Kaku’s statements about the exposure due to I-131 is off base. This fission
product has a half life of about 8 days. It is mostly out of the picture,
unless a new criticality occurs. He does not address this issue. If a new
criticality were to occur a much larger region in Japan may become
contaminated. If the criticality happened and conditions were appropriate to
allow a super critical chain reaction, a nuclear explosion would result and
would likely result in even more wide spread contamination IMHO.
I consider that the most likely health issues will result from mobile
radioactive isotopes with relatively long half-lives contaminating the ground
water. These include C -12, I-129, Se-79, Sr-90, Tc-99 Cs-137 and radioactive
actinides soluble in water as a carbonate complex ion. The geochemistry at the
site effects the concentration of the complex carbonate ions.
The “nuclear village” in Japan is the biggest issue the population faces IMHO.
Kaku does a reasonable job of identifying this problem.
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