Contents
Fukushima Radiation and Fallout Projections


20-26 March 2011



Global Overview


 

 





Radioactive Materials Dispersion Model by Kyushu Researchers, for the period from 11-24 March. Description at ex-skf.blogspot.com.




From Xenon-133 and caesium-137 releases into the atmosphere from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant: determination of the source term, tmospheric dispersion, and deposition (PDF), by A. Stohl (1), P. Seibert (2), G. Wotawa (3), D. Arnold (2,4), J. F. Burkhart (1), S. Eckhardt (1), C. Tapia (5), A. Vargas (4), and T. J. Yasunari (6), published 1 March, 2012, page 2334. Please see the list of institutions they represent (indicated by the numbers in parentheses) in the chart above.






From Xenon-133 and caesium-137 releases into the atmosphere from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant: determination of the source term, tmospheric dispersion, and deposition (PDF), by A. Stohl (1), P. Seibert (2), G. Wotawa (3), D. Arnold (2,4), J. F. Burkhart (1), S. Eckhardt (1), C. Tapia (5), A. Vargas (4), and T. J. Yasunari (6), published 1 March, 2012, Fig 14. page 2335, Fig 18 page 2338, with the following institutions: (1) NILU – Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Kjeller, Norway; (2) Institute of Meteorology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria; (3) Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics, Vienna, Austria; (4) Institute of Energy Technologies (INTE), Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain; (5) Department of Physics and Nucelar Engineering (FEN), Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain; (6) Universities Space Research Association, Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology and Research, Columbia, MD 21044, USA

 

 


FIG. 1: RADIATION RELEASES FROM FUKUSHIMA MARCH 26: The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) program at Cologne Univ.

 

Germany, reported releases daily through July 31, 2011, when nearly all reporting was shut down globally. This shut down coincided with the transport of the molten nuclear reactor fuel reaching the groundwater below the reactor buildings, causing continual releases into the ocean and the atmosphere that will not end in our lifetime. This map indicates that heavy contamination (depending on rainfall) occurred in the Aleutian Islands, Arctic Ocean, west coast of N. America (including Mexico), and split into two plumes - that traveled into the mid-Pacific to Hawaii and Guam – or turned east across the U.S. and Canada crossing the Atlantic and moving into the Mediterranean and Middle East. This will result in contamination of the northern hemisphere and more slowly the global biosphere. Source: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) program, Cologne Univ., Germany.
Transcript illustration by Leuren Moret in "Fukushima Radiation and Uranium Weapon Update;" Dr. James Fetzer interview with Leuren Moret (1st and 2nd hour) and Dr. Chris Busby (2nd hr), 28 Oct 2011.

 

 

 

Global Animations

 

 

 


2011-03-26 3/26/2011 -- USA / EU Radiation and Jetstream Forecast - UPDATE Uploaded by dutchsinse on Mar 26, 2011


JAPAN

 


Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) forecast

Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) forecast


 



From Xenon-133 and caesium-137 releases into the atmosphere from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant: determination of the source term, tmospheric dispersion, and deposition (PDF), by A. Stohl (1), P. Seibert (2), G. Wotawa (3), D. Arnold (2,4), J. F. Burkhart (1), S. Eckhardt (1), C. Tapia (5), A. Vargas (4), and T. J. Yasunari (6), published 1 March, 2012, page 2337. Please see the list of institutions they represent (indicated by the numbers in parentheses) in the chart above.

 

 

 

 

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Neptunium 239 Dispersion, Japan

 

Neptunium 239 dispersion, Japan DataPoke.org. DataPoke FLEXPART model data and pFlexpart dispersion plots developed with Tepco(2011)[19] total release evalutation. This data includes dispersion models of Plutonium-239 and Neptunium-239.

 

 

Plutonium 239 Dispersion, Japan

 

Plutonium 239 dispersion, Japan DataPoke.org. DataPoke FLEXPART model data and pFlexpart dispersion plots developed with Tepco(2011)[19] total release evalutation. This data includes dispersion models of Plutonium-239 and Neptunium-239.



