Fukushima nuclear plume “covered most of North America” — Now over N. Atlantic; Including Caribbean, Canada’s east coast

Published: March 19th, 2011 at 4:24 pm ET
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Fukushima cloud now at the Atlantic, no risk – France, ABS-CBN News (Philippines), March 20, 2011 at 3:23 am:

The plume from Fukushima has now reached the western Atlantic but its radioactivity is likely to be “extremely low” and have no impact on health or the environment, France’s Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) said on Saturday.

“As of yesterday, the cloud covered most of North America and northeastern Siberia. It is currently passing over the North Atlantic,” it said, naming French terroritories in the Caribbean and off Canada’s eastern coast.

The cloud has been progressively thinning as it heads eastwards around the northern hemisphere at high altitude and will reach mainland Europe on Wednesday or Thursday, it said, citing a computer model jointly compiled with the French weather service, Meteo France. …

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BBC at 18:41: The cloud plume from Fukushima has now reached the western Atlantic, but radioactivity is likely to be “extremely low” with no impact on health or the environment, France’s Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) says, according to the AFP news agency.

 

Published: March 19th, 2011 at 4:24 pm ET
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18 comments to Fukushima nuclear plume “covered most of North America” — Now over N. Atlantic; Including Caribbean, Canada’s east coast

  • Melody

    So, why, when I come to this site for something this important, am I greeted with an advert for Curves? This site has nothing to do with news, it’s a goddamn adsense site. Phuchu.


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  • weebes

    I don’t see any ads anywhere on this site. And I don’t have any ad-blockers installed either.

    Maybe your computer is infected…


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  • yeshe

    don`t see any curves either.

    but i do have to say that the coverage given here on the nuclear crisis is the best and most unbiased by far. thank you


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  • xdrfox

    I see no adds that Potty mouth is talking about !


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  • Denise

    No advert when I logged in either.

    Is there any site that I can go to to independently verify that the radiation levels are safe on the East Coast? the EPA sites are not all up and running for some reason.


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  • There is a small real time monitoring network of privately owned gamma/x-ray counters online at http://radiationnetwork.com/

    These go on and offline, I suppose as people turn on their systems. I have not found them terribly useful, the readings vary randomly which is to be expected.

    You can also get hour average EPA data from https://cdxnode64.epa.gov/radnet-public/showMap.do
    though the EPA site has had a lot of stations offline, and a lot of stations which suddenly have N/A or 0 on the most raised level subset of those nearby.

    There is currently no danger, but if they told people in a press release that the measurements were 50% to 150% above normal for some levels and locations, some people would freak out, so they are keeping that quiet. The first wave is giving people exposed about an extra dental tooth x-ray over a day’s time- smoking a pack of cigarettes could give you more.


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    • Jena

      Alice,

      Are you serious. Google the causes of death of John Wayne and Agnes Moorehead:

      “Of the 220 persons who worked on The Conqueror on location in Utah in 1955, 91 had contracted cancer as of the early 1980s and 46 died of it, including stars John Wayne, Susan Hayward, and Agnes Moorehead, and director Dick Powell. Experts say under ordinary circumstances only 30 people out of a group of that size should have gotten cancer. The cause? No one can say for sure, but many attribute the cancers to radioactive fallout from U.S. atom bomb tests in nearby Nevada.”

      The current risk model of INTERNAL radiation is VERY wrong, VERY outdated.


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  • Alice Boland

    However, back in the 1950′s, there were A-bomb tests above ground in Nevada, the Pacific, and Siberia all the time. But, in 1963, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty was signed. See http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2009/08/dayintech_0805/ Therefore, people were exposed to lots of radiation from downwind at that time, yet, most people were OK with that.


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    • Jena

      Of the 220 persons who worked on The Conqueror on location in Utah in 1955, 91 had contracted cancer as of the early 1980s and 46 died of it, including stars John Wayne, Susan Hayward, and Agnes Moorehead, and director Dick Powell. Experts say under ordinary circumstances only 30 people out of a group of that size should have gotten cancer. The cause? No one can say for sure, but many attribute the cancers to radioactive fallout from U.S. atom bomb tests in nearby Nevada.


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  • This is not an accurate model. It does not appear to take into accurate consideration the varying latitudinal prevailing winds. The dispersion would not and is not taking place as it is being presented in this visual, even though it may eventually disperse at a low level throughout the entire earth atmosphere, but that remains to be seen, and I don’t believe it will happen as this model presents it.


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  • GALLING

    Misinformation and poor education leads to confusion, doesn’t it? Bet you never heard of lady scientists Helen Caldicott and Rosalie Bertell. I’m not going to spoonfeed you. Look them up. I’ve known the truth about radiation for 30 years, simply because I have wide interests and always read more than I ever watched television. No, I don’t just “watch the news” – The “news” is the worst gargage of all, because the lies never stop coming. I am really glad I am not in Hawaii or California.


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  • wtf

    enenews has the exact same logo as BP?!!
    WTF!!


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  • anton

    So this is why little johnny glows in the dark and I thought it was the condom…


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  • Big M

    It seems to me that this article is either grossly misinformed or intentionally disingenuous. The radiation they’re talking about is the very first stuff from the original earthquake and resulting tsunami, NOT the stuff from 3 to 4 days later, when the buildings housing the reactors blew up; that should be hitting the U.S. west coast in a couple of days.

    And don’t forget about all of the spent fuel rods. Hopefully, they’ll get the situation under control there, and get these reactors completely shut down, but in the meantime, you’d be well advised to prepare for the worst, especially given the fact that all politicians, as well as their whores in the media, are going to downplay this for all they’re worth. Just as a sample, read this one, but make sure you’re sitting down first, and don’t forget the links at the end:

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/03/governments-have-been-covering-up.html


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  • xdrfox

    I am pretty sure Congress went home also, They would call it spring break like Obama did and went to the Caribbean then to Brazil with the family.


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  • xdrfox

    Big M
    I postedthis elsewhere..
    must read…

    Britain’s nuclear inferno: How our own Government covered up Windscale reactor blaze that’s caused dozens of deaths and hundreds of cancer cases
    By Sue Reid
    19th March 2011

    Exserpts:

    There are no warning signs anywhere along the coast. People walk on this shoreline with their dogs and children. The dogs take the contaminated mud back home on their hair. The children carry it on their shoes. It then dries and can be breathed in.
    The deeper you dig down into the mud, the more poisonous the levels become because of the accumulation of waste over the years.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1367776/UK-Government-covered-nuclear-reactor-blaze-caused-death-cancer.html


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  • jcjkbjr

    No ads on mine either maybe you should be looking for something important like anger management suggestions or better yet Norton tools and a dictionary to help you enhance your usage of English language.


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