All of Western US and most of East Coast, Midwest, Canada covered with airborne particles at various altitudes on March 20, Fukushima plume model shows — Based solely on Reactor No. 1 explosion (PHOTO)

Published: March 2nd, 2012 at 1:37 pm ET


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The following study appeared recently in the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. A previous report ‘New Study: Aerosolized plutonium from Fukushima detected in Europe β€” Spent fuel indicated‘ was based on the abstract available online at that time.

Lujanien_ e, G., et al., Radionuclides from the Fukushima accident in the air over Lithuania: measurement and modelling approaches, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity (2012), doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2011.12.004:

In addition to 131I and 137Cs, traces of other radionuclides were detected in the aerosol filters as well.

Their concentrations in the most active sample collected on 3-4 April 2011 14:00e06:50 UTC were:

  • 132I e 0.12 +/- 0.01 mBq/m3
  • 132Te e 0.13 +/- 0.01 mBq/m3
  • 129Te e 0.40 +/- 0.04 mBq/m3
  • 129mTe e0.75 +/- 0.25 mBq/m3
  • 136Cs e 0.080 +/- 0.0080mBq/m3


Large collected air volumes allowed us to determine for the first time in Europe the activity ratio and concentration of Fukushima derived 238Pu and 239,240Pu isotopes. Approximately twice higher Pu activity concentration as expected, and 238Pu/239,240Pu ratio not typical either for global fallout or the Chernobyl accident was found in the integrated aerosol sample.

Here’s a map published with the European-focused study:

Modelling of the Fukushima plume

For the assessment of contamination after the accident and prediction of radioactive particle transport the Lagrangian modelling was applied. In order to describe the atmospheric processes realistically, the vertical velocity, particle dissipation and turbulence during the particle trajectory were considered. A single release of 1015 Bq of 137Cs, which occurred on March 12, 2011 from damaged Fukushima NPPwas analyzed. The initial plume height, as a result of initial vertical velocity and buoyancy, was kept to be at 2000e3000 m. The meteorological data and simulated trajectories revealed that the arrival times of particles released on 11 March, 2011 and 12 March, 2011 were different, and the particles were transported at different altitudes. It was also obvious that the jet stream affected the transport of emitted particles at upper atmospheric levels. Examples of the trajectories simulated using the Lagrangian dispersion model show (Fig. 1) that the first signs of Fukushima released radionuclides could be detected in the European countries (e.g. Island) on 20 March, 2011.

Fig. 1. Particles spacing on 20 March, 2011 at 12:00 UTC (top) and on 27 March, 2011 at 18:00 UTC (bottom); shades of red indicate particles in the bottom layer, up to 3 km; black to dark blue indicate the middle layer, up to 6 km height; and light blue indicates the upper layer; the trajectories were simulated using the Lagrangian dispersion model (time of the particles release was on 12 March 2011). (For interpretation of the references to colour in this figure legend, the reader is referred to the web version of this article.)

SOURCE: Lujanien_ e, G., et al.

Published: March 2nd, 2012 at 1:37 pm ET


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106 comments to All of Western US and most of East Coast, Midwest, Canada covered with airborne particles at various altitudes on March 20, Fukushima plume model shows — Based solely on Reactor No. 1 explosion (PHOTO)


    I remember texting everyone (my kids included) as this approached and telling them to avoid going out; especially in the rain. My youngest was worried and I didn't know what else to say, to reassure her. I look back on this incident and want only to cry.

    I hope all who let this nightmare out of the box, feel good and proud about their work and 'contributions' to human 'progress'. In their zeal to prove they could handle the power of the sun, they put us all back into the dark ages…

    • kintaman kintaman

      I have been laughed out the door every time I bring it up to people here in the West. They look at me like I am talking crazy. Insane how stupid and naive people are.


        @kintaman: the only good thing I can add, is while they're in their death beds (in a chemo-fog), they'll never know how eff-n ignorant of the truth they were. For the many innocent children who will needlessly go through this fire, I cannot accept such inhuman 'justice'…

      • oscar419

        perhaps U will have the last laugh as all that laughed at you may be in Chemo..

        • kintaman kintaman

          I do not want the last laugh. I wish for everyone to have a happy, healthy and long life but sadly due to the work of TEPCO, IAEA, Japanese and world governments/media the people are not being told the real danger and what precautions they should be taking.

          Sadly, most people are too gullible and believe everything they are told by the "idiot box" (I know all too well why my folks called it that when I was little…that is literally what it is).

