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Jan31-12, 02:37 PM
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Quote Quote by Sled Head View Post
Since cesium (radio active or non radioactive) gets absorbed by plants and animals as a nutritional supplement in place of potassium and becomes part of the World food chain.
Will this not effect health by lack of potassium levels and or by way of cell damage from cesium exposure?
No, it won't. Plants will continue to absorb mostly potassium. Caesium is absorbed in very, very small amounts.

If so,

It stands to reason that the cesium plumes in the environment will continue to spread in concentrations by way of plant, animals, the wind and ocean currents, eventually becoming evenly dispersed throughout the planet.

Has anyone determined how much of this cesium can exist in the food chain or has anyone projected future cesium levels in the environment?

Another question regarding the use of cesium in the environment.

If we have all of these environmental agencies conducting test for the monitoring and protection of our atmosphere, land, and oceans.
How can their test and experiments be viable if certain agencies that are protected by national security waivers release huge amounts of cesium into the environment without disclosure to those agencies?
What "huge amounts" of caesium are you talking about? Caesium is not poisonous. Total inventory of caesium, all isotopes combined, in the fuel on the whole F1 site is on the order of 100 kg. Its danger comes solely from its radioactive isotopes, not chemical/biological effects.