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Neutron beam observed 13 times at crippled Fukushima nuke plant | Kyodo News

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it has observed a neutron beam, a kind of radioactive ray, 13 times on the premises of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after it was crippled by the massive March 11 quake-tsunami disaster.

TEPCO, the operator of the nuclear plant, said the neutron beam measured about 1.5 kilometers southwest of the plant's No. 1 and 2 reactors over three days from March 13 and is equivalent to 0.01 to 0.02 microsieverts per hour and that this is not a dangerous level.

The utility firm said it will measure uranium and plutonium, which could emit a neutron beam, as well.



*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Mar 23rd, 2011 at 09:10:10 AM EST
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Say what!?

So, in what may be my last act of "advising", I'll advise you to cut the jargon. -- My old PhD advisor, to me, 26/2/11
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Mar 23rd, 2011 at 09:24:22 AM EST
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ditto

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Mar 23rd, 2011 at 09:31:12 AM EST
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Perhaps the reactor vessels are turning into pulsars or quasars?

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Mar 23rd, 2011 at 01:48:32 PM EST
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Neutron beam observed 13 times at crippled Fukushima nuke plant | Kyodo News
In the 1999 criticality accident at a nuclear fuel processing plant run by JCO Co. in Tokaimura, Ibaraki Prefecture, uranium broke apart continually in nuclear fission, causing a massive amount of neutron beams.

In the latest case at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, such a criticality accident has yet to happen.

But the measured neutron beam may be evidence that uranium and plutonium leaked from the plant's nuclear reactors and spent nuclear fuels have discharged a small amount of neutron beams through nuclear fission.



So, in what may be my last act of "advising", I'll advise you to cut the jargon. -- My old PhD advisor, to me, 26/2/11
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Mar 23rd, 2011 at 09:31:29 AM EST
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Id want  timings as to when that occurred

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Mar 23rd, 2011 at 09:33:40 AM EST
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I'd like a better description of what was actually measured and how.

Plus "a neutron beam" is not "a radioactive beam".

So, in what may be my last act of "advising", I'll advise you to cut the jargon. -- My old PhD advisor, to me, 26/2/11

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Mar 23rd, 2011 at 09:44:38 AM EST
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To paraphrase the automated USGS eartquake reports: this news item doesn't appear to have been reviewed by a nuclear physicist :P

So, in what may be my last act of "advising", I'll advise you to cut the jargon. -- My old PhD advisor, to me, 26/2/11
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Mar 23rd, 2011 at 09:37:50 AM EST
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It's likely the translator's fault.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Mar 23rd, 2011 at 10:13:17 AM EST
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