Friday, August 23, 2013

Japan's 4.2309972e-13% Solution


Insight: In Fukushima end-game, radiated water has nowhere to go

Res Ipsa Loquitor

  Some 330,000 tons of contaminated water - enough to fill more than 130 Olympic swimming pools - has been pumped into storage pits and above-ground tanks at the crippled facility.

The sheer scale of the build-up has prompted some experts and officials to warn that in order to focus on containing the most toxic waste, less contaminated water will have to be dumped into the sea. [Full]

Boo Hoo Fricking  Hoo.
  • There are 187,189,915,062,857,142,857 gallons of water in the Pacific Ocean. 
  • 1 gallon of water =~ 8.345 lbs
  • 2000 lbs / 8.345 lbs/gal = 239.65 gal per tonne
  • Fukushima has 330,000 tonnes of contaminated water, or 79,200,000 gal (330,000*240)
  • If all of Fukishima's contaminated water was dropped into the Pacific ocean, it would represent  4.2309972e-13%  of the total
Your mind cannot grasp the insignificance of that number.  So why don't they just do it?  That's right, the Greenpeace lobby of nutters. That mindset has kept the United States from drilling for what is possibly the worlds largest store of oil.  Instead, we've allowed Muslims like the Saudis to have their way with us. So go ahead Japan, do what you have to with no apologies. Come to think of it, Red China has a population of 1.344 billion.  How many gallons per person is that?

I'll let someone else figure out how many tonnes of irradiated water were produced by all the under sea nuclear bomb tests.

Res Ipsa Loquitor
Rodge has a math IQ in the upper 1% of mankind.  However, as his 2nd grade teacher, I can tell you that he can be criminally reckless when putting that rubber on the road.  I'd give him an A for this report, but I'm not very good at scinetific npttion.  I'm a Latin teacher. Castigat ridendo mores  -- JMJ


T macWeave said...

What they are doing is filtering it at the best rate they can. The filters get "hot", They are then disposed of in a low-level waste dump or High level if required . The water discharged will be less than permitted levels.
System has a flow rate, if new water is accumulated at to great a rate more gets stored. Prioritizing capacity change to waste handling equipment along with other clean up is critcal.

Anonymous said...

Nuclear waste contaminated water? Godzirra!

Rodger the Real King of France said...

RAK wins

Jess said...

They started the shit with Godzilla. It's only appropriate they reap what they sow.

Steve in Greensboro said...

Ah Kathy Shaidle's eternal question: "the Japanese: nuked too much or not nuked enough?" Apparently, they have taken matters into their own hands.

BlogDog said...

Pump it down into the subduction zones.

iri said...

Detroit is kinda long way to pump ain't it?

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