From UN document: "There would be a hazard around eastern part of Japan" — 60 hours of emissions blowing southwest over Tokyo forecasted last March, enenews.com, Feb 15, 2012. According to the Beijing Review, RSMC Beijing means: “Beijing-based Regional Specialized Meteorological Center affiliated to the World Meteorological Organization and the International Atomic Energy Agency, the State Oceanic Administration and the Ministry of Environmental Protection.”

 

 

PACIFIC OCEAN AND
WESTERN NORTH AMERICA




"Fig. 4. Plot of the concentrations of the radioxenons detected in Richland, Washington in mBq/m3. Values at or below the detection limit were not plotted." [Editor's note: At its height, radioactive Xenon reached 40,000 times normal background. See source and additional commentary, link below to "2011-03-20 to 30 (for this period) Radioactive xenon (133) in air in Richland, WA, in March was 40,000 times average background levels."]

 

Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) forecast

Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) forecast

NORTH AMERICA

 


Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) forecast


 


 


2011-03-25 3/25/2011 -- Radiation and Jet Stream FORECAST UPDATE uploaded by dutchsinse

 


2011-03-21 Norsk Institute - Xe-133 - RADIATION Dispersion Forecast - USA and CANADA uploaded by dutchsinse

 


2011-03-20 Radiation and Jet Stream forecast UPDATE - March 21, 2011 - USA / Canada / Europe uploaded by dutchsinse

 

 

Neptunium 239 Dispersion, North America

 

Neptunium 239 dispersion, North America, DataPoke.org. DataPoke FLEXPART model data and pFlexpart dispersion plots developed with Tepco(2011)[19] total release evalutation. This data includes dispersion models of Plutonium-239 and Neptunium-239.

 

 

Plutonium 239 Dispersion, North America

 

Plutonium 239 dispersion, North America, DataPoke.org. DataPoke FLEXPART model data and pFlexpart dispersion plots developed with Tepco(2011)[19] total release evalutation. This data includes dispersion models of Plutonium-239 and Neptunium-239.




Plutonium-239 concentrations in the air over California for 24 March 2011 compared to the prior 10 years. From
Nuclear Physicist: Most Of The Plutonium MOX
Fuel Nuclear Fallout Likely To Drop On The U.S As US Plutonium Levels At 20 Year Highs
, blog.alexanderhiggins.com, May 19, 2009. See further discussion below.

 


From San Francisco Rainwater: Radiation 181 Times Above US Drinking Water Standard by DK Matai, articles.businessinsider.com, April 4, 2011. "The iodine-131 level in the rainwater sample taken on the roof of Etcheverry Hall on the campus of UC Berkeley on March 23rd, 2011, from 9:06-18:00hrs Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) states radioactivity levels at 20.1 Becquerels per Litre (Bq/L) = 543 PicoCuries per Litre (pCi/L). The federal maximum level of iodine-131 allowed in drinking water is 3 pCi/L or 0.111 Becquerels per Litre. The sample exceeded the federal guidelines for drinking water by 181 times. The UC Berkeley researchers also discovered trace levels of iodine-131 and other radioactive isotopes, believed to have originated in Fukushima, in commercially available milk and in a local stream within California."

