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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:15 PM
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Heads Up Korea and Japan. Fukushima Radiation Heading Your Way:
Until this week, most of the Fukushima radiation streamed out to sea. But check out the forecasts for this week:

Iodine 131:
http://www.woweather.com/weather/news/fukushima?LANG=us...

Xenon 133:
http://www.woweather.com/weather/news/fukushima?LANG=us...

Caesium 137:
http://www.woweather.com/weather/news/fukushima?LANG=us...

Here's a snapshot of Iodine 131 forecast for Thursday:



At a minimum, pregnant women and children should stay indoors these days....
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:17 PM
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1. Cloudy wiith a chance of caesium.
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nilram Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:08 PM
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7. don't go out without your lead umbrella!
And your lead undershorts, lead galoshes, etc.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:21 PM
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2. I remember as a kid in the 50's being told I could go out play in the snow but don't eat it because
of the fallout. It was explained to me as dirty snow. "It doesn't look dirty to me!" Invisible dirty snow and just don't eat it.


sigh
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:24 PM
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4. Did you have to do duck and cover in the classroom?
Oh the memories. It's so retro to get fallout, humanity didn't grow up enough I guess.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:34 PM
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5. I don't remember that, but we did have the sirens go off to check them weekly
or monthly or something. Of course they were used for tornado warnings also. Had a sign in my school of where people were supposed to gather (the community) in case of being bombed.
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:23 PM
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3. Lovely purple cesium boas
Wonder if anyone is testing California beef and veggies.

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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:04 PM
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6. thanks for links
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 08:04 PM by marions ghost
This article projects it going to Taiwan --(but from your map it looks like Japan and Korea will get more):

http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A...

So if Taiwanese people should stay indoors and take showers if they go out per the article, has the same warning been issued for Japan, Korea, and Eastern China?
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:11 PM
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8. I'm starting to see news articles in the Korean press....
"some particles in the rain Thursday...nuclear experts say amounts will be low...etc...etc."

I can't find any Japanese alerts yet....
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:19 PM
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9. post if you find any
I'm wondering if the Taiwanese are just more pro-active or if they expect different weather conditions from the other countries:

"Boosted by the southward movement of cold air from the Chinese mainland, these northeast winds will push a cloud of strontium and radioactive iodine particles toward Taiwan from a distance of about 2,500 km, and then the weakening high pressure over Taiwan will draw in the fallout, which will engulf the whole island for at least two days from April 6 on."
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 05:52 AM
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12. Well there you are: "(Meteorological) Agency told to reveal projections"
The government ordered the Meteorological Agency on Monday to disclose its projections on how radioactive emissions will spread from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station after it was found to be withholding U.N. data from the public since the crisis began.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said he told the agency it "should have made the data public" sooner, along with an adequate explanation. He said the agency refused to release the data because it was a part of reference materials compiled in response to a request from the International Atomic Energy Agency. It feared releasing the data could cause public misunderstanding about radiation threats.

The agency conducted a simulation based on a certain level of radioactive release from the Fukushima plant to gauge how the materials would spread based on weather conditions in the plant's vicinity, Edano said. The projection showed that the potential spread of radioactive materials per 100 sq. km, Edano said.


....

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20110405a6.htm...

That would tend to explain why I can't find any warnings....

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 06:07 AM
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13. One more cover up
I'm shocked I tell you...NOT
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 07:54 AM
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14. releasing the data
could cause public misunderstanding...

How long is it before it becomes criminal negligence NOT to release the data? Taiwan seems to be more open about it. Maybe Japan will do better.
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:23 PM
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10. The animated maps show most of the fallout so far has come directly over the USA
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 08:25 PM by Doremus
Map from start to March 18:


March 19 - current




It looks like there are few places in the world escaping it.
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:38 PM
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11. Australia
so far
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:02 AM
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15. And this shit is perfectly safe
I'll be damned if I ever believe that
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