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

Published: April 21st, 2011 at 3:03 am ET


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 caution and understand that the values are likely to change once we obtain more information on the overall nature of the accident.” –NILU

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Published: April 21st, 2011 at 3:03 am ET


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

  • Noah

    Helpful Quote from Vesica.org

    The Entirety of the Northern Hemisphere around the world is affected by fallout, as well as the Pacific Ocean.

    Most Serious: Japan, Pacific Ocean, and Pacific Rim States

    Most Contaminated food areas of North America (based on fallout wind spread patterns charted by European scientific research agencies) in order of likely intensity of contamination, starting with the most contaminated:

    Entire Pacific Coast (note that much of the produce in North America comes from this region, especially California)
    Northern U.S. States close to Canada, and Canadian areas close to the U.S. (including Toronto etc.)
    Eastern States
    Central States of the U.S., and Far Northern areas of Canada


    The majority of contamination is in the northern hemisphere and the Pacific Ocean region. Most of the Southern Hemisphere has little to no fallout (the exception is the Southern Hemisphere in the Pacific; Australia for example is finding radioactive fish in the ocean, so although they may not get much atmospheric fallout they are affected by the massive contamination of the Pacific Ocean.)

    Also note that radioactive contamination is being found on non-food products being imported from Japan.

    Safest Areas of Origin for food products:
    Central America (avoid items from the Pacific Coast area of Mexico)
    South America

    Europe is also far less contaminated that North America, although it is also experiencing significant fallout; so it is a better source for products than North America, however not as good as Southern Hemisphere sources. (However some South American produce may contain high levels of pesticides not allowed to be used in the U.S. or Canada.)


    Most affected:

    All Ocean-Derived Products from the Pacific Ocean: the Fukushima accident dumped millions of times the normal background levels of radiation into the Pacific, where it is affecting the entire ocean (most toxic near Japan and bordering areas, but now reaching to the US West Coast: debris from the Tsunami in Japan is also expected to start washing up on the West Coast in the near future.) There are already reports of Pacific Fish showing radioactive contamination.
    This indicates a need to be cautious regarding:
    All Pacific Ocean Fish
    Sea Salt or Ocean Minerals derived from the Pacific
    All Pacific Seaweed and Sea Vegetables (order Atlantic Ocean seaweed at http://www.theseaweedman.com )

    Milk and all Dairy Products (butter, cheese etc.) from all animals: Cows, Goats, and Sheep (Dairy products have the most intense immediate absorption of radiation from fallout). Radioactive contamination of milk has been found throughout the United States, especially on the West Coast.

    Any plant with a large surface area exposed to the air while growing: The most intense radiation absorption in plants is through rain falling directly on the leaves of the plant, where it is directly absorbed. Rainwater absorbed through the earth into the plant is already of much lower radiation intensity due to the filtering affect of the soil.
    All broad leaf plants and plants with large surface areas grown in the open air (rather than in greenhouses) are the most contaminated, for instance Salad Greens, Spinach, Cabbage etc. Contaminated crops in California (carrying radioactive iodine and cesium) have already been confirmed by UC Berkeley.
    [Carrots and other root vegetables are less contaminated due to growing underground.]

    Water from Rainwater or Open Lake type catchments: instead drink bottled water, or water from underground wells or other underground sources (radiation is greatly reduced when the particles have to travel through the ground.)


    • ~the more hard DATA, the better!~

      Thanks for this summary. It does limit your options. I just got another freezer and cooler for food storage purposes. Don’t forget New Zealand as a source for beef and now seasonal organic produce like apples from anti-nuke New Zealand should be perfectly fine.

      It’s important to stock up on must-haves that will become unavailable as the Pacific and land masses get sicker… i.e. sea weed sources, canned sardines, etc. Luckily, dried seaweed keeps for years.

