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A becquerel is a unit of radioactive activity. As you can see, even at the time of the dump into the lake, the increase was negligible. That's what the maximum increase means; it's the measurement when the dumped water hadn't had time to mix into the lake. It'll disperse, and nobody will notice.
How many times,lets say a month, this material is dumped there.
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I think the idea is that it dumping wasn't supposed to happen at all.
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I think the idea is that it dumping wasn't supposed to happen at all.
So this means it was more like an preventive emergency procedure
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Pretty much. A seal leaked, and the water was collected in a sump and safely dumped into the lake. This was designed to happen, because it wouldn't be a big deal if the water leaked into the lake. It wasn't supposed to happen under normal circumstances, but it had been planned for.
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A becquerel is a unit of radioactive activity. As you can see, even at the time of the dump into the lake, the increase was negligible. That's what the maximum increase means; it's the measurement when the dumped water hadn't had time to mix into the lake. It'll disperse, and nobody will notice.
Lake Ontario >>> 73,000 L

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Still, nomatter how much it was planned they shouldnt be dumping insane ammounts of radioactive water into the lake.
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Wow I love how they try to make it into some huge scandal. Thats 284 gallons which is 5 of those 55 gallon drums

which is 5 of these:


I mean its still alot. I just love how they use smaller units of measure to make it seem alot more worse then at already is.
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that's cool i live 5 minutes from the power plant lol, let you guys know if i grow an extra toe
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post #139 of 147
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Wow I love how they try to make it into some huge scandal. Thats 284 gallons which is 5 of those 55 gallon drums

which is 5 of these:


I mean its still alot. I just love how they use smaller units of measure to make it seem alot more worse then at already is.
It's 19,284 gallons like the article said... so that is about 350 55 gallon drums.
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Good thing I don't drink the tap water
    
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