      • LetThemEatYellowCake LetThemEatYellowCake

        I have too Kintaman, all except 2. Laugh, ridicule, ignore, disassociate, actually appear to be acting in spite too (I find it odd whenever rain or snow is brought up, someone almost immediately posts sledding pics or getting soaked in the rain after while ignoring the post. One even described as "magical" rain.) I think the "boob tube", what we call it lol, plays a huge part like you said too. It's not a matter of not knowing – haven't run across anyone who didn't. I can only think of the classic emergency scenarios, 99.9% run, fight, loot, scream, freeze or panic while .1% charges in for analysis, review, implementation of mitigating actions. Most people want to be taken care of despite their independent facade they lie to themselves with and are willing to hand over a lot… a lot more than I ever thought.

        • NoNukes NoNukes

          The rules of our time are very clear: participation requires that you can't say that nuclear "has no clothes." It is those of us at Enenews that don't seem to understand, running around yelling "they are naked!"

          During slavery, slaveowners could not mention that it was the slaves that nursed them and raised them, the very same slaves that the slaveowners would then whip when they were old enough. Slaves themselves had stories and songs about everything but the Middle Passage, the journey from Africa during which millions died from many tortures.

          There are some topics so perverse as to be unspeakable. They are open secrets so woven throughout the culture, that one knows what not to say without ever being directly told.

  • entropy

    I know my dream with my dad warning me on the 18th sounds weird but….wow.


      @entropy: for those of his generation, it was near impossible not accepting the use of nuclear technologies and weaponry in their world. Those of his generation are not to be condemned as few understood what they were letting out of the box. It is those of today who continue supporting the use of this technology within the biosphere that I'd condemn. I don't care if they want to develop these technologies for use in space. JUST NOT ON EARTH! You don't defaecate on the kitchen table. You go where it's appropriate to do what's necessary…

  • Bobby1

    How fortunate for the planet that the Fukushima radiation releases stopped on March 27, 2011. Can you imagine if the NPP was still emitting radioactivity up till now? Whew, dodged a bullet there.

    Oh, wait…

  • openeye openeye

    PLEASE tell us how we can get to the web version of the article as suggested in the caption under the horrifying map–lives depend on analyzing this. Many thanks!
    Oh I got it–click on title after authors. Or on this:

    Last time I saw this it cost money–now it's free. get to it while you can everyone!!

  • Jack Jack

    I have been corresponding with various government agencies in trying to get testing for radionuclides in my apiary, garden and dairy as well as snow melt coming down off of Mount Lassen. The following is an excerpt from an email I received from the EPA. Silly me, till now I was concerned with radionuclides. "I can't advise you on the business end of establishing farms or dairys, but please don't be concerned with radionuclides. Again, the Food and Drug Administration have people who can speak with much greater knowledge about any food or agricultural issues."

    Shelly Rosenblum
    Radiation & Indoor Environments Teams
    EPA / AIR-6


      @Jack: I'm rolling over here! That was the best yet, today!

    • sandman

      Ha ha ha Jack – "please don't be concerned"! Don't worry, Mon! Be happy! Don't even trouble your little head about it. Picture Jack Nicholson – "The truth? You can't handle the truth!"

    • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

      Radiation & Indoor Environments Teams don't have any knowledge? Guess its time to Fire them…they have in fact admitted they are incapable of doing their job.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Ah yes, names, we like names!

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Jack, if you are trying to do "clean" ranching and farming & reduce radionuclides, I'd be interested in talking with you. Have so far not found any No. California farmers or ranchers willing to remediate their land or take any measures to protect dairy cattle, etc. I'm not quite ready to go vegan! There are probably others in the Bay Area who would be interested in drop shipments, etc. or co-op'ing. Have you considered this? Please write to me at:

      Herdshare maybe?

      Am growing most of our organic veggies in a greenhouse or under plastic, but we can't grow everything here, and we cannot raise livestock where we live. Thanks!