 

 


EUROPE

 

Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) forecast

Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) forecast

Japan and Other Asian Countries

 

2011-03-20 [for this date] US navy was reported they measured 1.5 mSv/h Thyroid Dose in area south of Tokyo, posted by Mochizuki, fukushima-diary.com, on April 5th, 2012
2011-03-20
Fukushima Radiation Risk ECRR Risk Model And Radiation From Fukushima by Dr. Chris Busby, Scientific Secretary, European Committee on Radiation Risk, Rense.com. "Radioactivity form the Fukushima Catastrophe is now reaching centres of population like Tokyo and will appear in the USA. Authorities are downplaying the risk on the basis of absorbed dose levels using the dose coefficients of the International Commission on Radiological Protection the ICRP. These dose coefficients and the ICRP radiation risk model is unsafe for this purpose."
2011-03-20 Nuclear engineer: Death toll from Fukushima catastrophe could top 500,000, enenews.com.
2011-03-20 US Navy vice admiral reported 1,500 microsieverts per hour thyroid dose south of Tokyo on March 20, enenews.com, February 26, 2012
2011-03-21 (for this date) Friday, Fukushima Diary: Kanagawa Local Prefecture Manipulated Radiation Readings, published 18 Nov 2011, majiasblog.blogspot.com.
Fukushima Diary reports:
http://fukushima-diary.com/2011/11/kanagawa-local-prefecture-manipulated-the-data-for-6-months/
"In March and April, Kanagawa local government measured radiation in the fallout plume such as rain and dust and published the data on Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s HP, but it contained 14 errors and was not revised for 6 months.
It was the data from 3/20~4/1, of Chigasaki shi.
"For example, during 3/21~3/22, they originally published radioactive Iodine-131 = 340 Bq/m2, but it was actually 9,500 Bq/m2,which is 28 times higher than original.
For 6 months, believers were left exposed."
2011-03-21 Carrier in Japan heads to sea as precaution, Staff Report, navytimes.com. "SAN DIEGO — The aircraft carrier George Washington on Monday got underway from its berth at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, as a `precaution,' Navy officials said."
2011-03-21 Radioactive substances in seawater near Japan nuke plant, france24.com
2011-03-22 Japocalypse Now: Dr. Deagle’s Dire Predictions by Rachael Woodhouse
2011-03-22 Radioactive Tap Water Above Safety Levels, Seawater Radioactive, Radiation 400 X Normal Found 40 km from Nuclear Plant, Aftershocks Could Reach Magnitude 7
2011-03-22
(when we see Neptunium approaching Japan from the east, eleven days after the first melt-downs) Question: How long does it take the jet stream to circle the earth?, answerbag.com. Answer: " The circumference of a plane that cuts through the center of the earth is 24,900 miles, because the earth's diameter averages 7,926 miles. The strongest current of the jet stream circles at a negligible five miles above the earth's surface, with an approximate average speed of 225 miles per hour, so the jet stream would theoretically take about 111 hours to circle the earth. However, since the jet stream does not circle directly above the equator and its path and speed are variable, this is only a rough estimate." professionally researched by Marie Powell on January 15th, 2011
2011-03-23 Nuclear fears shut 25 embassies in Tokyo, AFP [waynemadesenreport.com]
2011-03-23 Over a year's worth of radiation measured in a week in city of Fukushima, Mainichi Japan
2011-03-24 Chernobyl-Style Yellow Rain Causes Panic In Japan by Paul Joseph Watson, PrisonPlanet.com "Radioactive yellow rain that fell in Tokyo and surrounding areas last night caused panic amongst Japanese citizens and prompted a flood of phone calls to Japan’s Meteorological Agency this morning, with people concerned that they were being fed the same lies as victims of Chernobyl, who were told that yellow rain which fell over Russia and surrounding countries after the 1986 disaster was merely pollen, the same explanation now being offered by Japanese authorities."
2011-03-24 Singapore finds radioactivity in imported Japan vegetables:"(Reuters) - Singapore said on Thursday its authorities had found low levels of radioactive contaminants in four samples of vegetables imported from Japan."
2011-03-24 High Resolution Aerial Photos of the Fukushima Daiichi Ractors taken by a drone.
2011-03-25 Excessive radioactivity found in Tokyo vegetable "Japan's health ministry says radiation above the legal limit has been detected in a vegetable grown in Tokyo. This is the first time that radioactive cesium exceeding the legal limit has been found in a Tokyo vegetable."
2011-03-26 Intl. cargo ships avoid Japan ports by JM/AGB, presstv.ir.

