Radiation Watch over USA & Northern Hemisphere

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Radiation levels can be monitored across the USA, and the Northern Hemisphere, for those who are concerned about radiation exposure.

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See map on this page which is kept updated:

http://radiationnetwork.com/

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How the Map Works:

A growing number of Radiation Monitoring Stations across the country, using various models of Digital Geiger Counters, upload their Radiation Count data in real time to their computer using a Data Cable, and then over the Internet to this web site, all of this accomplished through Geiger Graph for Networks software.

How to Read the Map:

Referring to the Map Legend at the bottom left corner of the map, locate Monitoring Stations around the country that are contributing radiation data to this map as you read this, and watch the numbers on those monitoring stations update as frequently as every minute (your browser will automatically refresh). 

The numbers represent radiation Counts per Minute, abbreviated CPM, and under normal conditions, quantify the level of background radiation, i.e. environmental radiation from outer space as well as from the earth’s crust and air. 

Depending on your location within the US, your elevation or altitude, and your model of Geiger counter, this background radiation level might average anywhere from 5 to 60 CPM, and while background radiation levels are random, it would be unusual for those levels to exceed 130 CPM. 

Thus, the "Alert Level" for the National Radiation Map is 130 CPM, so if you see any Monitoring Stations with CPM value above 130, further indicated by an Alert symbol over those stations, it probably means that some radioactive source above and beyond background radiation is responsible.

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Radiation can be picked up by the jet stream.

This is how the jet stream moves over the country:

http://www.weatherimages.org/data/imag192.html

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The jet stream will also carry this around the globe, so other countries should be aware of this.

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Also, added to any nuclear generated radiation, we also have solar radiation, making some areas more sensitive to increased amounts of radiation.

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Possible Nuclear fallout from current Japan nuclear crisis:

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This article discusses false radiation rumors:

http://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2011/03/15/false-radiation-rumors-run-rampant/

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This seems to be a good guide to radiation fallout, and how to respond:

http://www.ki4u.com/illwind.htm

There is a helpful section on how to protect farms as well.

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For European Radiation Monitoring:

The following Links borrowed from

http://ascendingstarseed.wordpress.com/2011/03/27/urgent-usa-eu-radiation-and-jetstream-forecast-update-more-radiation-forecast-links-march-26-2011/

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Radiation forecasting links:

http://www.woweather.com/weather/news/fukushima?LANG=us&a…

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Thanks to youtube user Androdameia for the below EUROPE radiation monitoring link:

http://eurdeppub.jrc.it/eurdeppub/home.aspx#

http://www.jaif.or.jp/english/

http://www.rivm.nl/milieuportaal/dossier/meetnetten/radio…

http://www.radiationnetwork.com/

http://www.blackcatsystems.com/RadMap/map.html

http://www.epa.gov (click on radiation update)

http://www.irsn.fr/EN/Pages/home.aspx

http://www.nucleartourist.com/

http://www.stuk.fi/index_en.html

http://www.mext.go.jp/english/radioactivity_level/detail/…

http://www.nisa.meti.go.jp/english/index.html

http://www.rivm.nl/milieuportaal/dossier/meetnetten/radio…

http://www.yle.fi/tekstitv/html/P867_02.html

http://www.mapion.co.jp/topics/genpatu/

http://strahlenbelastung.wo-wann-wer.de/

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Dutch radiation monitoring:

http://www.rivm.nl/milieuportaal/dossier/meetnetten/radio…

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Swiss radiation monitoring:

https://www.naz.ch/en/aktuell/zeitverlaeufe.html

Finland radiation monitoring:

http://www.yle.fi/tekstitv/html/P160_01.html

www.yle.fi/tekstitv/html/P867_02.html

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French radiation monitoring: (courtesy of youtube user: RehKurts ! )

http://sws.irsn.fr/sws/mesure/index

http://www.irsn.fr/FR/Documents/france.htm

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Jet stream forecasting:

http://squall.sfsu.edu/crws/jetstream.html

http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/CT/animate.arctic.color.0.html

http://nowcoast.noaa.gov/

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/tropicalwx/satpix/nwpac_ir4_l…

http://www.stormsurfing.com/cgi/display_alt.cgi?a=glob_250

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Japan and Asia:

http://www.radiationnetwork.com/Japan.htm

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Right now, on March 27, 2011, there does not seem to be a threat from Japan.

