A Radioactive Nightmare: Fukushima’s Buckyballs

A Radioactive Nightmare: Fukushima's Buckyballs

from enviroreporter.com: The Ventura County Reporter alternative weekly newspaper is the first print media in the United States that tackles the real threats that Fukushima triple meltdowns radiation poses to the Pacific ocean and the west coast. “Millions of Southern Californians and tourists seek the region’s famous beaches to cool off in the sea breeze and frolic in the surf. Those iconic breezes, however, may be delivering something hotter than the white sands along the Pacific. Buckyballs. According to a recent U.C. Davis study, uranium-filled nanospheres are created from the millions of tons of fresh and salt water used to try to cool down the three molten cores of the stricken reactors. The tiny and tough buckyballs are shaped like British Association Football soccer balls. Water hitting the incredibly hot and radioactive, primarily uranium-oxide fuel turns it into peroxide. In this goo buckyballs are formed, loaded with uranium and able to move quickly through water without disintegrating… North America is (also) directly downwind of Japan, where the government is having 560,000 tons of irradiated rubble incinerated with the ash dumped in Tokyo Bay. The burning began last October and continues through March 2014

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