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

Published: July 27th, 2011 at 4:58 pm ET


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 on the “Meteorological situation and dispersion conditions in Japan” as of 31 May 2011.

The pictures and the animation in 6-hourly time steps show the possible migration of radioactivly [sic] loaded air emanating from he nuclear power station Fukushima I in 250m height.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since the strength of the emission is unknown, the values are to interpret only as relative distribution and dilution outgoing from an unknown source concentration. A conclusion on the actually radioactive load locally is not possible! Further information can be found on the website of BMU (

h/t Mark

Published: July 27th, 2011 at 4:58 pm ET


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

  • Time to fly south

  • nohobear nohobear

    Just a matter of time now. This horror keeps growing exponentially every day.

    How in God’s name are they going to be able to evacuate 13 million (or more) people from the Tokyo metro area?

    Truth is all of us in the northern hemisphere are likely to be carrying little time bombs of plutonium, strontium, or cesium before long.

    • evacuate ???

      They have no plans to,.. they are sending people back into the fire !!!!

      • Hemisfear311 Hemisfear311

        Radioactively tainted Japanese may not have the right to live a healthy life anymore.

        They lost that right when they trusted their government’s judgement in regards to protecting the people, who elected them in the first place.

        Apparently what the government will do, is to raise the safety levels for radioactive exposure, until it everything is “safe” once again.

        The German Weather Service have continued to provide data much longer than similar services in most other countries.

        Radioactive forecasts – R.I.P.

    • Mark

      Tokyo largest metropolis in the world with Thirty-Five Million people.

  • StillJill StillJill

    I believe we all already have some. The experts I’m reading say that mitigating the one’s we have,…while SOMEHOW not allowing more to overwhelm our systems,…immune, or lymphocratic,…or liver/digestive, etc. They say, ‘Chelate , from the greek word, “to Claw, scratch, or pull” will be the difference between survival and death!

    • Darth

      Good luck with that snake oil.

      • farawayfan farawayfan

        Heh heh. Except that for every bottle of snake oil, there’s a sucker born every minute.

        PT Barnum would be so proud of TEPCO and the governments of the world.

  • shockwave shockwave

    The last forecast I know will be gone.

    F*ck those a**holes!!!!!!!!!!

    How long will enenews last?

    Does anyone know any other information source??? Forecast is better (even if it is only Japan region)!

    • arclight arclight

      governments are putting the pressure on the germans to comply with japanese “new speak”! much in the same way that the norwegians had to comply with chinese(i believe) and uk “new speak” and take down thier nilu foredasts for the public!!
      welcome to the new world order!
      anything damaging to the establishment will be sidelined (ie enenews etc) silenced/sidelined (ie michio kaku) or destroyed (ie fox, news of the world! (i am going out on a strange one here but i think there was a bit more to this murdoch thing!) ) you probaly know all yhis but im putting it in for posterity….thats where meaningful radiation measurements for the public have gone…oh and shockwave, i know how you feel about this! peace πŸ™

      • Darth

        I hear you on the Murdoch thing.

        Yeah, it was wrong. But we all know that if that outfit was aware how to hack phones then so are others – lots of others. Nobody going after the iceberg – just its tip.

        The slippery slope ride continues.

      • Darth

        Are you saying they silenced Michio Kaku? How do you know?

        • arclight arclight

          hes really angry about this and hes saying less than arnie….i think arnies been got to as well but because his viewers are more contained and no so much of a threat (not many main stream media interviewing him)..

      • milk and cheese milk and cheese

        Why should the Germans pay the slightest attention? They are a nuclear nation, true, but their people will actually fight for their lives. The Germans demanded that the reactors be shut down. Atomkraft, nein danke! is just the start. They will have riots if this isn’t done.

    • Blondie Blondie

      @shockwave – How long will enenews last?

