Radioactive cloud hits U.S. aircraft carrier sailing in Pacific — Helicopters coated with radiation

Published: March 14th, 2011 at 12:34 am ET
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Military Crew Said to Be Exposed to Radiation, but Officials Call Risk in U.S. Slight, New York Times, March 13, 2011:

The Pentagon was expected to announce that the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, which is sailing in the Pacific, passed through a radioactive cloud from stricken nuclear reactors in Japan, causing crew members on deck to receive a month’s worth of radiation in about an hour, government officials said Sunday.

The officials added that American helicopters flying missions about 60 miles north of the damaged reactors became coated with particulate radiation that had to be washed off. …

Read the report here.

Radioactive Releases in Japan Could Last Months, Experts Say, New York Times, March 13, 2011:

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… So far, Japanese officials have said the melting of the nuclear cores in the two plants is assumed to be “partial,” and the amount of radioactivity measured outside the plants, though twice the level Japan considers safe, has been relatively modest.

But Pentagon officials reported Sunday that helicopters flying 60 miles from the plant picked up small amounts of radioactive particulates — still being analyzed, but presumed to include cesium-137 and iodine-121 — suggesting widening environmental contamination. …

Published: March 14th, 2011 at 12:34 am ET
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14 comments to Radioactive cloud hits U.S. aircraft carrier sailing in Pacific — Helicopters coated with radiation

  • xdrfox

    As I said the other day, Hold back on first responders, we can’t afford to lose them, no matter how bad they are needed there !
    News reporters should have their heads examined going into a situation as this !

  • xdrfox

    Oh folks, that radioactive cloud will be here (west coast) in a few days, and shortly followingacross the USA.

  • xdrfox

    Poor guys didn’t breath this crap in their lungs, … Right !

  • skizeqz

    http://www.radiationnetwork.com/RadiationNetwork.htm
    map with a few private remote rad sensors

  • xdrfox

    “radioactive releases of steam from the crippled plants could go on for weeks or even months.”

    Try hundreds of years !

  • xdrfox

    skizeqz
    Thanks for the link !

  • skizeqz

    you’re welcome, maybe someone can find a better monitoring site? (I certainly distrust MSM) … this whole thing is really depressing, I’m numb from the imagery. That one guy standing on his flatbed trailer on the bridge riser (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMQr1WUd2BE&feature=related) is haunting…completely awesome at the same time, what a perspective, wonder if he lived? another video with a wide shot of him was pulled down by NHK…
    This disaster seems to be a new front opening in the war on USA.

  • skizeqz

    /and the world: the gulf disater, the quakes in AU, the spills all over, DU, poison food, chemtrails…makes one wonder for sure.

  • monkey99

    maybe we could all sit back and relax from time to time. take a little breather from the doom and enjoy a nice cup of tea

    http://www.naturalnews.com/026079_rosemary_cancer_health.html

  • xdrfox

    skizeqz
    Know what you mean, saw some that hurt too, Seeing the babies and the older folks being carried on younger backs,…I weep !, I want them to send some to my home, No problem !

  • xdrfox

    Here are some local stations I have been watching … http://online-media-archive.net/tv/browse.php?country=Japan&category=News&sort=rating+desc&search=&in_name=on

    You don’t need to download the browser to watch the programs, this will also view other country’s, just click brows and click what you want.

  • xdrfox

    Reese.com….Guest says, They may have to scrape the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan and the entire fleet that was with it as well as all equipment on board because of contamination. Had to get into air in ships ventilation systems.

  • DiViDeD

    For goodness ake, people, get a grip! This ‘radioactive cloud’ is less radioactive than a granite kitchen worktop. And certainly the isotopes currently in the atmosphere have a half life that can be measured in days. Unlike said worktop, which contains isotopes with a half life measure in tens of thousands of years. The journalists covering this story should be forced to revisit their reports in 6 months and explain just what kind of drugs they were on at the time.

  • xdrfox

    Your granite kitchen worktop is what, a “billion or 3 billion years old” ?

    (Radioactive elements, particularly uranium and its radioactive progeny and potassium-40, are present in many rocks and minerals. These elements end up in various substances, including food, water, and construction materials. Radon, a radioactive gas resulting from the decay of uranium, typically accounts for about 2/3 of naturally occurring radiation dose to the US population. In the US, people receive an average effective dose of about 3 millisieverts (mSv)/yr from natural sources. However, in some parts of the world, people receive between 5 and 10 mSv/yr. The doses from natural background radiation are far too low to cause radiation injuries, although they may increase the risk of cancer.)
    http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/sec21/ch317/ch317a.html

    Some of the components of the radioactive Xenon-133 have a half life of 5 and half days but not the rest, much of that is a pound of after 1 billion years you still have a half pound of it. You breath even one speck of it you will be more likely to succumb to cancers !

    Saturday, March 19, 2011 *VIDEO*
    Governments Have Been Covering Up Nuclear Meltdowns for Fifty Years to Protect the Nuclear Power Industry
    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/03/governments-have-been-covering-up.html