    • Bob Rock

      Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. ~Emory Austin

  • MarcinJ

    if anyone interested – you can see (links below) the official reports from a Polish organization that is monitoring ratiadion in the main cities of Poland:
    I know it is in Polish but most important are the figures – as you can easily see – in the end of March in some places radiation (mainly I-131) was 20 times (!) higher than now – and nobody was that time speaking about any "dangerous cloud" 
    does USA have any monitoring like the one in Poland? can one check on the web official numbers?

  • todd

    I have a question and forgive me if this is dumb, everyone keep's talking about background radiation, but don't the earth keep all the real bad radiation in outer space, were inside of a pretty much closed ball, won't the earth do the oppisite in this sitution, keep it all inside  

    • toddsmother

      The real issue is the different between environmental radiation and ingesting radioactive particles. Cosmic radiation doesn’t produce radioactive particles in the food chain as much as nuclear fallout does. That’s why official info about radiation tends to be misleading.

    • nakedearth

      the real issues are quite simple. you have had a catastrophic failure of three reactors and at least two spent fuel rod pools. combined they are leaking untold amounts of hazardous radiation and dangerouos radionuclides into the environment. these radionuclides are fast-tracked to northamerican via the efficient jetstream. the radiation will be spewing from the fukushima dai-ichi site for many months to come, and as many engineers have noted, this situation could easily get much worse at any time.

      • Good summary. The chart under the headline New type of Fukushima forecast shows radioactive Cesium, Iodine over large sections of U.S. and Canada (VIDEOS)
        April 25th, 2011 at 01:11 PM
        —- worries me. The charts above are showing Xenon-133 but wondering why, although I have heard Xenon breaks down into Cesium? We need charts for Cesium and Iodine.

  • steve


    Well, I am sure you will find interesting to learn that the so-called “natural background radiation” is in fact the result of the numerous nuclear bomb trials since the 40’s, plus Chernobyl and other less well known accidents!

    • Arizonan

      There is actually ‘natural background radiation,’ but we don’t have an accurate idea of what it actually was before the beginning of the nuclear age in the 1940s.

    • The Hanford List

      D U poisoning going on currently via US/NATO missiles and D U machine gun bullets, 0bamaumau Libya, 1sra€l EUKassams vs. Iron Dome

      These crooks speak of about 2000 tests. When counted, Airborne tests 2700, all total at is 12.000. So what is the REAL number?

      Nice litl gun to kill j-kids; just 3weeks ago four brave men (?) shot a schoolbus and killed a 16yr ol kid with depleted uranium missile like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r8jgPGdzO0

      Who knows all the hanfords around the globe?


      Seek the C-lub of R0me and witch p0pe concocted the c0d€x @lim€ntarius etc.

    • Sally

      Its hitting us here in in Oregon.
      The snow is falling in a very weird way.
      Yesterday (24th) was windy, there was a strange metal odor in the wind, I opened the window for the fresh air, my throat swelled up, tasted like cleaning fluid. A red mark appeared near my throat. The fallout is in the wind, the water, the rain. The entire USA is toast, in a few months the clouds will be choking us.
      Here is a list of things that one can take to take heavy metals out of the body.
      Epson salt baths, high vit c, Chlorella, alfalfa, iodine kelp, and most important, Modifilan, baking soda daily.
      Within a few short years, when the earthquakes start on the west coast, and the tsunami’s, then where will the country be?
      Better to move out of California, and out of the USA before its too late to get out.
      No one is going to save any of us, we must save ourselves.

      • christine


        Have considered leaving? I have two small children and want to leave the country with them. We also live in Oregon. I have kept the kids inside a lot the past month but I’m not sure how much longer we can do this. Seems getting passports for them and leaving for 3 months would be best even if it means financial hardship in the future. What good does financial security do for you if we are all sick with cancer.

  • gopala

    The situation in northern Japan is already dire. May we feel compassion for the people of Japan.
    This is from the daily paper, April 21. It is a US government report on radiation levels near Fukushima based on extensive flights, ground readings, and air samples. To close, the US government “underscored the need to closely examine water and soil for agricultural use within several hundred kilometers from the plant.”