 

 

North America and Europe

 

2011-03-20 Radiation and Jet Stream forecast UPDATE - March 21, 2011 - USA / Canada / Europe uploaded by dutchsinse
2011-03-20 to 2011-03-27 (for these dates) Study: All of Western US and most of East Coast, Midwest, Canada covered in airborne particles on March 20, Fukushima plume model shows — Based solely on Reactor No. 1 explosion (PHOTO), enenews.com, March 2, 2012
2011-03-20 Cesium Detected In Washington State (video)
2011-03-20 to 30 (for this period) Radioactive xenon (133) in air in Richland, WA, in March was 40,000 times average background levels: science paper on Fukushima by U.S. scientists, June 7, 2011 paper titled 'Elevated radioxenon detected remotely following the Fukushima nuclear accident' was recently published in the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, nuclearcrimes.org, (abstract link here, also below).

Elevated radioxenon detected remotely following the Fukushima nuclear accident.
Bowyer TW, Biegalski SR, Cooper M, Eslinger PW, Haas D, Hayes JC, Miley HS, Strom DJ, Woods V.
Source
... First detections of (133)Xe were made starting early March 16, only four days following the earthquake. Maximum concentrations of (133)Xe were in excess of 40 Bq/m(3), which is more than ×40,000 the average concentration of this isotope is this part of the United States.

2011-03-21 By March 21, 5 nuclear isotopes from Fukushima detected in Seattle: Iodine-131, iodine-132, tellurium-132, cesium-134 and cesium-137, enenews.com.
2011-03-21 Norsk Institute - Xe-133 - RADIATION Dispersion Forecast - USA and CANADA (video) uploaded by dutchsinse
2011-03-21 ZAMG - Austrian - noble gas / Radiation Results - OVER USA NOW - uploaded by dutchsinse
2011-03-22 Comparisons with X-rays and CT scans “meaningless” — Inhaling particles increases radiation exposure by “a factor of a trillion” says expert, enenews.com
2011-03-22 EPA: Trace Radiation Detected In Hawaii, kitv.com.
2011-03-22 Summary IRSN - Spread of Radioactivity : pdf download [22/03/2011] Simulation of atmospheric dispersion of the radioactive plume formed by releases from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant since 12 March
2011-03-23 Is Fukushima radiation plume highly dispersed before it hits US West Coast? Watch latest forecast from Norway (VIDEO), enenews.com.
2011-03-23 US Bans Some Japanese Food Imports Amid Rising Concern, voanews.com.
2011-03-23 Radioactive particle traces from Japan reach Iceland, Canada, Infowars.com
2011-03-24 (for this day) Dept. of Homeland Security-funded Study: Up to 430 pCi/liter of radioactive iodine found in N. California rain after Fukushima (CHART), enenews.com
2011-03-24 More U.S. states find traces of radiation from Japan by Elizabeth Landau, CNN "(CNN) -- Colorado and Oregon have joined several other Western states in reporting trace amounts of radioactive particles that have likely drifted about 5,000 miles from a quake and tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant in Japan, officials say." [Editor's note; please note that many of these articles ignore at least three important issues: a) external electromagnetic radiation that quickly passes through the body is a very different animal compared to radioactive particles that can get absorbed and remained embedded in the boy, permanently emitting radiation and b) the cumulative long term effects of low level fall out buildup in America, to include bioaccumulation within the food chain and c) Fukushima has the potential to be more than a hundred to a thousand times worse than Chernobyl, and as of right now we just don't know exactly how bad the long term fall out danger will be. For more discussion of other important issues, see Ann Coulter-related listing below.
2011-03-24 [date of rain data in Seattle discussed in video) Radiation in Northwest US Rainwater from Fukushima (video) (2:22) uploaded 6 Sept 2011
"Reports of high levels of I-131 and Z-133 have been recorded in the Northwest Usa Water . Most of the readings have been found in Rainwater.
A Seattle nuclear watchdog group is accusing the federal government of failing to keep the public informed of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
In the days following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the U.S. began monitoring radiation from Japan's leaking nuclear power plants.
Most of the public attention went to the air monitoring which showed little or no radiation coming our way. But things were different on the rain water side.
"The level that was detected on March 24 was 41 times the drinking water standard," said Gerry Pollet from Heart of America Northwest. He reviewed Iodine 131 numbers released by the Environmental Protection Agency last spring.
"Our government said no health levels, no health levels were exceeded.When in fact the rain water in the Northwest is reaching levels 130 times the drinking water standards," said Pollet.
Elevated rain water samples were collected in Portland, Olympia and Boise, which had the highest.
But EPA officials say the data was there for anyone to read on their website. A spokesman sent this statement, in part:
"Since Iodine 131 has a very short half-life of approximately eight days, the levels seen in rainwater were expected to be relatively short in duration." [AFI Editor's Note: This ignores fact that I-131 is usually accompanied by a witches brew of radionucleotides that are not measured, which have half lives going out many decades, like Cesium.. Also, inhaled radioactive particles are the most dangerous for of radiation of all since they continuously irradiate whatever cellular areas they get embedded in. The EPA spokesperson did not make this distinction with "background radiation" external to the body].
State health agencies added that they constantly monitored public drinking water sources and never found levels even approaching the unhealthy range.
Even the watchdog group admits, watering plants with water exposed only briefly to those levels is unlikely to cause health problems.
But they say it's information the public deserves to know about.
The EPA points out this was a brief period of elevated radiation in rainwater, and says safe drinking water standards are based on chronic exposure to radiation over a lifetime
My opinion is if you trust the EPA to keep you safe then I have a bridge for sale in Brookly cheap."
2011-03-24 (for this day) Nuclear Physicist: Most Of The Plutonium MOX Fuel Nuclear Fallout Likely To Drop On The U.S As US Plutonium Levels At 20 Year Highs, blog.alexanderhiggins.com, May 19, 2009
"...Still, even the rigged data shows that the levels of uranium and plutonium in the US are at higher concentrations than what they have been in over 20 years.