But this guide can be used to monitor nuclear fallout from Japan, and other future possible threats.

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Marianne’s note:

If something terrible really does happen, the results could be quite deadly.

The half life for Uranium – 235, and -238 is in the billions of years, Plutonium – 239 is about 25,000 years.  Cesium –137 is about 30 years.  These 3 isotopes can be used to make bombs.

The radiation we normally see from power plant defects is iodine – 131.  Its half life is 8 days.  

The wrong dose of anything can be serious.

We need to remember there is a God who will answer in time of need, if we just humble ourselves, repent of our sins, and call upon Him in faith.

 


30 Responses to “Radiation Watch over USA & Northern Hemisphere”

  1. Radiation is already beginning to show up in the US:

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2011/03/department_of_p.html?p1=News_links

    • hi Sarah

      As long as the radiation is only Iodine – 131, we do not have much to worry about. The half life is 8 days. For that period of time, we can stay indoors until it dies off. However, we do need to be informed when it happens.

      But if there was a worse incident in the future, and another radioactive isotope were released, example uranium, it would be devastating. So, I hope that does not happen..

      I am glad you mentioned this. I should mention iodide in the post.

  2. vision of a black cloud of radiation

    http://nccg.org/lev20110317.html

  3. this is all very interesting, if not alarming, but people worried about health affects from Radiation, should test their basements for Radon Gas, which is the same type of radiation leak coming up from the earth in a gaseous state. Many people have been sickened by Radon Gas, maybe millions, and sealing the foundation against Radon Gas is a more protective step a reasonable person could do today if they are worried about radioactive contamination and ill health.

  4. What’s scary is that we never know how much are the governments actually willing to tell us. If this problem in Japan is beyond repair we will know when is already too late.

  5. The Japanese, some say, should have already buried their reactors in
    concrete, as was done at Chernobyl.

    Mariel

  6. It seems peculiar that we moderns use electronic gadgets that blast us with microwaves…HD television, cell phones inside the ear…the radiation used on bananas in transport is huge…on and on. Yet we are upset over this Japanese mess.
    The antidote to all nuclear exposure is chlorophyll…green vegetables. Also rest. The poor souls at Hiroshima who gave up in despair and slept for days actually woke up much better off than go-getters.
    We all must pray for the Japanese people and their huge challenge. Many are Christians and our prayers join theirs.

  7. When the atom bomb was dropped in 1945 the radiation levels were millions of times worse than they are from the reactor explosion.
    When the atom bomb exploded it was thousands of feet in the air putting nuclear radiation into the the atmosphere and sending it across the earth. When the reactor exploded it was in the ground. The blast pushed the radiation into the ground not all around. The major problem is the radiation contaminating the water in mas amounts.

  8. Marianne, I think I remember a prophecy about a second event to happen like Chernobyl but I do not remember where I have seen this. Do you know of any prophecy concerning this?

  9. Marianne, I am scared! This morning I was revealed things that had me on the verge of tears. At the beginning I felt this message must be passed on to you because you would feel it true and you’d understand. I fear that you might get angry at me and won’t want me here. Please be open-minded. You can get a hold of me by email, you know that.

    Here it goes:

    After my kids went to school and my husband for work, I was here in front of the computer reading news and Wikipedia on past presidential stories to beef up my US politics. I can “see” with my mind, that’s how I know, i.e., my mom is around who passed away from breast cancer many years ago. This time, I saw Her. I saw Our Blessed Mother’s profile, light blue mantle, eyes aqua, skin so terse and spotless. Beautiful. Then, it changed to my actual statue of María Rosa Mystica that I received from Germany. That one is upstairs in Jen’s bedroom, so I went upstairs. I knew something was up.

