MY SAY: Stop the nuclear roulette

Abd Razak, Dzulkifli (2011) MY SAY: Stop the nuclear roulette. The Edge Malaysia.

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    Abstract

    At the time of writing, radiation levels in the seawater near the nuclear reactors at Fukushima Daiichi, shattered by the earthquake and tsunami, were said to be rapidly rising. Tests conducted showed that the radioactive iodine level was 3,355 times higher than in the "normal" sea-water around the plant. Not only is the relatively fast-decaying io-dine-131 level up, but more worryingly, so is caesium-137. The latter has a half-life of about 30.17 years compared with only eight days for the former. Meantime, the contamination of nearby farm produce and dairy products has led to an import scare in several countries and the evacuation zone around the plant has been widened to 30km.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical Engineering. Electronics. Nuclear Engineering > TK1001-1841 Production of electric energy or power. Powerplants. Central stations
    Divisions: Koleksi Naib Canselor (Vice Chancellor Collection) > Profesor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak > Newspaper Clippings
    Depositing User: Puan Sukmawati Muhamad
    Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 15:48
    Last Modified: 21 Feb 2017 17:19
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/31853

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