  • Mothercares

    I get it now-I knew it before, but after seeing the map, it explains more than a person can. I also figured that this is a good way to eliminate the human race. Ok, Now what!. Do I go to the local drug store-pick up iodine pills for my kids 13 & 10, myself and husband. DAMN IT TO HELL. I KNOW that there is nothing to do or can be done. The main reason it is not being broadcasted across the friggin world is one reason only. People will lose their humanity, dignity, core of self respect for themselves and for others. Imagine, if you were told-wait we were told that this happened. Now you have (2) types of people, those who Care and those who don't. That is it in a nut shell. Apocolypse. End Game. Over. There is no turning back, should have, could have, its over and now we have to, must live with it. Except, the f-up people still trying to ignore this and start WW3 with more powerful crap than this. I am ok, I guess. I keep hoping someone will come along and say-We put the genie back in it's bottle, but that won't happen. Sorry, my Friends. I consider you friends of Heart, Soul, Compassion, Sorrow, Tears, Joy, and Laughter. Mankind


      @Mothercares: +100!!! And know that those with genuine compassion within their heart, will be protected from this harsh judgement upon humanity. Stay with your better side and know that you're loved for who you – really – are…

      • Whoopie Whoopie

        x100 πŸ™

      • Mothercares

        Thank you, you as well!!!. I was just thinking-did I let the kids out after the Event, I feel such shame. I am going to talk seriously with my husband tonight. He understands a little bit, but the plume with most likely seal it. I want to get off of the planet now, but that won't happen. So, either North or South. I am in Michigan and it won't really matter now, which direction as long as I do something for my Future Generations. Thanks again Aftershock!


          @Mothercares: your are welcome. Please have faith in the knowledge that you (and your loved ones) are protected. But it is important that you become informed and take what measures are possible to protect and guide others, as well. This isn't about any one individual's survival. It's about coming together and learning how to forgive and sacrifice for those who never benefited from our collective lust for comfort and power. It's only a matter of time before we get it. Don't expect change overnight. Just prepare your mind and soul for it…

        • moonshellblue moonshellblue

          I told my son not to run in the rain but he did not listen and came home with his skin burning but did have enough sense to take a shower. It breaks my heart he did not listen but he is 21 and a young adult, very bright as he is pre-med. He thought my husband and I were over reacting by purchasing geiger counters and staying inside during March and April and avoiding the rain. Ahh, it hurts so very bad but as I always say you can't save people from themselves. Ouch.


            @moonshellblue: sad to hear of this unnecessary exposure. At this point, we've doubtless all been exposed – one way or another – so in a way, he'll likely be getting the last laugh…

            • moonshellblue moonshellblue

              I do hope so as he is quite bright and I believe will make an important contribution to society. I"m not bragging as he never went to HS because he was bored and just took the GED and applied to college. Perhaps he just can't wrap his head around this catastrophe which I think is quite difficult for all young people. I was his age during TMI and did not want to believe that it was as bad as it was or could have been. Speaking of which I wonder how many young people are aware of how serious this incident truly is and continues to be but maybe it is better that they remain in a state of ignorance is bliss. I would love to see Occupy Wall St. demonstrators lay down in front of the new plants in Georgia or go to Vermont and peacefully demonstrate NO NUKES. If I am done with taking care of my brother who is ill, I plan on going to Vermont this month for the numerous activities against nuclear power.


                @moonshellblue: you bring much to this thread. I've tried to clue my kids into what's happened (and happening) and noticed a similar reluctance to accept this harsh reality. Most won't understand what's happened, until they see how much of their own lives are in the gallows. Not unlike us when we were sowing our own oats, they'll dismiss the warnings of their elders and define their own future; what's left of it that is…

              • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication


                All young people believe that mortality applies to others, not to themselves. Only when you are forty do you determine that you, too, are mortal. (Or was I just dense?)

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          My spouse's unusual reply to seeing this article and map was, "Gee, this REALLY gives me the warm fuzzies!" 'Exactly what I recall my response was when I first saw the plume maps from the private NILU forecast.

    • entropy

      Mothercares. Yes there is something you can do. Go tell everyone you care about that you love them. Help the poor old lady slowing down the grocery line, buy a steak for your dog.

    • truthseek truthseek

      Mothercares, my feelings exactly, well said.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Yes, me too. I didn't have children, and this is one of the few times it hasn't been a regret. I'm sorry and I hope and pray your children will remain healthy. Some of my "aware" friends with children are watching these events unfold, and it is terribly difficult for them. The mothers have been hit particularly hard. As if you didn't already have enough to be concerned about, in this day and age ….

        • Net

          I have been worried for my family ever since, and I purchased iodine pills but never used them because I believed the media(I feel duped and dumb!) when they said the pills would do more harm then good. πŸ™ I did tell my son to not play in the rain at school even if the school told him it was ok. I tried my hardest to not get rained on but you have to get your child to school. I also stopped milk for a while but family thought I was crazy. I let my son drink it occasionally but not everyday like he used to. I can't believe how terrible that plume looks! I hope most of the radiation was floating in the upper atmosphere. I really am thankful for this site. HoTaters can you post some recent readings from your area. I live in the bay area so I would like to know what kind of radiation is happening right now. Thanks so much!

          • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication


            And may those who caused you such intolerable grief roast in hell forever! Are those people even human?

    • @Mothercares … there are many here who have been taking radiation cleansing and protection measures for almost a year now. Never too late to start!,9.0.html

      • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

        Thank you Mothercares, please always remind him to stand up for injustice. Too many didn't…And although it doesn't register now, like you & everyone here, it will, & he will remember.

    • Arizonan Arizonan

      I DID get PI for myself and friends in AZ, and started taking it, but prob not until 3-17-12, so who knows?

      I want to point out two nuclear illusions that the story implies:

      1. That the initial plumes that fell over Tokyo and Western North America are over now. No. If they found uranium, if they found caesium, then very high likelihood of Pu particles all over as well. The fallout from this event is still there. It did not just 'pass over.'

      2. There have been multiple smaller criticality events since then, yet very little more recent information is coming out. Why aren't the smaller ongoing plume-maps now easily available? I think the large steam/smoke event from about four days ago now will be finding its way into the Portland rain this weekend, for example. The authorities really need to step up to the plate and deal straightforwardly with the situation we have now.

  • americancommntr

    So typical of too many government workers; too busy to read the letter you took the time to write, answer a question you didn't ask, never answer the one you did, too busy to care, pass the buck, including lies.

    And then, the whole regulatory agency system, does not function, and is captured at the top by some super rich people, and turned into an instrument to further their investments and concerns. All the while, every working person in this country spends until mid to late May working to pay for all this bovine fecal material. And that does not count the multiplier effect of taxation, which causes the cost of a loaf of bread to be about 70% taxes in total.

    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      And the MSM, ahh we all knew we were being lied to and that eventually the truth would emerge and I guess I'm grateful it did not take as much time for the truth to be revealed unlike TMI as it was just revealed a few months ago that a hydrogen explosion did occur but the containment building withstood the blast thus it could have been worse but at the time we were lied to and only a few months ago thanks to Enenews the truth was definitively revealed. At least it did not take over two decades for the facts of Fukushima to be unleashed but still we are building Nuke plants and renewing licenses of old Mark 1 reactors. This must stop. NO NUKES but perhaps it does not matter anymore, no it does matter.

  • StillJill StillJill

    Mothercares,…..My heart really is brought low with the stark and vivid TRUTH you just postulated. It is unfortunately, a very wise assessment-to be sure. I have no little ones anymore,…..and can ONLY FREAKING IMAGINE!

    I am fairly certain our Whoopie would like to post your last entry onto Huffingtom Post,….I know I copied it and sent it to my private mailbox. A Mother's love and heart just spoke!

    Damn it all to hell!

    Thank God that's where the F'er's are headed! πŸ™‚

    That's the good news!

    • entropy

      I always imagined the earth a burnt out shell, but here we have, albeit mutated mother nature, continuing. Now us carbon units just need to find peace.

    • StillJill,
      That map makes it look more as it was rather then the mapping we got back in March ! This looks so much nastier, guess the black representing death !

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Personally, I hope and pray the lawless ones will come to their senses and change their sorry ways.

      "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Living God."

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    I liked this from Phillupnorth other thread.

    "Funny that Fuku by itself was enough to turn Tokyo into a ghost town, as will be seen. 150 microserverts in 12 hours on March 14, 2011, condems Tokyo residents to death within 20 years. Now, class, what did we learn today? What did we learn that the nuclear industry did for us today? That we will, all of us, die from Fuku radiation released by the atomic industry! In the future, people will visit Tokyo to briefly marvel at this vast, uninhabited city, then flee before the radiation also claims their lives. 'Too cheap to meter' has become 'too risky to continue'. No nukes.

  • Mothercares

    Whoopie, you have my undivided Blessing to post me on Huffington Post. Please understand that I bow to you, with utmost respect for what you do and have done for all of us.

    PS-I had to go and pickup my daughter and then my son.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Sad how the data shows that everyone in Tokyo will be dying from that plume.

    • NoNukes NoNukes

      People in Tokyo will be dying from that plume, as will people in St. Louis and Saskatchewan, Paris and Pan Zhi Hua, Oslo and Istanbul.

