University researchers assess impact of Fukushima plume on U.S.; Some models show near straight line to West Coast — Experts: Radionuclides didn’t dilute offshore as officials had claimed, “cause for serious alarm” (VIDEOS)

Published: December 10th, 2013 at 8:03 pm ET


University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, FVCOM Modeling Assessment of Japan’s Tsunami Event and Impacts of Radionuclides on the Pacific Ocean:

Top: 200 meters; Bottom: 50 meters, variable depth (Z. Lai et al.)

[…] The amount of radiation released in the nuclear accident has threatened the coastal environment with potential impacts on the Pacific Ocean. An international research team was established with the aim of […] assessing the impact of radionuclides on the surrounding countries around the Pacific. […] The ocean model used for this activity is the global-coastal nested FVCOM model system. FVCOM is an unstructured grid Finite Volume Community Ocean Model (FVCOM) […] At 50 m, particles spread over a large region and reach the western US coast after 5 years. […] At 200 m, particles stay in the narrow region and move eastward. >> Watch all 16 forecast models on the university’s website here (Bottom of page)

ASR Limited: Marine Consulting (No longer updating plume model):

ASR Limited

Radioactivity levels in the seawater outside of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant continue to ignite concerns over the spread of highly radioactive material […] The unusually high rates of radiation found in the turbine rooms — and now in the ocean — have fueled concerns that water may be seeping from at least one of the reactor cores, leaks that could release longer-lasting and much riskier forms of contamination.” Government officials have stated that they are not sure whether the primary containment vessels have been breached. […] Officials continue to stress that contaminants will become diluted as currents carry them farther offshore. […] ASR modeling of the radioactive seawater tells a different story, cause for serious alarm. While these models do not estimate levels of radioactivity in the surrounding waters, the assumption that nearby currents will quickly dilute the radioactive material does not appear to be accurate. […] >> Watch the ASR model here

See also: [intlink id=”study-high-concentrations-fukushima-radioactive-material-will-reach-west-coast-north-america-entire-coastline-be-affected-alaska-mexico-negatively-affect-human-life-decades-raise-concern-model” type=”post”]{{empty}}[/intlink]

Published: December 10th, 2013 at 8:03 pm ET


Related Posts

  1. Fukushima plume model shows 1 Million Bq/m2 over West Coast after reactor explosions — TV: Private emails reveal highest levels of gov’t worried about health impact in US — Nuclear industry tried to bury truth, while UC Berkeley experts told public “there is no plume” (VIDEO) June 24, 2015
  2. Unpublished gov’t map shows massive plume of Fukushima radioactive material just off West Coast of North America — Radiation levels quadrupled in recent months — Scientist: “We are starting to see the penetration of cesium from offshore… to the coast” (VIDEO & MAP) October 13, 2015
  3. Experts: Areas along West Coast “may be… affected in a significant way” by Fukushima plume in coming months — Impact cannot be accurately predicted, currents to produce complex results — Radioactive materials can be ‘fairly concentrated’ even after crossing Pacific February 24, 2014
  4. Newspapers: Fukushima problems causing concern in U.S. as radionuclides cross Pacific — EPA: ‘No comment’ on projections of radioactive plume hitting West Coast — California residents beg officials to act October 21, 2013
  5. Gundersen: Radioactive plume to impact West Coast in a year — Not going away after it hits… likely to only get stronger — Fukushima will keep releasing contamination for years to come — Must demand officials test fish and make data public (AUDIO) August 27, 2013

148 comments to University researchers assess impact of Fukushima plume on U.S.; Some models show near straight line to West Coast — Experts: Radionuclides didn’t dilute offshore as officials had claimed, “cause for serious alarm” (VIDEOS)

  • johnnyo

    Enough with "plume" already. That sounds far too discrete, finite and hence manageable. Call it what it is, a constant never ending torrent of insane poison.

  • KidIcarus KidIcarus

    Look at all the purdy colors…

  • Pete

    OMG, when I saw the headline I thought for a second that we had imported some intelligent University Researchers to Washington State.

    Ha-ha, jk, its only universities on the Other side of the country that are smart enough to do modeling on potential impact to the west coast. Maybe I should move there.

  • robz

    come to austria whithout atomic image : i thnk we MmmUST turn it all down immeadeadly : like other brother said… mips

  • robz

    austria have no one reactor &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&


  • robz

    austria have no one reactor &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&itgoes : sometimestimes we must germeni ; fired whith coal

  • robz

    sry double post…. . prost

  • robz

    can we recover = grambyphone ?

