The steel itself is not radioactive even if fission isotopes have been dispersed on it, and those isotopes can be seperated, mostly with detergents if someone takes the trouble. Also, what source indicates the vehicles have been sold into the steel market as opposed to being sequestered somewhere?
Not at all. Much of the fuel-containing materials (FCM) were eventually removed from reactor 4, and the reactor site enclosed. This wasn't all done because a way was found to make money selling off contaminated material. Maybe somebody has indeed spirited those vehicles into the scrap metal market, and maybe they've been buried/cleaned by the same kind of people that responsibly sealed the reactor cite.Common sense. The only plausible reason the vehicles aren't there anymore is that someone found a way to make money selling them.
Okay, It's possible i'm seeing where a bulldozer has covered up the junk with white sandI think it's just sand.
By searching the web, I find numerous testimonies that the place really is empty now. It's not a doctored map.but you have to admit it sure looks like brush strokes retouching the painting, turning the junkpiles white and featureless.
I made them myself: screenshots of Google Earth. GE has an option to see older maps (View->Historical Imagery).Where'd you find the pictures ?
:D :D :DMaybe somebody has indeed spirited those vehicles into the scrap metal market, and maybe they've been buried/cleaned by the same kind of people that responsibly sealed the reactor cite.
Yes, if i recall correctly it was one of those sources highway engineers use to measure the density of asphalt by gamma backscatter.As to the pipe fitting, it seems more likely to me something was mixed into the casting process.
Trees growing on a territory with thousands of times higher concentration of Cs-137 above Earth average are not contaminated?quite frankly i'm not so scared because someone cut down some trees that were in the exclusion zone ,remember that not all the trees there are contaminated or highly radioactive
Cs 137 is a *fission* product, ie almost entirely man made from either atmospheric weapons testing or in power reactors. Comparing Cs 137 to some natural background levels of Cs 137 is nonsensical. The relevent comparison for health reasons is to natural background *radiation* levels, and no, Chernobyl radiation levels are not 1000 times above background miles from the accident cite.Most of Earth surface has less than 0.2 Ci/km^2 of Cs-137 (often much less).