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Scientists Project Path of Radiation Plume

March 17, 2011 Comments off

nytimes.com

A United Nations forecast of the possible movement of the radioactive plume coming from crippled Japanese reactors shows it churning across the Pacific, and touching the Aleutian Islands on Thursday before hitting Southern California late Friday.

 

March 18 2:00 AM

The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization shows how weather patterns this week might disperse radiation from a continuous source in Fukushima, Japan. The forecast does not show actual levels of radiation, but it does allow the organization to estimate when different monitoring stations, marked with small dots, might be able to detect extremely low levels of radiation. Read more…

Global Jet Stream Forecast (March 13-21st)

March 14, 2011 Comments off

Japan earthquake: USS Reagan ‘went through radioactive cloud’

March 14, 2011 Comments off

heraldsun.com

Japan quake

This satellite image shows the extent of the damage caused by the tsunami in Fukushima prefecture. Picture: AFP/DigitalGlobe Source: AFP

THE crew of the US aircraft carrier, on a humanitarian mission to Japan, received a month’s worth of radiation in about an hour, a US newspaper reported yesterday.

The fleet said that the radiation was from a plume of smoke and steam released from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

The US Seventh Fleet has now moved its ships and aircraft away from the nuclear power plant after discovering low-level radioactive contamination.

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan was about 160 kilometres offshore when its instruments detected Read more…