  • Dustinthewind Dustinthewind

    A video I found on youtube of our fearless leader saying NO harmful radiation would make it to america…

    • StillJill StillJill

      OMG DustInTheWind!!! I am laughing my ass off!

      You are the perfect fit,…..just LOVE THIS!!! πŸ™‚

    • PoorDaddy PoorDaddy

      Hey dust….Prez and family left N. Hemisphere March 19…came back March 25. Trip had been planned for months, but very, very convenient.

  • oscar419

    wow…. The state I live in looks like it skated the bulk of this…I will gratefully go cout my blessings now.

  • I put one of the science reports in permanent accessible storage in my blog, in the article proving how 10's of tons of uranium was launched into the atmosphere.

    The science report is the second link down on the article below.

    It supports my very simple model using measured uranium densities and volumes of air.

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Thanks for putting that out there Stock.. I point to your information, now I will specifically link to your blog about the plutonium/uranium release…

    I just ordered a received a Geiger Counter; radiation meter.

    I refuse to be held hostage by an industry that relies on secrecy, bafflegab, and anti-life energy.

    NO MORE!!!!

    Truth and freedom to all peoples of the planet, from the Pandora's Box shackles that chain people to nuclear power.

  • openeye openeye

    When Activist Post picked this up awhile back they had a misleading headline: "Plutonium has now travelled as far as Lithuania." I pointed out they were a year off–it made it there by April 2011.

    I could not get the whole article then because it was over $31–thanks Enenews for making it available for free.

    Here's another article from the same site that talks of the lighting speed by which plutonium made it to central Asia/Russia:
    Evidence of the radioactive fallout in the center of Asia (Russia) following the Fukushima Nuclear Accident
    November 2011
    A. Bolsunovsky | D. Dementyev
    It was recently reported that radioactive fallout due to the Fukushima Nuclear Accident was detected in environmental samples collected in the USA and Greece, which are very far away from Japan. In April–May 2011, fallout radionuclides (134Cs, 137Cs, 131I) released in the Fukushima Nuclear Accident were detected in environmental samples at the city of Krasnoyarsk (Russia), situated in the center of Asia. Similar maximum levels of 131I and 137Cs/134Cs and 131I/137Cs ratios in water samples collected in Russia and Greece suggest the high-velocity movement of the radioactive contamination from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident and the global effects of this accident, similar to those caused by the Chernobyl accident.

    Mothercares, you had me in tears. Thank you for showing humanity still exists.

  • openeye openeye

    I meant to say radiation, not plutonium, travelled to Russia. I haven't read the whole article yet to see what types they detected.

    Has anyone heard about those who ingested hot particles on the U.S. West Coast?

    I hear of people going to CA all the time and it WORRIES me–the latest is Catherine Austin Fitts who will soon speak in Ojai.

  • vivvi

    Are they actually trying to say there was only about 1000 bequerels in the release? What a joke. There is now more than that in a beef dinner in the kids school lunches …. bastards.

  • Ganxet Ganxet

    think global, act local.
    say no nukes by cutting your electrical cables.

  • We're so fucked up… πŸ™

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Yep, and all because a few men let this technology flourish, when in fact, it should've never been developed.

  • milk and cheese milk and cheese

    Since this was based solely on Reactor 1's explosion…there really is no 'safe' place to run. The entire globe is contaminated by now. What makes me wonder is: why are they telling us any of this at all, now?

  • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

    Recycling loooooong dead "news" threads (no longer informative to anyone in here or anyone following) is a CIA tactic.

  • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

    Most of the people in here are aware that this information is also meant to imply that there was ONE event and that it has passed and "phew!" aren't we all lucky to still be here. Good thing there aren't any more emissions worth reporting…except the emissions are continuous to the present and beyond, for at least 100 thousand or more years, well beyond the abstraction capacity of most living humans.

    • milk and cheese milk and cheese

      Pallas, that is a very intelligent analysis…but I'm wondering why they are suddenly releasing *any* information now. If it was hushed up at the time, why not keep hushing it up? It's not as if there are people clamoring to know. Or are there?

    • Bobby1

      Even Tepco didn't declare the phony "cold shutdown" until December… all these papers and articles imply that the emissions stopped by the end of March.

  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    Fukushima Radiation NOT SAFE! Click Show more below the video to read the Reports by National Academy of Sciences, Nucleic Acids Research & Occupational Environmental Medicine.

