more than 210 atomic bombs, releasing massive amounts of radioactive particles into the atmosphere.
A team from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has declassified and preserved several hundred samples from an estimated 10,000 films showing the atmospheric nuclear detonation testing in the Pacific during the so-called Cold War.
Some of the declassified films are posted on the LLNL’s YouTube playlist.
Operation Hardtack-1 – Nutmeg 51538
Operation Plumbbob – Diablo 41549
Operation Teapot – Tesla 28616
Operation Teapot – Turk 28112
Operation Castle – Koon 24608
Operation Dominic – Housatonic 120256
Operation Dominic – Housatonic 120251
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Posted by feww on October 18, 2013
Radioactivity spikes 6,500 times at Fukushima: TEPCO
The crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s operator, TEPCO, says it detected a sharp rise in radioactivity in a well near a storage tank on Thursday, NHK reported.
On Thursday, workers detected 400,000 becquerels per liter of beta ray-emitting radioactive substances, including strontium, at a well near the tank that leaked more than 300 tons of contaminated water in August, TEPCO said.
The radioactivity level was 6,500 times higher than the readings taken the previous day.
“The well was dug to monitor the impact of the leakage and is located at about 10 meters from the tank,” the report said.
TEPCO believes the latest findings are indicative of ground water contamination, because radioactive substances like as strontium are transferred relatively slowly.
Given the extent of Fukushima catastrophe, the operator’s inability to deal with the ever-worsening disasters at the site and Japanese government’s “wait-and-see” attitude, to put it mildly, the blog Moderators believe the situation at the disaster-stricken plant could potentially become as bad, if not worse than the aftermath of Hiroshima atom bomb.
- Fukushima SNAFU August 20, 2013
- Radioactive Water at Fukushima an ‘Emergency’: Watchdog August 5, 2013
- Strong Quake Shakes Fukushima NPP September 19, 2013
- MAN-YI Eying Tokyo, Fukushima September 15, 2013
- Japan Angry by Cartoon Linking Fukushima to Olympics September 12, 2013
- Fukushima Fatal Farce Turns Deadlier September 1, 2013
- Nuked Fukushima Plant: New High Radiation Areas Found August 22, 2013
- Disaster Deepens at “Nuked” Fukushima Plant August 21, 2013
- About Half the Kids In Fukushima Have Thyroid Radiation Exposure July 5, 2011
Posted in disaster watch, disaster watch 2013, Global Disaster watch, global disasters, global disasters 2013 | Tagged: Fukushima, Fukushima Daiichi, Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, Fukushima SNAFU, Hiroshima, nuclear bomb, nuclear disaster, Nuclear Power Station, Probability of a Nuclear Disaster, radioactivity, Tepco | Leave a Comment »