  • Letter to my school district superintendent:

    Dear Superintendent
    Please take a look at the attached documentation and links.

    We are living downwind of the worst nuclear disaster in human history and the jet stream is depositing radioactive nuclides all over the US west coast courtesy of the very efficient jet stream.

    I have been watching the EPA’s radnet for days and our beta level radiation has routinely spiked from an average of 30 to 171. https://cdxnode64.epa.gov/radnet-public/monitorView.do

    Governments and universities all over the world have been tracking and projecting dispersion of cesium, iodine, and xenon gasses

    Radiation contamination has been detected in rain water, milk, and produce

    There is a large cloud of relatively dense concentration of radioactive nuclides heading our way sometime next week because reactors 1 and 2 and spent fuel pools 2 and 4 are having periodic fission and containment has been breached. Please see attached power point for the state of the plants.

    Our kids are at demonstrable increased risk for cancer, particularly thyroid cancer, as a result of their exposure to radiation. Please see the attached article. The data from Chernobyl’s lasting effects demonstrate kids’ vulnerability.

    Internal exposure from contaminated food is really the greatest risk. However, airborne radiation can be inhaled, posing the risk of internal emitters (please see PowerPoint).

    We cannot wait for the EPA’s guidance. Their concern is to avoid panic. Since the radiation contamination is pervasive, they will calculate that advising the public will only minimally reduce risks relative to panic related harms.

    However, as I stated above, kids are at increased risk. There are things we can do to protect them. Schools should adopt rainy day schedules on days of high radiation. The EPA’s radnet is available daily and can be checked to determine current levels.


    Preston, J. (2004). Children as a sensitive subpopulation for the risk assessment process. Toxicology and applied pharmacology 199, 132-141

    Fucic, A., et al (2008). Genomic damage in children accidently exposed to iozining radiation: A review of the literature. Mutation Research 658, 111-123

    Sutcliffe, J. (2010). Radiation a new paradigm…Societal impacts. Mutation Research, 687, 67-72.


    • Arizonan

      This is an excellent letter! Thanks for sharing it! Distribution of potassium iodide should also be seriously considered for children across Japan, the Pacific, and the western US. Although the authorities say the risk is small, taking appropriate doses of PI can reduce that risk. It does not cause any harm if taken correctly, so why NOT reduce the risk to the kids? Also, I like your idea of radiation “rain days,” but I doubt the school authorities will do this, since each cloud does contain a RELATIVELY low level of radioactive deposition. It is the repeated, ongoing exposures which are of serious concern. Also, staying indoors on actual rain days will also reduce the risk, since rain itself carries more of the radionuclides to the ground.

  • k

    good there will be free health care now.

    Obama wins.

    • splashy

      There is no such thing as “free health care” there is only spreading the cost around and cutting out the profit taking that drives up costs.

      In reality, if we had universal health care, then much of the problems caused by this nuclear fallout would be mitigated, because people would be able to seek treatment ASAP instead of waiting because they don’t have the money to pay or their for-profit health insurance won’t pay or won’t cover them to begin with.

      We are all in this together, we should take care of everyone together.

  • As the jet stream continues around the world some radioactive particles will fall with rain, snow or as dust particles, before it continues it’s deadly circle.

    The number of radioactive particles may diminish but the STRENGTH of each particle does not diminish.

    That means that the STRENGTH of radiation that leaves Fukushima is the same strength that reaches California or the East coast etc. There may be fewer particles with distance, but when you’re dealing with low levels of radiation it doesn’t matter how few there are.

    By April 1 2011 the Fukushima radiation will have passed over all of North America leaving many areas with very low levels of radiation depending on jet stream distribution.

    All of these radioactive particles will be us for generations to come, ONLY the Iodine 131 will have a short half life AFTER it’s finished being released, which is no time soon.

    Once you ingest or inhale even very low levels of radioactive particles the Petkau Effect immediately starts potentially lethal tissue ionization.

    The phenomenon of the Petkau Effect basically means that you are ionizing or irradiating yourself continuously from the inside out. This insidious burning at your molecular level will impair your body long before there is a diagnosable disease.