Plutonium and Uranium Detected in the U.S.: The Highest Density in the Last 20 Years! California, Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam
Plutonium and Uranium have been detected in abnormal density measuring from the end of March to the beginning of April in Guam, Hawaii, and the US west coast, according to my close examination on the RadNet database of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This proves that Plutonium and Uranium, some of the most toxic materials, had dispersed from the Fukushima Diichi Nuclear Plant (and it also means that these materials have contaminated the ocean). While the government, mainstream media, TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company), and biased academia in Japan have closed their mouth tight about this fact (By the way, the US government also provides very limited information of radioactive substance in the main pages of the website that most of the people visit), it has already been spreading among net users, both ordinary people and specialists, by making it impossible to conceal the truth from us any more.
On this blog, I checked on concentration of the radioactive substance in the air detected by air-filter in California, Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam, where Plutonium and Uranium were detected (there is information that Plutonium was also detected in Washington State and Saipan, but I excluded these two areas here). I also want to note that most of the places had observations only up to three times since March 11, 2011, and somehow there has not been any report on the nuclear substance observation since the beginning of April (this has been criticized in the US). The following charts are made based on the EPA data.
* I encourage you to retrieve the data by going to the EPA RadNet database so you can confirm our argument is accurate. The result comes out when you select “Air Filter”, “CA (state name)” and “Plutonium-239 (nuclide name),” for instance, and then click the “Search Database” button below. Results are also downloadable. Please note the differences of the units being used in the database. Data after March 11, 2011 are described in a unit of pCi/m3, not in a unit of aCi/m3 that you will see in data prior to March 11, 2011. I am strongly hoping that many people will check and verify the data as I am not a specialist in the nuclear field.

