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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
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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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 06:17 PM
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1. I am not saying it is not a problem but really what can you do
lock yourself in the house and duct tape your windows?
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 06:19 PM
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2. Some people have fallout shelters.
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 06:21 PM
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3. Haven't heard the words(fallout shelter) for decades, I suppose a
few people have them.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 06:23 PM
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5. Lower my exposure as best I can.
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sensate2000 Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 06:22 PM
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4. Duck and cover everybody!
"Some people have fallout shelters" illegal codesmilie_remote(' :rofl:')
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 06:30 PM
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6. Does anyone know how much radiation we were exposed to
back in the 40s 50s and 60s from all the testing that went on? I think most of ours were done underground but the USSR did theirs on the surface even the 100 megaton one.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 06:44 PM
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7. Most of ours in the 50's and early 60's were above ground
and even the underground tests had a bit of venting, some as late as the 70's had a *lot* of venting.
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cutlassmama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-29-11 07:45 AM
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8. my nose has been itching all day. I wonder if it's due to the radiation
since we had our windows and doors open all day.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-29-11 07:48 AM
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9. Just follow the jet stream
.
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