“Yellow rain” recently reported in Tokyo also happened after Chernobyl — Government assured residents it was pollen

Published: March 24th, 2011 at 7:41 pm ET
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Remembering Chernobyl, UCLA Bruin, April 25, 2006:

Thinking back to 20 years ago, it’s the splashing in yellow rainwater that Antonina Sergieff vividly recalls. …

When these elements first reached Sergieff 20 years ago, they came in the form of yellow rain.

It was not long after that residents in her hometown knew it wasn’t simply “pollen” – which is what government officials assured them, she said.

Read the report here.

See: “Yellow rain” around Tokyo caused by pollen officials say – Rain may have contained radioactivity

The “yellow rain” seen Wednesday in the Kanto region surrounding Tokyo was caused by pollen, not radioactive materials as many residents had worried, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Thursday. …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_z5yL1sJP4

h/t Intel Hub

 

Published: March 24th, 2011 at 7:41 pm ET
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3 comments to “Yellow rain” recently reported in Tokyo also happened after Chernobyl — Government assured residents it was pollen

  • WindorSolarPlease

    Who am I to say this is radioactive rain? I have never been in Japan, I don’t know if raining pollen is common there?

    However I will say, I would play it safe and stay away from it. Especially since they just had a nuclear disaster.

    I personally never noticed yellow rain here. Maybe, something else we get to look forward to (hope not).


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  • xdrfox

    I have been seeing snow and frost on video clips from there and everyone in heavily clothed picking up a camera in the wreckage covered in heavy frost, so when do plants produce pollen in cold weather ?


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  • Russell

    Well, I have never lived in Japan, but the 200 people who made the phone calls have. I’m surprised they aren’t used to yellow rain if it has such a commonplace cause.


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