1pCi : 1,000,000aCi
1pCi : 0.037Bq
1km3 : 1,000,000,000m3
aCi/m3 : Atto-Curie per cubic meter

Bq/km3 : Becquerel per cubic kilometer
Pu : Plutonium
U : Uranium

Chronological Graph on Concentration in the Air [aCi/m3]

Plutonium 239 in California (past 20 years)

Uranium 234 in Alaska (past 20 years)

Uranium 238 in Hawaii (past 20 years)

 

Average Density in Air Before and After 3.11 [Bq/km3]


Compared with the average density of the past 20 years from 1991 to February 2011, Plutonium 239 in California 18 times, Uranium 238 in Alaska 17 times, Uranium 234 in Hawaii 30 times, and Uranium 238 in also Hawaii 50 times were detected all after March 11, 2011. Also, in Guam, Plutonium 239, Uranium 234, 235 and 238 have been detected for the first time in the history of the observation. So-called “half-life” of each material is this: Plutonium 239 for 24,000 years, Uranium 234 for 240,000 years, Uranium 235 for 700 million years, and Uranium 238 for 4.47 billion years. As you could see easily, these isotopes have almost endless life spans from human perspective. Both Plutonium and Uranium are extremely toxic radioactive substances that omit strong alpha-ray radiation.
There are two reasons why I conclude that these radioactive materials came from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant. First, in the past 20 years, such sudden increase of radioactive materials, as indicated in the above graphs, has never been seen before March 11, 2011. Second, these regions where increased amount of Plutonium and Uranium were detected, are all closer to Japan. They are Guam, Hawaii, Alaska and California. Especially in Guam and Hawaii, the increases are even bigger than other States. For example, if you compare the numbers after the 3.11 between California (8700km=5400miles from Japan) and Guam (2500km=1550miles from Japan), Guam has detected 78 times higher Plutonium 239, 6 times higher Uranium 234, 16 times higher Uranium 235, and 13 times higher Uranium 238, than California. Plutonium and Uranium have yet not been detected along the East Coast (Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, etc.). Therefore, these two points of abnormal increase in radioactive materials and the locations of where these are detected can strongly indicate that this has been caused by the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant.
Conclusion: Some of the most brutal radioactive materials, Plutonium and Uranium, have been spread in the air from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant.
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With the absolute media blackout on the Fukushima radiation here in the United States, we can only speculate how how the plutonium levels here in the US will jump with most of Fukushima plutonium fallout falling on the United States."
2011-03-24 Summary IRSN - Spread of Radioactivity

# download [24/03/2011] Assessment of radioactivity released by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (Fukushima I) through 22 March 2011
# pdf download download [24/03/2011] Situation of the nuclear installations in Japan - Situation at 08h00 on March 24, 2011
# pdf download download [24/03/2011] Dispersion model of the radioactive releases in the atmosphere on a worldwide scale
# pdf download download [24/03/2011] Assessment of the environmental and dosimetric consequences in Japan due to the radioactive releases since March 12, 2011 by the nuclear power plant of Fukushima Daiichi