      “Japan Passes The Computer Network Monitoring Law To Cleanse The Internet Of β€œBad” Fukushima News”

  • arclight arclight

    time to buy a geiger counter!
    i tried to buy one from a listed geiger seller local to me. they had to take my name my phone number and then they said they would call me back…i enquired if i could not come straight over but that they would have to check me out and book me in for an interview….a bit gobsmaked at the line of thoughts that began racing through my head (you could imagine)…i waited for the return call…it didnt happen! suspect a nice shiny new file with my name at mi6 or whoever! i suppose i did pick the worst time to buy a geiger counter after the recent natzi threat to the uk reactors…still not reported properly!
    any way i begin to digresse!
    fortunately, i thought it best to buy one on-line and following risas reasoning i bought the
    Geiger Counter Radiation Dosimeter SOEKS
    and as i began clicking i ended up buying a russian geiger counter from an american company
    suspect a nice shiny new file with my name at cia or whoever! and probaly russian intelligence!! not a good day! the moral of the story is it isnt easy buying this gdget in england….

    one last point that really shocked me was as i tried maplins the largest uk electronics distributer,
    after fuku i enquired about a geiger half hearedly at one store but they didnt have one in stock but it was listed on their computer….today their was no listing for geiger counter!! and none of the staff knew what a geiger counter was!!!! in their twenties… only 1 guy in one shop knew about them!! no wonder people arent worried its just not in thier vocabulary! radiation! whats that??
    waiting for my geiger counter…its probaly got me bleedin blacklisted!!! better be nice to big corporations for a few weeks till the heats of, oh and i think the money on all our secret services spent is worthwhile. they have taken the word secret and made that a secret too! clever! gnight! peace

    • James Tekton James Tekton

      Just in from the area around the Durango, CO region.:

      It was April 18th when the check went out and today she finally arrived…the Inspector Alert is a great gig and now a treasure to hold.

      Thanks to the backed up company that finally got the job done after just over three months…it was well done indeed. Patients proves out for the accuracy factor and a calibration that tells the truth here now!

      After many ten minute checks (8) the sad news comes in at an average of about 53.42 CPM and knowing that they say the normal background radiation is between 5-60 CPM now places the inside and outside home area towards the very high side of the reputed normal.

      What was of most concern is the highest reading was at the garden gate at 636 in ten minutes or 63.6 CPM. A quick check shows the stuff under the greenhouses is a bit lower.

      Of course, we just got smoked out by the Los Alamos fire also, so there is a possibility that we may have inherited additional fallout from there. Hot spots everywhere.

      The testing goes on and now it becomes a local thing. Knowledge is power! No doubt that what is being found here is pretty relative to what may be found elsewhere in the Colorado/New Mexico region. What may be of interest is what the old Uranium tailing piles might show.

      The news keeps on coming at Energy News and that will never stop!

      • Darth


        Cosmic gamma radiation contributions may be elevating your readings. I see that you are at 6,500 feet elevation – higher than Denver which is at about 5,200 feet.

        The link shows cosmic gamma radiation vs altitude. It does not, however show any sensitivity with altitude to almost 10,000 feet. As I recall government radiation measuring sites always show Denver with higher CPM than say Los Angeles.

      • arclight arclight

        i can feel the beginnings of a peoples rad net coming on!!

    • Novamind

      Yup, Your telephone will have an echo alot of the time now. Welcome to the club!

    • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

      TEPCO officials are guilty of crimes against humanity. They will not be prosecuted for those crimes and neither will those in the U.S. After all, they are all in this together.

      • WindorSolarPlease

        Just like the oil company’s. They all stick together. A mighty organized force, with plans.

  • StillJill StillJill

    Bloody hell,…do you see them,…out protesting in the rain?! I mean, I would too, too late now,…but the stark bloody REALITY is too profound for me. We are looking at the persons who will be the last to wear shoes WE’ll bronze somewhere/someday, as the walking dead before they died like in Auschwitz. πŸ™

    • mikey

      StillJill- I think we will survive just change like the perfect last to wear shoes thingy- We wont die like they think we will….. Clothes are boring anyhow to symmetrical if ya ask me

  • Mark

    Again (posted info before this came up as a story) I got to that web page 2 days ago and red part of plume was right close to Tokyo. I made a comment based on that original observation last night but after posting link to that gif on my enernews comment, I tried the link and found Gif had changed to show only sparse light yellow heading to Tokyo.

