WATCH: Radioactive plume map shows Fukushima contamination heading toward Hawaii (VIDEO)

Published: March 16th, 2012 at 6:02 am ET
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Title: Fukushima Radioactive Seawater Plume dispersal simulation
Source: ASR ltd
Date: March 2012

We use a Lagrangian particles dispersal method to track where free floating material (fish larvae, algae, phytoplankton, zooplankton…) present in the sea water near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station plant could have gone since the earthquake on March 11th. THIS IS NOT A REPRESENTATION OF THE RADIOACTIVE PLUME CONCENTRATION. Since we do not know exactly how much contaminated water and at what concentration was released into the ocean, it is impossible to estimate the extent and dilution of the plume. [...]

Assuming that a part of the passive biomass could have been contaminated in the area, we are trying to track where the radionuclides are spreading as it will eventually climb up the food chain. The computer simulation presented here is obtained by continuously releasing particles at the site during the 2 months folllowing [sic] the earthquake and then by tracing the path of these particles. [...]

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h/t SurferMag forum

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Published: March 16th, 2012 at 6:02 am ET
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24 comments to WATCH: Radioactive plume map shows Fukushima contamination heading toward Hawaii (VIDEO)

  • Anthony Anthony

    Wow this is kinda generously gentle in my books. There are reports of radioactive seaweed in the North Van area within a week of 311.

    Science needs to work to properly document the facts of this situation.


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  • arclight arclight

    "Since we do not know exactly how much contaminated water and at what concentration was released into the ocean, it is impossible to estimate the extent and dilution of the plume."

    the chinese know but theve got the contract to build nuclear stuff for the usa?! food for thought!!

    surprised they dont release dodgy data? wonder why they dont? hmm?


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  • WindorSolarPlease

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLHpv5i1UuA&feature=related

    Notice from 6:05 – 7:54

    Do you think you would be told the truth of dangers?

    We know things because of brave people leaking out information. Things are not on the media, like it should be.

    How many radioactive plumes can the environment and the public handle?


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    • Dogleg Dogleg

      The Presidental ordered media blackout of Fort Calhoon tells us all we need to know about weather our gov would inform us. F.C. is only like 20 mi from Omaha.


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      • WindorSolarPlease

        Hi Dogleg

        I'm to the point now of believing that, we don't know half of what is going on, and only a few know. They allow these things to be built and they have made provisions for themselves incase something goes wrong. They will know when it's time to protect themselves and will/has create an illusion for the rest of us that all is ok, until we start dropping.


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  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Ugh. Not looking good.
    I just read that radiation is not the only poison floating in the sea around Hawaii….

    http://www.asbestos.com/news/2012/03/12/navy-sinkex-program-raises-fears-about-asbestos-other-toxins/

    *nice. big thanks to the navy.


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  • aigeezer aigeezer

    Whether you find this model good, bad, or in-between it's important to remember it is a model – it may or may not match reality.

    Be especially alert to the possibility of such model results showing up in msm as though they were describing reality. Somewhere in the editing process, media often "forget" to mention that their news is just a model.

    Such models often become the basis for policy, regulations and laws. When some "oopsie" eventually takes place, people are prone to say "the model did not predict this" as though that somehow excuses their hubris.


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  • bleep_hits_blades

    I used to read a lot of kids' books to my kids when they were little. (I have 2 boys, 8 years apart, so I got the pleasure of delving into the riches of the many, often beautifully illustrated, picture books for pre-schoolers twice.)

    A couple of these stories have stayed with me and come to mind, in this nightmare-ish crisis.

    One was an old Russian folk tale, with terrific, beautiful color illustrations, of an old man who took his big flat sled used to haul things, up into the wooded hills to get wood for winter. He cut the wood and loaded the cut sections onto the sled, saying as he worked, well, if it will haul this, then it will haul this… and if it carry this much than it will carry this one too… etc. Words to that effect. But when the sled was heavily loaded and he tried to get the horse going to take it home, the sled wouldn't budge – just too heavy!

    So the old man, piece by piece, unloads it, saying, if he can't pull this, then he can't pull this… and etc., until the sled was totally empty. And the old man took his horse and empty sled back down the hill to home.

    The 'moral' here of course is about the toxin dumping into the environment. That seems to have been the thinking of all the big polluters… hey, if the biosphere, oceans, etc. could handle that, then they can handle this too … and this… and this… and this…. and this…


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    • aigeezer aigeezer

      Nice example, bleep. I never saw that Russian folk tale, but the concept is traditionally called a "sorites paradox" and all those "experts" should be well aware of the notion.

      http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/sorites-paradox/


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    • hbjon hbjon

      Yup, no doubt people are idiots. They have many in the trucking industry junking their trucks for ones that emit a few particles less of pollution. Causing thousands of truckers to go out of business and spend their hard earned money on worthless upgrades. They spend billions of your tax money on programs that do absolutely nothing to address the real problems of pollution. The Fuku Syndrome has filled that sled to the size of Mount Shasta, and we are still agonizing over farting cows. Should we, or should we not cork all the anuses of our livestock here in America?


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  • CB CB

    This news page from Japan has a Radioactivity Fallout Forecast Map One it. It looks current. dlvr.it/1KVsxB


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  • sonnen.blum.239 sonnen.blum.239

    What has washed into the water or what has been dumped illegally into the water cannot help but spread throughout the world's waters, and by the circulation of water vapors taken up into clouds and redistributed elsewhere, cannot help but to contaminate the far corners of this beautiful green planet.

    Such a shame. I love what has been said here about this (and other truths) being taken as truth instead of some model or theoretical algorithym.

    I always feared that the mushroom cloud would end us all, but what I and others missed, was that the slow, methodical poisoning of the atmosphere, water surfaces, aquifiers, and land masses would come home to roost just as surely.

    it rained today here in St Louis MO and yesterday the readings were up again. I know this has been raised elsewhere and repeatedly, but I have not seen the answer to why radiation readings appear to decrease before an earthquake activity, and before precipitation. Anyone know?


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  • bleep_hits_blades

    aigeezer, here's the other kid's picture book that stayed in my mind all these years and seems to have some application to this current crisis. The illustrations here were charming.

    A fisherman & his wife live a hand-to-mouth existence, right on water's edge in a miserable little hovel. One day, the wife finds among the 'catch' a 'majick fish' who promises to grant her wishes if she will release him – so she does, and wishes for a better place to live and voila! it's a done deal. At first she's thrilled, etc. but after a while grows dissatisfied – asks for grander place to live – and wish granted – and that goes on, she getting used to what she's got and wanting more, and better, and the fish granting the wishes… until one day, living in luxury, etc., still the fisher-wife is not happy and she makes another wish/demand – that she can be powerful – even as powerful as God Himself… and (you guessed it) in a twinkling, she is back in the original hovel on the mudflats.


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  • beamofthewave

    The University of Oregon is stating that there is no radiation that will hit the Oregon coast because by the time it gets here it will have dispersed in the ocean. LIARS


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  • Cindy Cindy

    Just finished watching the movie "The Road". I believe this is what Oregon will be like after our Nuclear Disaster. Not pretty!


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