    I felt I needed pencil and paper because I was going to receive a message. Again, I am scared. This is not the same stuff I used to get months ago. I am translating to English since Spanish is my main language:

    “The moment is close; the strength of Jesus Christ against those who betrayed Him will have no mercy. I ask you to write this message on the Internet, so anybody that reads this can see My words. These messages will be read by many, and even though many will doubt My words or My mere existence, I will give you the strength you need to continue.

    All those that pray to Me (She switched to Our Lady of Guadalupe’s dark blue mantle with golden stars), will be covered with my Holy mantle and I will help them with their physical and spiritual afflictions. They must have a lot of faith and patience, because the Kingdom of God will help heal their wounds.”

    (At this moment I asked about Our Lady of Akita, and Japan, plus other questions related to this and why this happened to them). Again bear with me I am scared and translating the best I can!

    “Because they were not moved nor listened to My message. They didn’t convert (to Catholicism or to The Holy Church). They suffer as punishment sent by My Son, for worshipping other gods and not the One True God.” (in Spanish, “Santísimo”) I concluded that Japan violated at least one of the 10th Commandments.

    I was shocked because stuff like this has never been seen before. So I asked about us, the USA because of what’s happening in Japan about this radiation will come here. “The time is getting close; the United States will suffer the consequences of Japan’s tragedy.” This time in my head I am shown people with skin and blood falling off their muscles. Horrible! I shook my head “No, no, I don’t wanna see this please, no!”

    I asked for protection for my family, for us, to please wrap my children and my husband in Jesus and Mary’s Sacred Hearts, plus other things I can’t remember because I prayed so fast. “You have lived a life so simple and so good. I will take you soon with Me.” This was not easy to handle, Marianne. I wondered about my family, and Jenny, since she’s the one quite close to Her too… “I don’t want you to suffer God’s plan.” This broke my heart, not knowing what will my children will go through, what will happen to them, nothing!

    I prayed more and more, and I continued to ask for mercy for my family (I took myself out of the equation because I asked to take whatever punishment and give it to me! As a mother and housewife!).

    Then She showed me THIS:

    I am in my backyard, and I see the “two suns”. They’re about the same size, but larger, way closer to Earth. It’s daytime, the skies are pink, orange and other hues. The two suns collide right in front of me, and I look at both suns and my eyes do not hurt, I can look at them with my eyes open wide.

    Out of the collision, these suns are so bright, like white, and off of them there’s meteorites, shooting stars, these shooting stars cover the skies on my left, right, above me. Then I thought, “So that’s the way it will be”. It was very scary! I didn’t see two suns merging into one, it was like they bumped to each other and separated again.

    Then what I got is this:

    “Then people will know that this comes from Our Divine Lord and it’s not from nature. Scientists will not be able to stop this, as prepared as they may be. They will try to explain it in a scientific way so people believe what they say, but it doesn’t matter how much they explain it or try to explain it, they know that they can’t convince the general population because they know themselves that this comes from God.”

    Please don’t be mad at me, I did what I could to bring it forth to you as I think that was one thing I was asked but not directly. I must prepare a blog or something to write messages (I can’t do that on my Palin blog, YKWIM).

    If I have offended anybody please I am sorry. I am scared for the first time in my life about Heaven’s decisions and here I was so sure and so confident; also, after reading everything theologically possible for me to understand. It’s not the same reading it as “seeing” it.

    Please pray on this, that is a message that I personally pass along to you.

    May God help and protect us!

    • thepalinexpress

      We all are aware that the time is close for the return of Jesus.

      It is not like he is in heaven waiting to leave. He has already left.

      We must give our hearts to Jesus and trust Him only for salvation.

      And for the near future, this means physical as well as spiritual salvation.

      • Hi Marianne,

        Can you elaborate? What do you mean by “He has already left?”

        Thanks!

        • malia

          If you knew a bus was to leave its place of origin, and it took 30 minutes to arrive where you are, you would understand that.

