I was hoping to get to this earlier today, but I have been enduring a truly hideous flare-up, with neuropathic pain. Pain and fatigue have been getting worse every day for two weeks now. This is different… previously symptoms would hit me like a ton of bricks, and then slowly ebb away. Now they are slowly increasing, day by day.
Bruno Chareyron is a nuclear physicist and the head of CRIIRAD. The CRIIRAD laboratory is a French NGO which specializes in the analysis of radioactivity in the environment. It was in reference to the post “Radiation plume after Japanese earthquake. Iodine-131 cloud reached France.” Mr. Chareyron claimed that the Montelimar graph indicated no iodine activity, and that the beta nuclides detected were from natural radon, as was explained in the text. He also said that the Avignon graph, which was clearly labeled to indicate a detection of iodine-131, was actually a measurement gamma emissions in the range of 320 to 400 keV. This range includes iodine-131, as well as the radon-222 daughters, lead-214 and bismuth-214. The variations were due to increases in the current of the Rhone river.
Mr. Chareyron claimed that this was misunderstanding from translating French into English. I pointed out that it was misleading to label a radioisotope measuremnt as iodine-131, when it was actually lead-214 and bismuth-214. He then asked me to say that CRIIRAD says that these changes were due to natural activity, and not to Fukushima. I then published this as an update. Then I commented that, in my opinion, they could not tell whether it was from Fukushima or not, and it certainly looked like CRIIRAD claimed it was I-131. Even if the increase was due to radon daughters, “Radon-222 is a member of the radioactive decay chain of uranium-238“. And corium is mostly uranium-238. Could it not be that the corium itself is being emitted from the Fukushima plant?
However, Mr. Chareyron retorted that CRIIRAD unequivocally demands that I remove my comment because it is introducing doubts as to the graphs indicating anything but variations in natural radioactivity. This I will not do. I won’t do this because this is MY OPINION. And it is an informed opinion, which also includes Japanese sludge measurements, and health reports from people. All anyone has to do is look in this blog, over time, at iodine-131 in Japanese sludge, and how it correlates to the measurements in Rhone river water.
But, since the graphs themselves are imported from CRIIRAD, I WILL remove all these graphs from this blog if I am specifically asked to do so.
So, once again.
1. CRIIRAD claims that the I-131 measurement is actually a measurement of a range of isotopes, including I-131, Pb-214, and Bi-214.
2. CRIIRAD claims that the iodine detection was actually of natural radioisotopes such as Pb-214 and Bi-214.
3. CRIIRAD unequivocally claims that this variation is NOT from Fukushima.
I never said that CRIIRAD claimed anything, except that the graphs indicated I-131. This is because they said “Iode 131”. I know that the post has been retweeted and reblogged, maybe some people said something else. I am not responsible for what other people post on the internet.
Anyone can make up their own mind.