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3.7 GBq/kg divided by 10,000 is 0.37 MBq/kg, still a high level - it must be normal reactor water level.

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by DoDo on Fri Mar 25th, 2011 at 06:01:41 PM EST
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That's immensely disturbing, because it suggests they're trying to deal with an ultra-radioactive soup full of who knows what. (To use the official industry term.)
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Mar 25th, 2011 at 06:52:05 PM EST
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And under the existing circumstances the literal best thing they can do with the radioactive water is likely to be to dump it into the ocean so they can get on with trying to save the reactors from releasing even worse contamination.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Mar 25th, 2011 at 10:27:54 PM EST
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Good thing the ocean is big... On a more general level, my scientific and professional view on this is: wow, this sucks. And here I thought they were getting their shit together. Seems like * drumroll * those Mark I containments were as bad as some people claimed.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Sun Mar 27th, 2011 at 08:24:58 PM EST
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