          If you are told the bus will come soon some time this week, you would understand that, but not know when it would arrive.

          But if you were told the bus has left where it is, and is headed in your direction, you would then understand that the bus will come within 30 minutes or less.

          So when I say Jesus has left heaven, he has left!

          He is now working in the heavenlies somewhere between the 3rd heaven, where God the father is, and earth.

          We will see him soon.

        • malia

          If you knew a bus was to leave its place of origin, and it took 30 minutes to arrive where you are, you would understand that.

          If you are told the bus will come soon some time this week, you would understand that, but not know when it would arrive.

          But if you were told the bus has left where it is, and is headed in your direction, you would then understand that the bus will come within 30 minutes or less.

          So when I say Jesus has left heaven, he has left!

          He is now working in the heavenlies somewhere between the 3rd heaven, where God the father is, and earth.

          While Jesus said only the Father knows the exact day and hour, Jesus did give us clues to determine an estimated time of arrival.

          The clues are appearing now.

          Clues: false peace, war, famine, persecution of the saints, rebirth of Israel, coalition of Israel’s enemies against her, nations turning against Israel, apostasy in the church, false teachers and prophets, one world government coming,….etc…
          We will see him very soon.

          • Yes, I see the clues and know He is coming soon but I am still curious about your statement that he has already left. That assumes that a distance and a rate/speed of travel is known. I have always thought that as soon as He leaves, He arrives with no time elapsed.

            • hi malia

              That is a good question. He never told us the rate of speed, or what else he would be doing after he “left” before he gets to us. The bible mentions a war in the heavenlies which casts satan down to earth, which starts the persecution of the saints (jews and christians). That might be what is going on now.

              • Where do you see this idea of Jesus having left at all?

                • just my interpretation of scripture as the time comes close for him to be here. logically, if he is on his way, because it is time for him to be here, he has “left” where he is to come “here.”

    • thepalinexpress,

      I have been frightened as well too. I think we all have felt afraid since we can all “sense” we are in the middle of something very bad, as Marianne as also stated.

      I just wanted to give you a few verses that I think would help as they have helped me when I feel afraid, especially Psalm 91.

      John 10:1-30 This verse talks about how NO ONE can snatch us out of our Father’s hand.

      What I tell my son, is that who ever calls upon the name of Jesus will absolutely, beyond any shadow of doubt, will BE SAVED. This not only applies to a “spiritual saving” but a PHYSICAL one as well!

      So if we find ourselves in the midst of chaos, fear and panic…..just remember that……anyone who calls upon the name of Jesus will be SAVED. Acts 2:21 & Joel 2:32
      :)

      http://bible.cc/acts/2-21.htm

      John 10:1-30

      The Psalms
      91

      Abiding in the Shadow of the Almighty
      1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High

      shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
      2 I will say of the LORD,

      He is my refuge and my fortress:
      my God; in him will I trust.
      3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler,

      and from the noisome pestilence.
      4 He shall cover thee with his feathers,

      and under his wings shalt thou trust:
      his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
      5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night;

      nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
      6 nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness;

      nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
      7 A thousand shall fall at thy side,

      and ten thousand at thy right hand;
      but it shall not come nigh thee.
      8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold

      and see the reward of the wicked.
      9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge,

      even the Most High, thy habitation;
      10 there shall no evil befall thee,

      neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
      11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, Mt. 4.6 · Lk. 4.10

      to keep thee in all thy ways.
      12 They shall bear thee up in their hands,

      lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Mt. 4.6 · Lk. 4.11
      13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder:

      the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Lk. 10.19
      14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him:

      I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
      15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him:

      I will be with him in trouble;
      I will deliver him, and honor him.
      16 With long life will I satisfy him,

      and show him my salvation.

    • I have recently had a dream with two suns close together, too. The strange thing was that I could see to the surface of them without getting blinded. Another thing was that they had many black spots. They appeared to be in the northern part of the sky.