    Free radicals are generated during long term exposure to extremely low levels of radiation. which will exhaust our defenses unless our body has an abundant reserve of antioxidants.

    Free radicals, or radicals, are atoms, molecules or ions with unpaired electrons. These highly reactive, molecules are unstable and contribute to the weakening of the body by destroying our cellular structure and making us more vulnerable to disease.

    When molecules in the body oxidize they become free radicals.

    Without sufficient antioxidants to combat the extreme low levels of radiation you will suffer from gene mutation, birth defects, infertility and increased risk for immune related disease and cancers.

    Damage Attributed To Free Radicals

    * degenerative disease
    * memory loss
    * neurological diseases
    * atherosclerosis
    * Alzheimers
    * Parkinsons
    * arthritis or other joint disorders
    * heart disease or stroke
    * diabetes
    * HIV
    * cataracts
    * cancer
    * aging

    Isn’t it easy to see how the above diseases would never be associated with low levels of radiation?

    Our lifestyles, habits & health have been changed permanently and we can either drive ourselves bonkers checking radiation levels daily or assume the worst case scenario.

    I can be very defensive & aggressive in what I do to protect myself, animals & soils. Here in Washington state, we’ve been taking aggressive steps to protect ourselves, our animals & our soils since March 18, what are you waiting for, permission from the “authorities?”

    Stay healthy


    PS. I still drink raw goat milk, but the goats have been detoxed with Bentonite clay, I still eat fresh produce, but the produce has been washed in Bentonite clay etc.

  • Rica E

    @ majia, I wish I had a form letter like the one you’ve submitted to your school. I have simply pulled my daughter out with independent study for a few weeks trying to buy her health a little time. The school looked at me like I was nuts when I asked she have inside recess for the highest exposure days , which were also windy dry coastal days with an eerie, dry ,colored haze, that hurt the sinuses.

    • I posted my letter so anyone can adopt it and change it to make it stronger.

      (e.g., there is some redundancy in the intro and more information would bolster the argument)

      I’ve contacted our state emergency response system and am going to be noisy about the need for the state to set up a plan for schools for dealing with this ongoing problem. Parents also need to be informed so they understand and support if schools adopt risk-reduction strategies.

      I suspect this disaster is going to get worse before it gets better.

      I no longer care if people think I’m obnoxious or reactionary. Kids are at increased risk and although the risks are low right now they do exist and we should attempt to mitigate them and to prepare for contingencies.

      Anyone who wants my powerpoint is welcome to it. Leave your email at my blog and I’ll send it to you and you can adapt it and use it as your own.

      • Contact
        I volunteer as one we just did a mass drill on this but the levels are safe so need to worry. The radiation will not cross the ocean or harm anyone in Japan. What you are seeing is no less dangerous than a cross country flight. Bananas We have No Bananas WE DONT NEED NO STINKING BANANAS The levels of water are hic pool rods ok zzaap zzzaaap hic no radiation level safe hic will turn back on clunk clunk hic safe zzzzziiap
        We report nothing to see here just move along American IDOL will be on in 5 minutes.

  • Cyclops2

    Where are all the nuclear BIG MOUTHS now to tell us.
    IT IS SAFE. No danger of high radioactive meltdowns in reactors. No danger from the SAFE SPENT fuel storage pools.

    WERE ARE YOU ????? Radioactive TERRORISTS !!

    You should be thrown in to the spent fuel pools with your families !!

  • Dave R

    this Problem with Japans molten mess is going to be world wide. All living things and water will soon need to be monitored. This type of radiation will have a long half life and we in the world commuity will see cancer and other radiation illnesses raise .I just wonder how honest the people in power are going to be with the masses.Who is going to clean up the mess. or will the U.S. just got stuck with this one too.

  • Cyclops2

    No one will clean up Fukushima.

    Fukushimas thousands of tons of melting fuel rods is going to clean us up in maybe 6 months to a year.

    There is more than enough to cover the world.