    I am posting this in case anyone has not seen the very detailed studies that have been done that show there is no safe dose of radiation.


    This headline grabbed 5336 views in its first 10 hours 23 minutes here… Looks like awareness is spreading!!

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    So this is what an "Aerosolized Cancer Cloud" looks like when it is released into our ecosystem and then floats around the world via the Jet Streams.

    Gee this "Aerosolized Cancer Cloud" seems to look just like a form of melanoma cancer but then most all cancers look and behave the exact same when they take hold of random biological cells that are just waiting for their nuclear radiation contamination assault.

    I am wondering if there are any positives when it comes to "Cancer Growth" and or Nuclear Radiation Contamination inside our biosphere today?

    I can't wait to hear from some of our highly educated scientific experts on these topics.

  • mungo mungo

    i cant see what was happening in vietnam and thailand, it doesnt show on this map, does anyone know?

  • Mothercares

    Good Morning Mungo,
    I can tell ya, Reactors 2,3,4 and any other plant they forgot to mention blew the next day. It was confirmed only one plant had a hiccup on the first day. Especially after the colorful plume hit the world. The planned massacre was pretty good, don't ya think. So soon afterwards, they told us to stay indoors for couple of days-so the dust will settle, close the windows, seal drafty areas, have plenty of water/food on hand. Keep the livestock indoors as well as their food. Cover/tarp the agricultural sites,that way the runoff water will go to exposed properties and not mess with the supply chain like lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, radishes, cucumbers (all my personal favorite), don't forget rice-yumyum, don't eat to much salmon, tuna, snapper, crab, lobster, shrimp. Especially after the first day, because we don't know the effects of the downward drafts, rain water, ooohhh and don't forget to shower after being in the rain……Wait a minute, that was from a Government who gave a DAMN, hmmmm that must be my second life, when I get reincarnated on another planet with people who do not have to read a friggin prompter to speak. SNAFU. FUBAR.

  • StillJill StillJill

    I want to live in THAT world with people like you, K, Mothercares? πŸ™‚

    From your lips to God's own ears,…I'm prayin' you're right! πŸ™‚

  • Mothercares

    Hi StillJill, I pray that I am right too! When you think about prophesies and conspiracy stuff, it makes you wonder.

  • Mothercares

    Openeye, THANK You. Yes, Humanity still exist-however we will be changed forever. Zombies will have nothing on us πŸ™‚ I just signed my son up for baseball. Nice huh! I am trying not to let it get to me, since A: I still need to work B: Need Income to pay bills, food, future $5.00 Gas-which is ok according to some Buttwipe, when it hits us, C: Have a life as well as fun. We were on vacation in August last year, and we went to Virginia to Kings Dominion, nice place-in the morning there wasn't too many visitors and we got on the rides, pretty easy. Lunch time hit and we went to Walmarts, while we were there-the lights blinked a little, then we got to the register and boom, it sounded like a train/plane. I told my hubby, there's no train station or airport, that's…my feet started shaking-Earthquake. It wasn't that bad, I can only imagine what happen in Fukishima, then the tsumnami afterwards. Horrible, Just Horrible.

    In response to someone earlier, I do donate my time. The first 10 years I donated to the US Army, after that I found my husband and we together help others. Fran-homebound, sat in a mobile chair. John, lost the lower part of his leg to diabetes, Susan, Jim, John…..Church, I teach catachism with my husband, school board meetings, you name it. I am not too sensitive and I was going to "let it go", however I am some type of personality that cares and felt that this was a place to let it go, dream for a future for my kids, that's all. Sorry, I do not mean to offend you and I am not pissed off, either. I just wanted to explain myself as well.

  • slinky

    So what does this actually translate into, in terms of a potential inhaled dosage of the deadliest plutonium iso-tope? My understanding is it only takes 30-50 micrograms of plutonium contamination to cause eventual cancer. Can anyone translate the figures given into a meaningful potential dosage that we could all be receiving?

  • many moons

    I think it means it's time to march on washington (like people use to do) before we are too sick to get out of bed.
    Lets at least try to stop the next generation from this same fate.

  • snappy

    How about we stop pretending that our nuclear problem is Iran, when the nuclear problem is Japan.

  • alasanon

    Wow, this is disgusting. To think I had a fateful plane flight around that time and they were still calling the explosions non-nuclear–they repeatedly described it as a mere hydrogen release!!… In a plane I doubt I could have avoided getting a nice collection of "souvenirs"!… Luckily, I haven't had any subsequent or lasting illnesses, but I still think even that threat is disgusting.

