- Question: "We see reports that Chernobyl in 1986
was 400 times Hiroshima why are reactor meltdowns so much more dirty
that hydrogen or atomic explosions or is that wrong?"
- Busby: "No, that's right, they are more dirty -
and the reason they are more dirty is that they have vast amounts of uranium.
- In the atomic bomb at Hiroshima was a limited amount
of uranium maybe a ton we are talking about here is several
- The amount of fuel rods there, as I understand it, was
about 1,700 tons of spent fuel and each of these reactors contains
and each of these reactors probably contains about 100-150 tons of uranium,
plutonium and mixed radionuclides so there's just a lot more stuff,
that's basically it.
- The Chernobyl accident, which I think now having
talked to some Russian nuclear physicists last week in Berlin was
a nuclear explosion and not a hydrogen explosion because there was a particular
fission ration of Xenon isotopes that define a nuclear explosion.
- The Chernobyl explosion vaporized at very most 200 tons,
and the argument was that it was only 50 tons. Well here we have a lot
more than that we have a huge amount of fuel here that can go up
in the air and a lot of it already has..."
- Citing data collected by two Russian scientists, Professor
Chris Busby said that the explosions at Fukushima were possibly nuclear.
The Russian scientists, Sergey A. Pakhomov and Yuri V. Dubasov of the VG
Khlopin Radium Institute in Saint Petersburg, examined data related to
the explosion at Chernobyl.
- Using ratios of the radionuclides Xenon 133 and Xenon
133m which they measured by gamma spectrometer, the Russians demonstrated
that the Chernobyl explosion was a fission criticality explosion and not
principally a hydrogen explosion as has been claimed.
- "I believe that the explosion of the No 3 reactor
may have also involved criticality but this must await the release of data
on measurements of the Xenon isotope ratios," he writes in a statement
on Fukushima and Chernobyl emailed to Infowars.com.
- Busby further notes that the surface contamination and
of dose rates 60 kilometers out from the Fukushima site on March 17 exceeded
that released at Chernobyl.
- He explains in his statement that the damaged reactors
at Fukushima "are now continuing to fission. It is hoped that there
will be no separation of plutonium and possible nuclear explosion. I feel
that this is unlikely now." Short of an actual plutonium explosion,
the reactors remain open to the air and will continue to "fission
and release radionuclides for years unless something drastic is done."
- Dr. Busby noted a precedent for the dire scenario now
unfolding a nuclear explosion at a plutonium production reprocessing
plant in the former Soviet Union in 1957.
- The incident at the <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayak>Mayak
facility was the second-worst nuclear accident in history after the Chernobyl
disaster. The explosion released 50-100 tonnes of high-level radioactive
waste and contaminated a huge territory in the eastern Urals. The Soviets
kept the explosion secret for 30 years. According to a <http://www1.american.edu/projects/mandala/TED/ural.htm>report
on the accident, about 400,000 people in the region were irradiated following
the explosion and other incidents at the plant.
- Dr. Busby said that short of actual isotope readings,
he cannot definitely state that the explosions at Fukushima were nuclear,
although he believes they were.
- "We don't have evidence of that," he concluded,
"we would need to have the Xenon isotope ratios."