    • The Hanford List

      When all east coast tsunami 60-120feet diving reactors spent fuel etc is counted together, it can be up to 500.000 tons.

      To name just the known nuke power stations with 3 to 6 reactors: Fukushima Daichii, Fukushima Daini, Fukushima Dain2, Tokai, Soma, Onagawa, Higashidori, Ohma, Rokkosho – what else?

  • xdrfox

    Check your Symptoms, there are some terrifying websites to guide you through the horrors of radiation sickness, including this one with 10 Symptoms of Radiation Sickness (they list more than 10) http://www.buzzfeed.com/gavon/10-symptoms-of-radiation-sickness – some of which are common to the average cold & flu (nausea/vomiting, headaches, weakness, fatigue, fever & infections) and others that are heavy hitters which are a sure sign you’re in trouble: bleeding out of orifices, hair loss, sores, seizures, radiation burns, bloody diarrhea and inability to heal wounds. (Apparently, radiation sickness looks a lot like zombieism.)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrqg7YlQbeA

  • ZZZ

    I am not finding this analysis credible. I am seeing the same crank articles devoid of basic understanding of science copied and re-copied from website to website.
    go to:

  • Dana Pearson

    These vids are bogus, according to the originators of them, the Norse Institute. Alex Smith, of Radio Ecoshock was concerned about their implication and actually contacted the institute. This is from his blog:


    By the way – watch out for a lot of crazy fear-mongering on the Net. One big example is a series of You tube videos by Dutchsinse and Patriotspace.

    These supposedly show radiation being dumped on the West Coast of North America in big quanties, unreported by the media. I contacted scientist Dr. John F. Burkhart in at the Norse Institute in Norway – the scientist who created those model animations you see in the You tube video.

    In his email reply to me, Dr. Burkhart says his work has been totally misrepresented, used for fear-mongering. He tried to contact Dutchinsense, and his companion Patriotspace to correct the revelations, but got no response.

    • bluejayway

      wtf? better false radiation reports than no radiation reports. the Talking Heads have spoken. 🙁

    • That radiation has ben found across the US Europe and even Vietnam suggests that these radiation maps are more accurate than the creators claim.

      The maps appear to have radiation following the jet stream. There is nothing surprising or complex about them.

  • Stock up on nutritious emergency food that tastes great and has a long shelf life- or become a distributor.

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  • satyahit d

    I was born in 42, and now seeing the world is becoming more & more hellish & contaminated in various ways. i hear people stocking up on clean beef. we don’t know where we came from or are going, though we can see the present on earth sucks. still due to gross ignorance of habit one wants to eat more animals which of course is not good for your future & or karma. thou shalt not kill never said, humans. & if you don’t care so be it that is your choice, but still the resultant reactions will ensue in time. this life is another in a series of tests to evolve or devolve. one meaning of love from God is that we are given some choice & not simply forced. because force alone is not loving.

  • James Alberton

    I was born not too far from Chernobyl. I’m alright but still worried about radiation found in milk http://bit.ly/fp9Sw7

  • debdah

    The lack of media attention on Nuclear crisis at Fukushima is disturbing to say the least, even more disturbing are the exceptionally misleading reports about ‘harmless levels of radiation’ & comparisons to background radiation, even bananas – but background radiation & bananas do not contain strontium 90 or deadly plutonium.

    I am both amazed & dismayed that this act of corporate vandalism has been permitted to occur – am reminded of the Gulf oil spill last year where again, negligible sums spent on extra safety precautions would have prevented catastrophe.

    The gulf & fukushima events are basically a sample of what we can expect from now on -; a lying media, supporting corporate interests with their puppet governments in tow. The world is guided & controlled by a MAFIA-type psychology who will stop at nothing to make a profit and consolidate both wealth & power into as few hands as possible; why has billions, even trillions been available in bank loans for developing nuclear power but nothing for eco-alternatives?