    Hope everyone is happy tonight.

    Love to everyone.

    • arclight arclight

      good catch mark!

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Good morning Mark,
      good find indeed. But I think it’s also possible that the weather patterns do change during two or three days. I think if we get them in a great enenews friends effort (see below) to continue the forecast, we’ll see the red plume over Tokyo during the next weeks… πŸ™

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Good morning everyone,
    It’s good to see this bad news has made it to a headline here!!
    I’d be happy if some of you could support me and could also send a request to the DWD and ask them to continue the forecast. I’ve been sending them numerous mails since beginning of the week and also pointed out that the folks at ENENEWS think their forecast is helpful.
    E-mail is
    Thank you

    • arclight arclight

      morning !!done b and b.. heres the draft!!

      i have appreciated your forecasts these recent months, and the fine work that you do generally.. i was concerned to hear that you are stopping the forecasts as they are one of the few information sources concerning fukushima on the web, unique even! i am sure i speak for many, when i ask you to continue your forecasts for those that are interested.. especially for the parents who wish to try and mitigate thier childrens exposure… the parents have no sources other than this because of major censorship!
      CRIAAD currently has a petition for information holders of relevant data to release that information for the international community, also the eu advisory to pregnant women and young children issued on april the 11th was in not published by any media except on the euactive website.
      i mention these examples to support my point on censorship..
      thank you for you sterling work over these past months you may have saved japanese children from unnecesary exposure to isotopes..
      enenews viewer

      feel free to use or amend it!!

      • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

        arclight, excellent work! I called them, but of course the responsable was not in right now. They said we could also send our requests to , those are the guys in charge!!
        I sent them a link to this page, so they can see what they’re doing to us…

        • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

          Thanks for the link. I’m exiting now to do it.

        • theypoisonus

          sent that one, going to send also to the first one in prior post.
          My Message:

          There are many concerned citizens all over the hemisphere that are relying on your mapping of the radiation plumes.
          We find this inforamtion to be invaluable and wish to persuade you to continue to do so.

          There are efforts to ‘brush this incident under the rug’ , so to speak, and this is unconcionable. I implore you to not fall to the pressure of other nations or organizations who are trying to suppress the availability of information concerning this unfortunate disaster.

          We are all on the same Earth, we all need to fight together to save our environment and the lives of the children who are the future of our civilization.

          Thank you for your time and please, I beseach you, reconsider this decision. We have currently, one outlet in the US where we are able to gather and comment and try to help in small ways, the populace not only in Japan but in the USA and , I am sure, Europe.
          This web page is We have posters and non posters who refer here daily. Your information in invaluable to us all.


  • arclight arclight

    Thursday, July 28, 2011
    #Radiation in Japan: How the Brainwashing Was Done in Fukushima
    β€œNagasaki University Graduate School Professor Noboru Takamura said during the April 6 meeting in Iitate-mura to explain the risk of radiation, “Rain and typhoon will quickly wash away the radioactive materials. If the radiation is below 10 microsieverts/hour, it’s safe even for children.
    So what else this good doctor and his boss Dr. Yamashita were saying back in March? The collections of tweets were found on this Japanese blog, and they paint a propaganda effort by the Japanese government that would make Goebbels and Edward Bernays proud.”
    And this
    ” Outside Fukushima City, after Professor Yamashita’s safety lecture, the content of the lecture was re-printed in the local PR pamphlet. There were also handouts distributed in the neighborhood, in schools.
    The message was played by USTREAM 24 hours a day during March. Just like Professor Yamashita’s lecture, it’s safe and secure. Also, you can eat vegetables if you wash them. There are many people who still believe the message and eat vegetables after washing them. I worry about internal radiation for them.
    Professor Shunichi Yamashita of Nagasaki University appeared on an NHK program last night and said “Now the lessons from Chernobyl are about to be applied”, as if Iitate-mura is his experiment. We’re not his guinea pigs!”
    Great article, says it all!
    (to apply the lessons of chernobyl you would have to face the reality of the statistics of chernobyl and these guys think there was only 44 deaths, this is not a good start to thier experiment in my view!)

