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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 05:58 PM
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Does anybody have any wind dispersal maps so we can see
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how radiation would likely spread across the USA?

For the record, the stuff is already in Florida:


Trace amounts of radiation from Japan detected at Crystal River plant

Miniscule amounts of radiation linked to Japan's nuclear emergency, first detected in Seattle and San Diego more than a week ago, have since been monitored in Denver, Boston and across much of Florida.

Progress Energy officials confirmed Monday that an air monitor at the company's Crystal River nuclear-power plant, about 85 miles west of Orlando, detected traces of iodine-131 on Thursday. The amount of radiation was many times lower than what health standards allow and less than natural levels associated with sunlight.

Also late last week, monitors at Florida Power & Light Co.'s nuclear plants near Fort Pierce and near Homestead also began to measure very small amounts of iodine-131. FPL spokesman Michael Waldron said the radiation peaked at less than half the intensity that must be reported to authorities and has been declining since.

Iodine-131 and cesium-137, which has been detected in Alaska and California, are among the products of nuclear fission and are generally associated with nuclear-power incidents like the ongoing struggle to regain control of reactors in Japan that were crippled by a magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami earlier this month.


http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/state/os-japa...
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