    • Grampybone Grampybone

      Recover what? The time for that has passed. robz, I know your heart is in the right place. Try to sort out your thoughts. The entire Northern Hemisphere is going to feel the plume. Regardless of weather your in Europe or China.

    • AllenH AllenH (Scary, but not alarming !?)

      I am living in Austria as well, Wien. I know we have no nuclear power stations. But we are completely surrounded by them in neighboring countries. And some of them are close enough. There is no escape. Robz , please try talk like a human being. And not a crack hack.

  • eyesopennND

    Lame I can't watch the video

  • robz

    (if you don#t hear YOUR NEIGHBOURS IN THE NEXTZ TIME tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooloud: IT DOESNt WONDER ME ,,,hihi beebeee )

  • robz

    we must build a wourld democratic PARTY NOW

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Some of us like our sovereign states and find the concept of global governance smacks too much of facism. You're Austrian, so you should understand that sentiment.


        and when you understand what was done to the Austrians after the war (to end all wars…again), you'd understand why he's selling the globalist's party line…

      • AllenH AllenH (Scary, but not alarming !?)

        He is nuts, a typical Austrian. The average Joe here are as thick as shit. Most won't even register on the intelligence scale. They have a very very good dumbing down policy here. The reason I plan to move out of here when I can afford to in the not two distant future.

      • orsobubu orsobubu

        Robz is right, a world government is the only solution but, according to Marx, every political superstructure depends on the underlying economic structure. So, the present production system (structure) is capitalistic and the superstructure is imperialistic democracy, where states' "democratic" political envelope guarantees that surplus value be continuously extorted against wage workers. Remember that, in deep crisis, imperialistic democracy easily switches to fascism, nazism, stalinism, etc, but the structure remains capitalistic or state-capitalistic. In order to establish a world-government (true democracy) we need the economic structure become communistic, so exploitation of working class by ruling class may no longer exist. Without classes, imperialistic/fascist states lose any sense of being. To say world-governemnt equals to fascism, is partially correct only in the present capitalistic production conditions: indeed, it is not a real world-government, it is only a global imperialistic union of capitalistic governments apt to exploit world working classes, but it will divide and switch to national/continental fascism and war when crisis will deepen. Real world democratic government is scientifically impossible without a revolution to communistic production system.

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

          Communism is a complete failure economically and politically and is only kept in place with a police state run by psychopathic thugs and no freedom of speech and by imprisoning and killing off anyone with any innovative ideas.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

            The concept of a New World Order is a complete totalitarian state kept in place by mass murder and destruction of the environment. Just look at the communist states of Russia and China. Horrific human rights violations and the most polluting environments. They are completely destroying themselves.

            • orsobubu orsobubu

              Anne, please: I admire you very much for your knowledge in the field but, please, I don't want be too rude, be careful in political economy field, which is mine: what you call "communism" is, scientifically, state capitalism: in soviet union etc there was state capitalism, not communism. Every production system based on money, wage work, banks and market is CAPITALISTIC. And surely in soviet union there were plenty of these factors. Communism, scientifically, and I know you have a scientific mind, is "the doctrine of the conditions of the liberation of the proletariat" and in no way can be based upon money, wage work, banks and markets. As you see, nothing at all about a real political system already established, it remains a future project, a very concrete possibility in the realms of history and class struggles. Also Lenin never said he made communism: he always said he made the state capitalism. Hence, all your critique must be addessed against capitalism, instead (and imperialism in particular, since also fukushima disaster – which is the consequence of industrial plans aimed to obtain plutonium more than energy). If interested, I can give you tons of references about scientific work on state capitalism in Soviet Union, etc., but I would start easy from here:


              In America is difficult to accept this because of mccarthystic ideologies but remember, Karl Popper was philosophically destroyed by Geymonat and…

            • orsobubu orsobubu

              … Feyerabend. Also, understand that all bolscheviks were killed by Stalin, one by one. That's why there were nobody who could oppose to the second world war, while, during the first, Lenin and bolshevik party – first time in history – succeeded in stopping a war. And they gave for the first time in history full civil and voting rights to women, religion was reduced to a personal fact, and much much more. As soon as world capitalists understood the risk, they started terrorism within Russia, they failed but succeeded killing all communist heads all over other countries, and revolution went annihilated. Than they gave us the second war. And now Fukushima. But believe me, Anne, I know all this is really difficult to understand and accept. It is a long ride. I don't expect people will seriously start studying political economy, and that's why capitalism will undergo another shift from democracy to fascism and war in not a very distant future.

