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French map of cesium-137 deposition from Fukushima shows the US more contaminated than Western Japan (MAP & VIDEO)

Map of Cesium-137 Deposition Across the Pacific by CEREA Shows the US More Contaminated Than Western Japan, EX-SKF, August 31, 2011:

[...] According to [France's CEREA simulation map of ground deposition of cesium-137 after Fukushima], the US, particularly the West Coast and particularly California, may be more contaminated with radioactive cesium than the western . . . → Read More: French map of cesium-137 deposition from Fukushima shows the US more contaminated than Western Japan (MAP & VIDEO)

300,000+ bq/m² of radioactive iodine deposited in areas near Tokyo before end of March: Japan study — Only includes I-131 (MAP)

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Atmospheric behavior, deposition, and budget of radioactive materials from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011, Regional Environment Research Center, National Institute for Environmental Studies, by Yu Morino, Toshimasa Ohara, and Masato Nishizawa, August 2011:

h/t EX-SKF

Figure: Distributions of accumulated deposition rates of I-131 simulated by CMAQ over 11–29 March 2011

. . . → Read More: 300,000+ bq/m² of radioactive iodine deposited in areas near Tokyo before end of March: Japan study — Only includes I-131 (MAP)

Tokyo-area soil testing finds radioactivity up to Chernobyl relocation levels — 919,000 Bq/m² (MAP)

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Tokyo Metropolitan Soil Testing Map, Radiation Defense Project:

Red dot: July 17, 2011, Plantation, Misato-shi, Waseda ND @ 919,100 Bq/sq. meter

h/t Anonymous tips, jec

NYT: Authorities hid radioactive plume forecasts to avoid evacuations, officials reveal — Mayor says akin to “murder”

Japan Hid Radiation Path, Leaving Evacuees in Peril, Ko Sasaki for The New York Times, August 8, 2011:

[... Forecasts from a] government computer system designed to predict the spread of radioactive releases [...] were left unpublicized by bureaucrats in Tokyo, operating in a culture that sought to avoid responsibility and, above all, criticism. . . . → Read More: NYT: Authorities hid radioactive plume forecasts to avoid evacuations, officials reveal — Mayor says akin to “murder”

Germany discontinuing forecast of radioactive plume on July 29 — Final animation shows it heading south over Tokyo (MAP)

Migration Japan, Deutscher Wetterdienst [Public institution with partial legal capacity under Germany's Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development], July 27, 2011:

IMPORTANT NOTE: The provision of this graphics will bei [sic] discontinued on July, 29th. If required, the production will be resumed.

The Deutscher Wetterdienst has ceased to publish its special reports . . . → Read More: Germany discontinuing forecast of radioactive plume on July 29 — Final animation shows it heading south over Tokyo (MAP)

IAEA closed door session: Group was unable to obtain necessary information from Japan about Fukushima — Led to difficulties projecting how radioactive materials would spread around world

IAEA criticizes Japan’s nuclear data sharing. NHK, June 22. 2011:

Participants at a closed door session of the International Atomic Energy Agency have agreed to set up an international mechanism to share information in the event of nuclear emergencies. [...]

A Japanese official quoted an expert from the World Meteorological Organization as saying the . . . → Read More: IAEA closed door session: Group was unable to obtain necessary information from Japan about Fukushima — Led to difficulties projecting how radioactive materials would spread around world

Radioactive substances rose 5 km in air on March 14-15 — Carried by jet stream to US and Europe

Wind carried radiation to Europe from Japan, researchers say, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, June 22, 2011:

Radioactive substances spewed from a damaged Japanese nuclear plant were carried to Europe through the United States by a jet stream, Japanese researchers said, Jiji news agency reported Wednesday.

A Japanese research group led by Toshihiko Takemura, associate professor at . . . → Read More: Radioactive substances rose 5 km in air on March 14-15 — Carried by jet stream to US and Europe

Carnegie experts: Real possibility of additional “significant” radioactive releases from Fukushima

Radiation ‘hotspots’ hinder Japan response to nuclear crisis, Reuters, June 14, 2011:

The incomplete data has complicated Japan’s response to the disaster [...] It has also created a mood of quiet despair in already devastated communities. “I never believe anything I hear any more on radiation,” said Shukuko Kuzumi, 63, who lives in Iwaki, . . . → Read More: Carnegie experts: Real possibility of additional “significant” radioactive releases from Fukushima

NILU ends public forecasts as map shows large radiation clouds now over US, Canada (VIDEOS)

Fukushima, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), May 11, 2011 . . . → Read More: NILU ends public forecasts as map shows large radiation clouds now over US, Canada (VIDEOS)

Email from Japanese gov’t officials says high density radiation will be released May 8 if situation continues

Website of Taro Kono, member of Japan’s House of Representatives, May 5, 2011 . . . → Read More: Email from Japanese gov’t officials says high density radiation will be released May 8 if situation continues

Fukushima forecast shows Cesium-137 and Iodine-131 over Northwestern US on May 5 (VIDEOS)

Fukushima Potential Releases, I-131 & Cs-137 Total Column for May 3-May 6, 2011, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), May 2, 2011:

