Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen reports that tests from independent scientists confirm that people from Japan to Seattle are breathing in dangerous virtually undetectable hot radiation particles on a daily basis.Arnie Gundersen weighs in on what the latest doubling of the estimated amounts of radiation released from the Fukushima nuclear power plant means. Independent scientists he is in contact with tell him people near Fukushima are breathing in 300 to 400 hot particles per day, while people in Tokyo are breathing in 10 hot particles a day. The same tests shows that all the way across the pacific in Seattle, test show people are breathing on average 5 hot particles per day.
He also tells us that the latest radiation estimates from Tepco are based on the assumption that 98% of the radiation at the Fukushima nuclear reactor has still be contained, meaning their estimates show only 2% of the radiation has been released. Personally, I find that hard to believe with explosions at 3 reactors, along with 3 confirmed total meltdowns and 3 confirmed melt throughs.
Finally he tells us that a tell-tale sign of radiation exposure, metallic taste in the mouth, is being widely reported all across Japan and in the US.
Original estimates of xenon and krypton releases remain the same, but a TEPCO recalculation shows dramatic increases in the release of hot particles. This confirms the results of air filter monitoring by independent scientists. Fairewinds’ Arnie Gundersen explains how hot particles may react in mammals while escaping traditional detection. Reports of a metallic taste in the mouth, such as those now being reported in Japan and on the west coast, are a telltale sign of radiation exposure.
CNN's John King interviews Arnie Gundersen about the Hot Particles discovered in Japan and the US. from Fairewinds Associates on Vimeo.
CNN’s John King and Arnie Gundersen discuss “hot particles” detected in Seattle and Japan, the cozy relationship between Japanese regulator NISA (Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency) and plant owner TEPCO, and changes at the Fukushima accident site since March. John King and Arnie Gundersen also discuss how TEPCO’s acknowledgement today of another error in calculating radiation dose more than doubles the amount of radioactivity to which people in the Northern Hemisphere have been exposed.