  • robz

    (wourlt party not too be allowed too be tooooo loud ??) ufff

  • robz

    yeay i turn off my amps for 2 minutes ok … can bring nothing…. .

  • robz

    alarm for wot?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • robz

    ok , somethimes i don't wonna party but] then a alarm????

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    Can anyone address which isotopes are likely to drift and/or be deposited at what depths? The Dartmouth models (#3 showing the tracer models) is broken down by depths in the water column.

    Any feedback you could provide would be most welcome.

  • robz


  • robz

    NOT FOR ENENWS OR OTHER WEBSIDES::: -hot ÄH NOT allowed this guy9:

  • Alpha1

    I can say easily that the west coast is about to be the death coast, the longer all that live there wait to bug out the harder it will be because soon you will not be able to sell your land much less anything as it will be radiated and worthless. Time to step out and make a good decision for your children and grandchildren this is mass genocide being performed by our well you know. Please head the words there is no dilution and in the next 3 months there will be no ocean and 3 months after that from the sea spray and the dust and salt particles that are radiated going into the air 300 miles inland from the west coast will radiated with major cancer victims.


  • robz

    i sell a house in austria tja : Krisenfest mit atombunker(wos vorschrift bis 1988 per gesetz : in Mondsee near salzburg

  • robz

    then there come europa haha but its ok here : somethimes i feel radio aktivititi her too butt not so strong here in vienna

  • robz

    austrian peaple are ok; but not me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • robz

    he is aktivating a gmc; its not so strong like in amerika bei obama

  • Lion76 Lion76

    It wasn't "diluted" offshore, but it certainly "deluded" onshore.

  • SadieDog

    @ robz – Hallo. Bitte. Astrein.

  • captvldz

    Robz, i happen to respect the men and women who share their knowledge about this situation with us. Please stop trying to discredit this site with your garbage.

  • robz

    no i dont – just art – pls respect me too i#m not american ok

  • robz

    amerika is for sometimes evil for europa only thts wy

  • robz


  • robz

    HELLO WE have here serious alarms – and you toukin abouti'm jokekin or what???

  • robz

    the hole time i get cencored on facebook on american sites : ASK ME WY?

  • robz

    (CRITIC TEA PAR…. what ? & repuplicans s000orry)no worry….. .

  • robz

    the difference between stupidity and genius is tht genius has it's limits _robert Lettner

    • CB CB

      Be careful of who you guote on the internet. – Abraham Lincoln.

    • rakingmuck

      This answer and its syntax proves you are capable of perfect English and are here to be disruptive. Who is paying you for this as I have seen this behavior before and already know when I research you I will find links to several versions of you. So just confess – who is paying you to be disruptive. By the way I am part of a Class Action Suit Against Twitter for not stopping people like you. I am very happy to hand over your info – including your IP address so you can be added to DEFENDANT list. Hope you are a rich person.

  • robz

    thts wy im takin' the hole time sit

    • tarpus

      You can only use meth and ecstasy every now and then…using it regularly causes severe paranoia and rambling about weird shit on the internets…try cannabis. You might want to go with a nice indica strain not too potent and you definitely need some CBD in there too 🙂

  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    Does anyone know when this info. was made available to the public? Just wondering if they were sitting on this info. or if it has been out for a while.

  • name999 name999

    well…that was interesting…back to more serious matters…

  • tarpus

    So I ask…how much money does it take to get you to sell out the entire human race? Probably less than you would think…I really feel that psychopaths are around every nook and cranny, and they would like to vaporize the entire planet…

  • robz

    tey cannot delete me , -i request admin to delete komplett . tzja ca 5,6 prommille oje alk sorry for all tht

  • Bones Bones

    I only got to check the first link and what great scientists! There are honest ones left. A quick recap of fixed depth tracers:

    0m – Surface particles go to the garbage patch

    50m – "particles spread over a large region and reach the western US coast after 5 years."

    100m – like 50m, but slower movement

    200 m – "particles stay in the narrow region and move eastward."

    400 m – "trajectories of particles are similar to those at 200 m."

    600m – similar to 200, but slower.