“These products are highly uncertain based on limited information for the source terms. Please use with caution and understand that the values are likely to change once we obtain more information on . . . → Read More: Fukushima forecast shows Cesium-137 and Iodine-131 over Northwestern US on May 5 (VIDEOS)

New type of Fukushima forecast shows radioactive Cesium, Iodine over large sections of U.S. and Canada (VIDEOS)

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Norwegian Institute for Air Research Flexpart Forecasts, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), April 25, 2011:

Cesium-137 Total Column over U.S.:

Iodine-131 Total Column over U.S. and . . . → Read More: New type of Fukushima forecast shows radioactive Cesium, Iodine over large sections of U.S. and Canada (VIDEOS)

Fukushima Forecast: Radiation cloud to approach US West Coast starting April 24 (VIDEO)

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Fukushima Potential Releases, Xe-133 Total Column for April 20-April 25, 2011, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), April 21, 2011:

4/24 at 7 am PST

4/25 at 7 am PST

 

 

 

 

 

 

*”These products are highly uncertain based on limited information for the source terms. Please use with . . . → Read More: Fukushima Forecast: Radiation cloud to approach US West Coast starting April 24 (VIDEO)

Unpublished radiation forecast showed much larger Cesium-137 cloud over North America (VIDEO)

Unpublished radiation forecast showed much larger Cesium-137 cloud over North America (VIDEO)

A video was recently posted on YouTube which appears to be an unpublished Cesium-137 forecast produced by the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU). According to the video’s description, the unpublished forecast was found while on the back end of the NILU website at this address: http://squid.nilu.no/~burkhart/sharing/

The forecast is no longer accessible, but . . . → Read More: Unpublished radiation forecast showed much larger Cesium-137 cloud over North America (VIDEO)

Fukushima Forecast: Uninterrupted line of radiation stretches across Pacific, tracking towards West Coast of U.S., Canada (VIDEO)

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Fukushima Potential Releases, Xe-133 Total Column for April 18-April 22, 2011, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), April 18, 2011:

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*”These products are highly uncertain based on limited information for the source terms. Please use with caution and understand that the values are likely to change once we obtain more . . . → Read More: Fukushima Forecast: Uninterrupted line of radiation stretches across Pacific, tracking towards West Coast of U.S., Canada (VIDEO)

April 16 forecast shows radioactive cloud stretching from Texas to Canada

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Fukushima Potential Releases, Xe-133 Total Column for April 15-April 19, 2011, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), April 15, 2011 . . . → Read More: April 16 forecast shows radioactive cloud stretching from Texas to Canada

Cesium-137 forecast shows ‘near surface’ radiation cloud over Texas, Western US on April 15, 16 (VIDEO)

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Potential dispersion of the radioactive cloud after a nuclear accident in Fukushima, EURAD project via Rhenish Institute for Environmental Research at the University of Cologne, April 14, 2011 . . . → Read More: Cesium-137 forecast shows ‘near surface’ radiation cloud over Texas, Western US on April 15, 16 (VIDEO)

Fukushima forecast shows large radiation cloud over U.S. West Coast on April 14, 15 (VIDEO)

Fukushima forecast shows large radiation cloud over U.S. West Coast on April 14, 15 (VIDEO)

Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), April 14, 2011 . . . → Read More: Fukushima forecast shows large radiation cloud over U.S. West Coast on April 14, 15 (VIDEO)

Cesium-137 forecast shows high altitude radiation cloud concentrating over California, western US on April 12 (VIDEO)

Cesium-137 forecast shows high altitude radiation cloud concentrating over California, western US on April 12 (VIDEO)

Potential dispersion of the radioactive cloud after a nuclear accident in Fukushima, EURAD project . . . → Read More: Cesium-137 forecast shows high altitude radiation cloud concentrating over California, western US on April 12 (VIDEO)

Fukushima Forecast: Large radiation cloud nearing California on April 11 (VIDEO)

Fukushima Forecast: Large radiation cloud nearing California on April 11 (VIDEO)

Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), April 6-11, 2011 . . . → Read More: Fukushima Forecast: Large radiation cloud nearing California on April 11 (VIDEO)

Latest forecast has all of California under radiation threat April 6, 7 — Shows levels as high as in Japan (VIDEO)

Latest forecast has all of California under radiation threat April 6, 7 — Shows levels as high as in Japan (VIDEO)

Fukushima Potential Releases, Xe-133 Total Column for April 4-April 7, 2011, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), April 4, 2011:

Note that the radiation cloud is the same blue color over the western U.S. as it is over Japan, indicating similar concentrations.

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. . . → Read More: Latest forecast has all of California under radiation threat April 6, 7 — Shows levels as high as in Japan (VIDEO)

Fukushima Forecast: Radioactive particles concentrated over Northwest U.S. on April 6 (VIDEO)

Fukushima Forecast: Radioactive particles concentrated over Northwest U.S. on April 6 (VIDEO)

Fukushima Potential Releases, Xe-133 Total Column for April 2-April 6, 2011, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) . . . → Read More: Fukushima Forecast: Radioactive particles concentrated over Northwest U.S. on April 6 (VIDEO)