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.

1 thought 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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