    800 m – "particles spread along the Japan's coast and then flow into the Pacific Ocean. In year 7, they can enter the Bering Sea."

    1200 m – "in addition to the northward movement like those at 800 m, a portion of particles move southward into the southern Asian area."

    Some of the maps show almost a straight shot to NA at certain fixed depths. Lock this information in the chest as nukers can't ever use the dispersal argument, not that it made any sense in the first place, but here is some paper from a trusted institution and doctors proving what goes on and it's very easy to read and understand. Another very important argument so that no one will be allowed to dump the site into the ocean. This study negates any "reason," there is no scientific or logical reason, to even think about dumping that into the Pacific. That will not be allowed. Fukushima would be Japan's least problem then. That idea is stopped in its tracks. They know exactly where most the…

  • Ourself Ourself

    I thought I'd share this with you all. It's a blog-post I've made, designed to be shared with people who know nothing about Fukushima. Many many links are provided, mostly ENENews articles. If anybody sees any mistakes or corrections which should be made, please let me know. Feel free to share.

    Thanks, ENENews. Keep up the good work. 🙂

    • vicky13 vicky13

      Hi Ourself,,

      Site looks good, I do suggest using a brighter color of text for some of the more grey text areas. Is a bit hard to read.

    • +1

      Great outline!

      From a a CNN link within the blog:

      "We do not anticipate any amounts of radiation that will cause any health effects," Dr. Howard Backer said Thursday.

      In Washington, President Barack Obama went further in telling Americans not to worry.

      March 18, 2011

      "Whether it's the West Coast, Hawaii, Alaska or U.S. territories in the Pacific, we do not expect harmful levels of radiation," Obama said. "That's the judgment of our Nuclear Regulatory Commission and many other experts."
      – Obama

      Do your homework Mr. President. The 'experts' you're listening to have conflicts of interest and psychological indoctrinations that prevent them from ever being emotionally on target.

      Side note:
      IMO – I know you're abbreviating here, but it reads like a slang word. I would spell out the word Japanese.
      "Some of the many Jap gov't scandals:"

      • Ourself Ourself

        Updated. I really like the outline, too. I especially like how it gradually gets more alarming the further you read; it goes from wtf, to WTF, to WTF!!!

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        If everything was OK and all that we were told was true then Japan would not have had to pass massive secrecy laws and security protocols. 🙁

        Obviously we are all being lied too by everyone involved in the communication chains or by those that control these same communication chains. 🙁

        If Nuclear Technology was safe and good for us all, then we would be seeing people swimming in the water discharge areas by these melting cores. We also would be having massive press conferences and parties right on site spouting just how great they all feel and how their health is much better now that they have all been radiated by these massive radiation contamination releases.

        If it were safe on site then those white jump suits, masks, and gloves and boots would not be necessary either. Remember Bobby does not like to get dirty. 🙂

        So, when the many Wizards open their mouths and promise you what they say/telling you is the truth, one had better look behind the curtains that have been drawn on/for a specific purpose.. 🙁

        The new secrecy laws that Japan has just passed and our new higher acceptable levels of radiation exposure levels here in the USA…are all simply a few of the drawn curtains! 🙁

  • Nick

    I remember looking at Sea Surface Temperature anomalies earlier this year. For a while, the temps off NE Japan showed "hot."

    While I couldn't prove that it was Fukushima heated groundwater mixing with the ocean, it sure looked that way.

    I do know that they lined the harbor with concrete in an attempt to hide some of the ejected cores and fuel pools, but the area kept alka-seltzering as the material sizzled up and into and thru the concrete layers.

    The Plume is a complex beast, atmospheric doses not with-standing.

    The missing coriums, or shall we say the NON-located reactor core blobs, are vaporizing and dusting
    themselves into the water and air 24/7.

    All the while, things continue to become MORE radiated, decontamination is a myth.

    The West Coast has been dosed since ~ 4/11 via the atmosphere, I suspect the Plume has been
    arriving for the past several months.

    But without testing, who's to know?

  • tsfw tsfw

    Robz we don't come here to read your jibberish. Please, some of us take this seriously, if you can't grow up and respect that, then kindly be quiet. You make take the time to do less talking and more learning. Thanks in advance for not being a douche.

  • tsfw tsfw

    ** you might take the time …

  • tsfw tsfw

    I can't open any of those links on those articles – just me?

You must be logged in to post a comment.