Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fukushima across the Pacific (video)

Uh, Lois, we may have to move.
This map is from a detailed simulation of the spread of Pacific Ocean radiation.

It shows the anticipated levels as of August 2013. It may look scary, but the red color indicates that the levels of Cs137 (cesium/caesium) from Fukushima are 10,000 times less than when released in March 2011. The light blue indicates levels that are less than one-millionth.
Let’s be clear: The release of radioactive contamination from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant to the environment -- air, land, and sea -- is a massive disaster. There is no other way to describe it.
“Fukushima radiation hits San Francisco! (Dec 2013)”
Radiation in the air has spread far and wide. It was even detectable, just barely, on other continents. Radiation in the ocean is spreading more slowly but inexorably [with the daily dumping of contaminated water into the Pacific].

Fish caught off Japan have been too contaminated to be sold for human consumption. And wide expanses of farmland in Japan have been contaminated as well. But what effects can be expected overseas? What effects can be expected in Hawaii, Alaska, Seattle, California... Boston? More

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