2011-03-25 Radiation Nation by Michael Colllins, enviroreporter.com.
2011-03-25 3/25/2011 -- Radiation and Jet Stream FORECAST UPDATE uploaded by dutchsinse
2011-03-25 Nuclear Armageddon by Dr. Mark Sircus
2011-03-25 (for this day) Monitoring Stations Catch a Fraction of Fukushima Fallout by Alex Roslin, August 4, 2011, straight.com.
...Health Canada’s radiation-monitoring webpage downplays any fallout concerns, saying radiation reaching Canada has been “within normal background levels”. That’s based largely on data from a second network of 35 other monitoring stations that have less sensitive equipment (including 12 in B.C.).
But an analysis of the data from these stations shows radiation levels did hit sustained above-normal levels for an average of 36 days in March and April after Fukushima. The radiation level rose to 0.48 microsieverts per day, on average, during this time, up from 0.43 seen in the rest of the monitoring data between March 10 and July 27—or an increase of 11 percent.
Of all the B.C. sites, the biggest spike was in Victoria, where the level rose from 0.23 to 0.25 microsieverts per day between March 19 and 25—an increase of 9.9 percent. Vancouver saw a four-percent increase, from 0.43 to 0.45 microsieverts.
The worst-hit city in Canada was Regina. It saw a 90-percent spike in its radiation level, from 0.36 to 0.69 microsieverts per day. Yellowknife was second-highest with a 31-percent jump, followed by Toronto with a 26-percent rise.
But this data downplays the radiation from Fukushima, Edwards said. The less sensitive equipment also picks up large amounts of background radiation from natural sources like the sun and soil.
It also doesn’t spot jumps in the type of radioactive substances released in a nuclear accident, like iodine-131. Another problem: sieverts are a questionable way to measure radiation because they include a subjective calculation of the radiation’s impact on a person, and so the results can be manipulated to play down impacts, Edwards said.
“It’s a shell game. Microsieverts are quite a distance removed from the raw data. They’re blending in stuff from nature to make the data look innocuous,” he says.
You have to scroll down to the bottom of Health Canada’s radiation webpage to find the more striking data from the five stations monitoring specific radioactive substances.
This data shows the air at the five stations showed highly elevated levels of iodine-131 and three other radioactive substances during 30 days on average.
The level of iodine-131 in Sidney, B.C., rose to a high of 3.63 millibecquerels per cubic metre in the air on March 20. That’s over 300 times higher than the background level of 0.01 millibecquerels per cubic metre or less.
The highest level of iodine-131 recorded in the country was in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, where the concentration reached 9.76 millibecquerels per cubic metre. (or nearly 1,000 times higher than the background level).
Also in Sidney, the level of radioactive cesium-137, which has a half-life of 30 years, shot up about 40-fold, from a background level at or below 0.01 millibecquerels per cubic metre to a high of 0.4 millibecquerels per cubic metre on March 25.
Those levels were individually well below the maximum ceilings permitted by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, which for iodine-131 is 200 millibecquerels per cubic metre of exposure in the air on a daily basis for an entire year.
But when all of the radioactive material that was detected is combined together—along with unknown exposure from many other radioactive substances not being monitored by Health Canada, like strontium-90 (which has a half-life of 29 years) and plutonium-239 (with half-life of 24,000 years)—the radiation still poses a health risk as it concentrates and becomes more potent in the food chain, said Gordon Edwards of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility...
2011-03-26 Weather Models Show High Levels of Radiation Entering U.S. from Japan by Kurt Nimmo, Infowars.com.
"On Saturday, Yukiya Amano, the director of the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency, said the Japanese nuclear crisis could go on for weeks, if not for months...
...Scientists quoted by the corporate media continue to insist that radioactive particles crossing the Pacific are far too diluted to cause any harm.
In fact, scientists are complaining that the Japanese have not fowarded sufficient information on the nuclear meltdown. They say the quality and quantity of information coming out of Japan has left gaping holes in their understanding of the disaster nearly two weeks after it began.
Independent researchers, however, dispute claims that the radiation now lofting over the northern hemisphere is not dangerous. The Weather Online website has posted a number animated models showing dangerous concentrations of iodine 131 and caesium 137 entering the United States with prevailing weather and the jet stream."
2011-03-26 3/26/2011 -- USA / EU Radiation and Jetstream Forecast - UPDATE (Video) Uploaded by dutchsinse on Mar 26, 2011, "If you live in the areas (west coast USA, Canada, Mexico, and also MIDWEST US)... pay close attention.. may not want to go outside during this ...The radiation flow, forecast and shown by these several models... tells the tale of the isotopes coming our way... .. it will be up to you to decide if you should go outside during the time these clouds are over the USA, Canada, and Mexico... "




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