    Japan is still paying the loans it received for building the 53 nuclear reactors on its islands – startlingly, these provided only 30% of Japan’s power meaning that nuclear power actually makes no economic sense: Who in their right mind would get into serious debt for so little reward and at so great a risk? Clearly, only men who want the lions share of public funds toward their own ideology of nuclear power.

    There is talk of a HAARP induced quakes & tsnumai & the NWO plan – (so expressed on Georgia ‘guidestones’ at Denver Airport) – to reduce the global population by 5 billion… whether these are relevant here or not, I think the fact we’re aware they are possible is enough to put people on full alert to the realisation that the corporations must end. They care nothing for any but their own interests, they will stand back and watch even babies starve to death, they carelessly poison & pollute or environments while their mwedia talks about how “WE” are destroying the planet – as if “WE” ever had any say…

    Well, maybe its high time we DID start having a say and toward those ends, hats off to Dutchsinse who has of his own accord & at entirely his own expense, strived to keep people informed about what’s going down on this precious planet of ours. Dutchsinse has been targeted by a smear campaign of outright lies (1 site suggests he’s on disability etc – he’s not) – I advise all to check Dutchsinse youtube channel regularly he offers a wealth of information and insights and is about to embark on a tour of the states taking his own radiation measurements.

    It is time to demand and end to corporate nonsense and to establish a firm code of ETHICS.

  • Jay

    Yow Dana Pearson, absolutely. Everyone knows that radiation is safe. All you have to do is go anywhere the stuff is used and see all the danger and warning signs. Caution, entering radiation area. Danger, radiation is safe. You’ve seen em. All that caution, danger warning stuff on those signs is just scaremongering. And those lead barriers in radiology and x-ray labs, they don’t mean a thing. The doctors stand right there in front of it all day long and don’t pay a bit of attention. So you just go ahead and keep telling people that everything is alright and not to worry. Then a year or so from now when you begin to see news stories about babies being born with arms growing out of their chest, two deformed heads, multiple sex organs and hands where feet are supposed to be, you can just deny it all over again. After all, you can’t see radiation, you can’t smell it and if you touch it, you won’t even notice. None of this fearmongering from you because you are brave and level headed.

  • hugo

    Pardon my English, did you all know that radioactive materials are a natural composition of the planet?
    The fact that a reactor or a bomb has PURIFIED material means that somebody picked up in grand quantity and use some skill to concentrate the isotopes that are required for thermonuclear reactions, in the case of a bomb , very rapidly in the case of a reactor very slowly and in a controlled fashion.
    Is the same conundrum that has the banksters of the world salivating for all the gold that is dissolved in the oceans , if you cud only concentrated them in they’re bank accounts…To be more didactic if you concentrate the sun light with a magnifying glass you are capable to start a fire , but you have done nothing to create heat.( you just concentrate it in a spot).
    The atomic industry has concentrate the proper isotopes to be able to react to each other in a way they produce fission, but when they were laying there in the desert all the radiation was there , but so diffused that nobody noticed.
    Take a Geiger counter and you will notice that it never shut up.each click indicates a radiation pulse hitting the instrument.in a day you will hear many clicks , except that if you hear them all at once,you may THINK you will die!!!!
    Is like seen a time laps video of somebody asleep, you cannot believe how much people moves at night.Now all the radiation from japan is going back to the place it came from,since the largest radioactive material gathering is done in America.
    It wasn’t killing anyone before when it was laying on the ground, it may not harm anyone now that is coming back….or it may .

  • Publius

    Octavio Paz said: “you cannot live in the present moment, just as you cannot live in the future.” It is exactly what all of us are experiencing. A Zen koan whose answer comes in silence.

  • 67Mopar

    These are “forecasts” only… They are not based on actual data. IMO, these shouldn’t even be posted.

  • Jack

    They call me The Breeze
    I keep blowin’ down the road…
    I aint got me No Body,
    I don’t carry me no load…

  • Jack

    “…Like sometimes you’re thinkin’ about
    a Plate o’ Shrimp, then outa the blue somebody says
    ‘Plate o’ Shrimp’…”