    I guess the predicted altitude and concentration of the fallout makes a difference… That's probably why low coastal areas and areas shielded, rather than trapped, by mountains fare better….

    It seems like the East coast had mainly a high concentration of upper level dispersion. Plus, rainfall was not too bad where I was (I think we actually had been having a drought season?)… Maybe that is why the south East coast doesn't report increased mortality rates or symptoms….

    On a good note to lift some flagging spirits–Today there was a symphony of birdsong outside and in the neighborhood in coastal Virginia!! Gorgeous tunes!!! I'm so sorry for Japan to lose many birds already, as reported. I thought they might be going down here, but very happy to learn otherwise!! πŸ™‚ Hanging in there!

  • Craig-123

    * I've had difficulty seeing Energy News source links –and missed the PDF link for this article until "Eyeopen" pointed it out to me (and thanks). Maybe Admin could make those links more prominent (for the less "apt", like myself πŸ™‚ Again, it's:


    * I appreciate this source of information being made available, and I appreciate how little we often have to go on (thanks to the NRC's, the FDA's, and the EPA's non-feasance) –but: this study strikes me as thin gruel. It's based on sampling done in Lithuania, which was weather modeled and back-tracked to Fukushima (on the assumption it all came from there), and then the calculated quantities at the source were run forward and extrapolated to the rest of the world, again on the basis of assumptions and weather/wind models.

    I'd rather go with what's actually been collected from the air, rain and the ground right here in the U.S. –preferably through efforts which are qualified, but independent of the "the air is safe to breath" EPA and other compromised government agencies.

    We badly need a competent and trusted group which is willing to at least rate the apparent reliability of our sources –before we all sit down to write our own epitaphs.

    Gosh: it's been nearly a year now. So do we have a body of independent authority –which can give us an opinion things like this Lithuanian study? As far as I know, Fairewinds/the Gundersens and the lab they use are pretty much carrying the load alone –and some folks here are have tried to smear Arnie Gundersen for not reacting to all the hair-on-fire news of the moment. (They're getting something like 250 emails plus phone calls each day, but somehow manage to stay in good humor.)


  • InfoPest InfoPest

    Here Comes More Airborne Radiation.

    "Japan will burn tsunami debris"

    TOKYO, March 2 (UPI) — Japanese scientists say tsunami debris from the March 2011 disaster will be incinerated and the resulting ash will not present a public radiation hazard.

    • lam335 lam335

      Haven't they already been doing that? Why is this being presented as something new?

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        Maybe double talk. Maybe they are trying to infer that it is not from the nuclear explosions but from the tsunami, so they aren't measuring the radioactivity.

  • Net

    So much for Snopes There is so much misinformation that it's hard to believe anyone. This site gives the best information.

  • Mack Mack

    Ran a few queries for GROSS BETA for 2/25/12-3/3/12.

    These are the highest levels found for each area:

    Riverside, CA [285] 2/26 5:33 p.m.
    Yuma, AZ [437] 2/25 4:08 p.m.
    Denver, CO [155] 2/28 3:44 p.m.
    Little Rock, AK [83] 2/27 12:40 p.m.
    Austin, TX [168] 3/1 2:38 p.m.
    Mason City, IA [128] 2/29 4:31 p.m.
    Madison, WI [129] 3/1 9:12 a.m.
    Charleston, WV [129] 2/26 2:08 p.m.
    Washington, DC [53] 2/28 1:43 p.m.
    Tampa, FL [212] 2/29 2:28 p.m.

    These are the highest, but there were 3 times that there were peaks. So, is something coming in waves?

    California and Florida and Arizona had the highest.

    • Bobby1

      I just tried it:

      Radionuclide Equal to Gross Beta
      Collection From Date: 02/25/12
      Collection To Date: 03/03/12

      No CSV output file is available, because your query retrieved no records.

      Total number of records returned from your query: 0

      Could you post a link to where you found gross beta?

  • lam335 lam335

    "… Approximately twice higher Pu activity concentration as expected …"

    from p. 9 of Lithuanian report

  • Skydiving@56Mike

    Is there any current information regarding British Columbia, a really disturbing video that has stuck with me, was shot last fall.
    It was taken by some one who'd take apoun himself to set out from Vanouver during some heavy rains, headed east to the mountains, stopping to wipe his vehicle and take gieger counter reading's.
    Which were increasing as he got to where the clouds backed up against the mountains.
    I forwarded it, and acouple other's on to Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds, but Im sure they're swamped with similiar video's.

