Arnold Gundersen with the latest on the Fukushima meltdowns, Interview by Helen Caldicott, June 17, 2011:
At 5:20 in
The air over Seattle was loaded with hot particles, as it was over Tokyo, in April and May.
At 6:10 in
Hot particles have made their way across the Pacific, and at least the data for the Pacific NW indicates very high concentrations, the average person in Tokyo breathed about 10 hot particles a day, and the average person in Seattle breathed in 6.
Despite the ocean in between there wasn’t really much difference.
We’re seeing plutonium and americium… strontium and cesium.
Listen to the broadcast here.
h/t Jukka Tuisku
Published: June 29th, 2011 at 6:11 pm ET
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