Plutonium in Japan

Not a lot actually:

The plant\’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power [Tepco], said readings of plutoinium-238, 239 and 240 were similar to those recorded in other parts of Japan after nuclear tests conducted overseas.

No, not the amounts of plutonium found after someone exploded a plutonium based bomb over a Japanese city, but the amounts found when someone exploded a plutonium based bomb thousands of miles away.

Trivial, even if noticeable, amounts then.

One comment on “Plutonium in Japan

  1. Probably similar to the amount of radioactive iodine found in Oxfordshire and Glasgow.
    Not a lot at all, but then they are very good at detecting this stuff in miniscule quantities.

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