Radiation levels soar in Japan sea water !

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    Radiation levels in sea water near Japan's damaged Fukushima nuclear plant have reached more than 3,000 times the legal limit, officials said, as efforts continue to bring the country's nuclear crisis under control.
    Japan's nuclear safety agency said on Wednesday that water near the crippled plant's No. 1 reactor contained radioactive iodine at 3,355 times the legal limit.
    Officials said they did not know what caused the radiation level to rise.
    "The figures are rising further. We need to find out as quickly as possible the causes and to stop them from rising any higher," Hidehiko Nishiyama, the agency's deputy director-general, told a news conference.
    But he also played down the danger, saying residents had been evacuated from the area and no fishing was taking place.
    "Iodine 131 has a half-life of eight days, and even considering its concentration in marine life, it will have deteriorated considerably by the time it reaches people."
    Radiation levels soar in Japan sea water - Asia-Pacific - Al Jazeera English
     
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    This is not exactly true . It is not a one off hit . The radiation is ongoing . They do not know how the radiation is getting into the sea water . The levels of radiation are rising .
    This is not a situation where the water is radiated once then it dies off !
     
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    If you forget to take the plug out of your bath and water drips into the bath , it will overflow . It may take eight hours to fill your bath before it overflows , do not remove the plug it will continue to overflow .
    So it will still take eight hours to fill the bath but it is now overflowing! So now the eight hours is a constant eight hours . The actual time becomes meaningless because it is now ongoing .
    Remove the plug and you can stop that overflow .
     

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