Report: “High level radiation cloud” detected passing over New Zealand city — Peaks reached an “incredible” 1.89 microSv/h

Published: January 31st, 2012 at 12:20 am ET


Title: Radiation Cloud Detection Dunedin New Zealand
Source: Peter Daley
Date: 29th January 2012

I have been in contact with a person In New Zealand who just sent me information of a detection of a high level radiation cloud passing over Dunedin New Zealand. You will find a copy of his email correspondence below. This chart is the recorded background radiation level during this event. Visual observation saw peaks reach an incredible 1.89 uS/Hr ! […]


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Published: January 31st, 2012 at 12:20 am ET


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24 comments to Report: “High level radiation cloud” detected passing over New Zealand city — Peaks reached an “incredible” 1.89 microSv/h

  • arclight arclight

    Here is the location of Dunedin. It is on the south island of New Zealand, what I considered to be one of the safest places to be, if a Nuclear disaster like Fukushima happened. So what is going on?

    “With the onset of the Northern Hemisphere winter, an intense surface high- pressure system develops over the East Asia continental region, centered south of Lake Baikal. The dominating characteristics of this anticyclone can be seen by noting the huge geographical area over which it lies. The anticyclone is sustained and intensified by strong radiational cooling over the frozen land mass and by consistent cold air advection from Arctic latitudes.”

    And this

    “Cloud lines in westerly to northwesterly flow are apparent in the Sea of Japan and in the East China Sea, north of Taiwan. Bulging of high pressure southward is characteristic of a cold surge as cold air of the high pressure drains toward lower latitudes.”

    And this

    “A tremendous surge of northwesterly winds is shown extending across the Yellow Sea and into the East China Sea.”

    in fact i got hot new zealand butter and reverted to using the normal background uk butter last summer!! that was a surprise too!! now we know that the winter excursion into the southern hemisphere happens all year round!!

  • arclight arclight

    anyone else starting to see a 2 week pattern here?

    13 jan 2012 spike in australia?
    29 spike in newzealand?

    hong kong reading on the 30 jan

    slightly higher on a couple of stations…


    La Nina Shunts Fukushima Fallout Into The Southern Hemisphere

    Uploaded by potrblog on Jan 20, 2012

    Uploader Comments (potrblog)

    This jet stream animation is not detailed enough to back up what you are hypothesizing. The Northern portion of the jet stream is going across the Pacific toward Alaska, BC, and Northwestern U.S. The Southern portion of the jet stream generally does not cross over Fukushima and does not have the fallout in it, and that is what Hawaii has pass over it intermittently. Also, the Northern Pacific jet stream is not crossing over the equator. South American is not getting any significant fallout.

  • kintaman kintaman

    NZ and AU were at the top of my list of places to escape to. Perhaps it was good that I did not. Ozzies and Kiwis are you going to take this sitting down? Do you want a Mad Max like future? Stand up now!

  • Jaskal

    This news sucks. I traveled to NZ this autumn, mostly in order to secure a place for me and family in a “safe” place. I feel disgusted.

  • ShutItAllDown

    Looks like we’ll have to wait until at least June to see the 2011 data.

    • kintaman kintaman

      Just do not breath, drink or eat until then. This is an insane world and I want off of it. If I had the chance I would go to another and never look back.

      • Mack Mack

        Good find, ShutItAllDown!

        The report says that Beryllium-7 was “the most significant radionuclide detected” in 2010, and Lead-210 was detected.

        “Beryllium-7 is a cosmogenic nuclide (a product of spallation reactions of cosmic radiation within the upper atmosphere), while 210Pb is a decay product of gaseous radon-222, which diffuses out of soil.”

        They stopped monitoring for Strontium-90 in 2004 since almost undetectable.

        Cesium-137 still detected:

        Waikato 0.51 ± 0.19
        Taranaki 0.76 ± 0.21
        Westland 0.45 ± 0.17

  • milk and cheese milk and cheese

    Australia has nuclear facilities too, and is one of the world’s largest exporters of uranium.
    The problem may be local.
    Nobody is ‘safe’–and you would indeed have to leave the planet to escape from this mess. Everyone gets to share.

  • Anthony Anthony

    I wonder if more happened during the latest solar storm that we aren’t aware of?

  • DukeNukem4ever DukeNukem4ever

    well, I guess Australia already got enough fall out for a few centuries … I would love to see the current levels of Sr in people’s bones over there.

    there is truly nowhere to run anymore … humans are the most insane species, that much is for sure.

  • KillBudahKillPope

    Hey xdrfox, that information about fallout on south america is wrong, we already found 0,45 uSv/h after rain on 01/24. South Brasil !
    WRONG WRONG WRONG !!!!!!!!!!!!! No safe places at all, maybe on Mars

  • KillBudahKillPope

    What mean that “waves”? i never saw this stuff?

  • arclight arclight

    lol 1.8mcSv/h

    ha!! hungary saw 3 microsieverts/hr!! nothing to see here. move along pleae..


    normal operation of pukey pukey!!??

  • vital1 vital1

    This detection of a radioactive cloud in the southern hemisphere several months ago was not reported up until now. This is quote from a post submitted to New Zealand background radiation Story comments section. The nsw in the comment is the location, New South Wales Australia.

    Juzzie Be says:
    “I find these spike reports very disturbing so I’m trying to find answers that don’t involve Fukushima, after all, fallout can’t travel that far that quickly and still be that potent. Can it? I got a very high reading on my Radex geiger counter several months back while at the beach in northern nsw – 1.22usv/hr – it was still going up when I decided to run . I had my 4yo daughter with me……. I’d rather not think about that…… funny thing was, the beaches to the north and south showed no sign of contamination. I went to check later, without my daughter after I pulled myself together.

    These radioactive clouds are a bit like that and there is nothing but lame, half arsed, evasive non answers from experts to explain where it is coming from. There is nothing partial about the 3 Fukushima melt-throughs or the spent fuel pool that blew up in that second, very dirty looking explosion we’ve all seen(see Unfortunately, the reality I’m unwillingly begining to see is this- Its a real bad scene that NOBODY can escape from and its not got going away for several billion years. Bummer. Sorry future generations, we just wanted to boil some water……”


    Get the message out there on how serious the Fukushima nuclear disaster is
    quickly, and efficiently. You don’t need to explain anything just distribute
    the lifesaver.pdf (or create your own), hand it out, mailbox it, or email it.
    Put it everywhere, libraries, notice boards, web pages, forums, Facebook,
    and tweet! Think outside the box.

  • vital1 vital1

    Radiation spread quickly after the initial event at Fukushima.

    “Spreading across the entire globe

    Nine days after the accident, the radioactive cloud had crossed Northern America. Three days later when a station in Iceland picked up radioactive materials, it was clear that the cloud had reached Europe. By day 15, traces from the accident in Fukushima were detectable all across the northern hemisphere. For the first four weeks, the radioactive materials remained confined to the northern hemisphere, with the equator initially acting as a dividing line between the northern and southern air masses. As of 13 April, radioactivity had spread to the southern hemisphere of the Asia-Pacific region and had been detected at stations located for example in Australia, Fiji, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.”