  • StillJill StillJill

    I believe that was connectingthedots,…on youtube.

    Skydiving,…..huh,……are you wearing a respirator when you jump Mike?

    Stay safe!

  • Earthquake Watch Earthquake Watch

    Earthquake Watch & Forecast

  • Altheasunlvr

    Macks figures are correct. This is the current RadNet link:

    Several monitoring stations have been removed from public access, including Little Rock, AR and Amarillo.

    These are some of the figures from the Amarillo station, before it was taken down. The Pantex Plant is a Nuclear Weapons Stockpile location: See the following RadNet postings up thru 1/5. The readings after are lower,but still high – above 200. The site went off line to the public after 1/12/2012.
    1/5/2012 0:22 248 1/4/2012 23:22
    1/5/2012 1:23 288 1/5/2012 0:23
    1/5/2012 2:23 269 1/5/2012 1:23
    1/5/2012 3:23 283 1/5/2012 2:23
    1/5/2012 5:24 412 1/5/2012 4:23
    1/5/2012 4:23 352 1/5/2012 3:23
    1/5/2012 6:24 428 1/5/2012 5:24
    1/5/2012 7:24 433 1/5/2012 6:24
    1/5/2012 8:24 475 1/5/2012 7:24
    1/5/2012 9:24 508 1/5/2012 8:24
    1/5/2012 10:25 536 1/5/2012 9:24
    1/5/2012 11:25 576 1/5/2012 10:25
    1/5/2012 12:25 591 1/5/2012 11:25
    1/5/2012 13:25 579 1/5/2012 12:25
    1/5/2012 14:25 555 1/5/2012 13:25
    1/5/2012 15:26 549 1/5/2012 14:25
    1/5/2012 16:27 572 1/5/2012 15:26
    1/5/2012 17:27 480 1/5/2012 16:27
    1/5/2012 18:27 468 1/5/2012 17:27
    1/5/2012 19:27 444 1/5/2012 18:27
    1/5/2012 20:28 415 1/5/2012 19:28
    1/5/2012 21:28 358 1/5/2012 20:28
    1/5/2012 22:28 306 1/5/2012 21:28
    1/5/2012 23:28 289 1/5/2012 22:28
    1/6/2012 0:28 263 1/5/2012 23:28
    1/6/2012 1:29 258 1/6/2012 0:29

    Hope this helps.

  • JTD

    I was ignored when I went to the Albuquerque Journal and told them that my dosimeter was pegged at 5000 mr/hr from early morning March 26 to 4:00 pm March 27.

    I live West of Albuquerque approximately 20 miles. A friend of mine who works at the Sandia Labs asked the radiation team what readings they have experienced on March 26 and 27. They got back to him that Friday saying the radiation readings were slightly elevated. Slightly?!

    Question: Why did the Sandia Lab remove all geiger counters from the facility one year prior to Fukushima? Who gave such a insane order?

    The measured radiation levels on March 26 and 27 were very high in the Rio Puerco Valley, 20 miles West of Albuquerque 1 mile north of I-40…

    Why didn't the news media listen to me? I told them I have one geiger counter that measures alpha, beta and gamma particles. I have three reconditioned Civil Defense geiger counters and all four meters read very hot. WTH is going on.

    Thanks for the Lagrangian Dispersion map it has confirmed what I have been saying all along!


    • StillJill StillJill

      I am so sorry JTD that you have to question your own eyes and heart this way! Truly 'crazy-making',….if 'we' let it!

      You know what you know JTD.

      Like all of us on planet earth,….we take precautions,….or we die.

      Thank God the info is out there (here),…on our 'remediation ' thread,…and elsewhere on the web.

      Thanks for the GREAT, factual info JTD!
      Now more folks in that area can wise-up IF THEY WANT!

  • PhilipUpNorth philipupnorth

    I believe the map of radiation on March 20, 2011, would make a great flag to fly from my car's back window, hmmm?


    Research Phytoremediation – Grow Cannabis and Sunflowers IF YOU WANT TO CONTINUE LIFE ON EARTH.

    Medicine (Rick Simpson – Run from the Cure), Food (plant and seeds), Shelter (cellulose based Geopolymers), etc

    This may be OUR ONLY CHANCE

    Someone post an article on Phytoremediation – PLEASE!


  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    The truth is out there and these links always seem to make an impact on feeble minds.