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Chubu Electric unable to remove damaged nuclear fuel rod for 17 years:
    “Chubu Electric Power Co. revealed Thursday it has been unable to remove a spent fuel rod that was damaged in an accident 17 years ago from its Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Shizuoka Prefecture.

    While spent nuclear fuel is normally sent to the reprocessing plant in Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture or elsewhere, the damaged rod remains inside the fuel pool of the plant’s now decommissioned No. 1 reactor, in a special container, it said.

    The company said it had asked domestic research organizations and foreign nuclear fuel firms to take it but to no avail, and is still pondering how to get the rod outside in the absence of clear government rules on how to dispose of damaged fuel that requires more delicate handling.”

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      They “revealed” it? After SEVENTEEN years??
      Are there no ministry inspections? Are they all sleeping or already dead???

  • theypoisonus

    New article concerning fuki.

    NOT GOOD INFO.. did ya’ll know tht those reactors sit on a dam landfull?? good glory. πŸ™

    Fukushima No.1 rests on landfill comprising loose rock and sand over the natural seabed and is positioned only a couple of meters above the high tide mark. Water seepage and earthquake-caused liquefaction have seriously disturbed this rather weak soil structure.

    Will post on other boards now as I will be off all day today.

  • Godzilla

    The Japanese govt might have made the right decision to cover this up. There are two basic options if the radioactive fallout gets really bad: tell everyone the truth and evacuate Tokyo, or cover it up and suffer the rise in cancers starting about 10 years later.

    At first glance it seems like the first option is best, but actually evacuating Tokyo to any large extent would be disastrous for the refugees, causing far more loss of life through the stresses of thirst, hunger and malnutrition, lack of good shelter and heat in the winter, lack of basic medical supplies such as insulin and antibiotics, poor hygiene and public sanitation, etc etc. The loss of tax revenues from Tokyo would also mean that the govt wouldn’t be able to afford even basic refugee needs such as tents, drinking water, and food.

    • Mark

      The red plume will be over Tokyo whether it is reported or not. Enough people there must have Geiger counters and will post on You Tube. Government will censor but the truth will come out. Japanese are well educated and technically savvy. It will be interesting to see how long they will accept the crap government is feeding them.

    • BAN-GREED from our hearts

      I guess you are right. Sadly right. Better let us all die (due to radiations, and all other pollutions in our food, air, water, life) than change, because change is just to costly and complicated.
      This is a basic of human psychology.
      People often prefer to die rather than change.
      Change is scary.
      Non change is deadly.


  • Godzilla

    Hmmm, in the forecast loop it looks like the red zone advances toward Tokyo, but then goes back and starts drifting north:

  • odylan

    I have emailed who provide this service with a message of support and have also asked them to continue with the release of this information. I have pointed out that the Japanese public may need these forecasts when they eventually have their day in court.

    I think if some more ene readers email (via the dwd onsite link) with similar encouragement and thanks it can’t do any harm.

    • arclight arclight

      @odylan they are carrying on the forecasts…see recent b and b post! good news…was an effective and very quick campaign! put me in a good mood for the day…

      • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

        Hi arclight, me too. I thought maybe we can achieve something at last (even when that’s only a tiny step).
        I called the DWD, but the man in charge is in a meeting. I’ll ring later and say a big “thank you” and ask him if they will really continue…If they are, that would be a great success for us.
        Mark, thanks again for submitting the headline to the admin and bringing the subject to attention of many.