  10. From an email sent to me.

    Synopsis of Nuclear Reactors in Japan

    This was written by a friend of a friend who seems to have the required credentials to speak to this… FYI

    Bill wrote this up for his children. Since he is a nuclear engineer and has been involved in building and dismantling nuclear power plants for many years (He’s known in the industry as the Grandfather of Nuclear Decommissioning), he has a far better understanding of just what happened in Japan than what we’re getting from the news media, who often misstate things due to their lack of understanding of it all – which to me, is completely consistent with their standard practices.

    What happened to the reactors in Japan? In a nutshell:

    1.. When the earthquake hit the nuclear plants in the area, they automatically shut down as a safety measure. There was no plant damage at that time, because they are designed for even larger earthquakes than the one that hit

    2.. All plant systems operated normally until the tsunami hit.

    3.. The tsunami wiped out all the power lines in the area including the primary and secondary power feeds to the plant.

    4.. That caused the emergency diesels to start up automatically, and they operated normally until,

    5 The tsunami wiped out the fuel supply to the emergency diesels.

    6.. The operators then switched to the plant’s batteries, but they only had power for 8 hours and then they shut down.

    7.. The plant was then without any electricity to operate cooling pumps for the reactor core and the pressure in the reactor vessel gradually increased as the temperature of the fuel elements increased due to decay heat (more later).

    8.. As the temperature in the reactor vessel increased and the water in the vessel began to evaporate, the operators vented the reactor vessel gases to the primary containment shell surrounding the reactor in order to keep the pressure down within the reactor.

    9.. Since there was no way to add water to the reactor vessel, the water level kept receding in the vessel due to evaporation and that uncovered the top of the fuel elements.

    10. The temperature of the uncovered fuel elements exceded the melting point of the fuel cladding (Zirconium), and it began to melt (not the fuel elements, but the cladding around the elements).

    11. When Zirconium melts, it gives off hydrogen which mixed with the vapor being vented to the primary containment.

    12. The operators began venting some of the gas in the primary containment to the reactor building the Japanese placed around their primary containment. The hydrogen in the gas mixed with air and was exposed to some form of spark or flame and exploded,destroying the roof and the siding of the building. That building serves no safety function, it just saves space. We in the USA have a building separate from the primary containment for offices and support equipment.

    13. The Japanese decided to flood the primary containment of two of their reactors (so far) with sea water to provide natural circulation cooling to the reactor vessel and, thus, to the fuel within the reactor vessel. (Those plants will never operate again because of sea water corrosion.)

    14. The Japanese brought in replacement emergency diesel generators but too late to help.

    15. The punch line: The safety systems worked well for what they were designed for.

    16. The fault: The plant was not designed to cope with a tsunami of this magnitude.

    17. The solution per WJM: Place the fuel supplies to the emergency diesels underground; make sure the emergency diesels are in water-proof buidings (I think they were); have spare emergency diesels ready to be flown in by helicopter quickly; have reserve diesel fuel tanks ready to be flown in by helicopter as needed. I bet the Japanese will be doing this for all of their nuclear plants in the very near future.

    I believe similar precautions will be taken in this country for all ocean side nuclear plants (including Seabrook and San Onofre 1 and 2) even though our history is nowhere near the seismic or tsunami history of Japan. Better to be safe than sorry.

    Tell your friends that if there is a threat of an earthquake, run to your nearest nuclear plant. It still is the safest place to be.

    NOTE: The fission process caused radioactive decay of the uranium in the fuel. That decay generates other radioactive isotopes which continue to decay and transform until they reach a steady-state. So even after the plant shuts down, the decay process, started when the plant was operating, still continues and generates heat at much lower levels but still heat that requires removal to keep the fuel temperatures at safe levels.

    As to Chernobyl: That type of reactor had no primary containment shell. It would never have been licensed to operate anywhere in the Western world.

    As to Three Mile Island: Flooding the containment shells will most likely quench the heat source before it reaches TMI levels, but remember, not a single soul was injured at TMI or anywhere around it. All radioactivity was contained in the primary containment. That’s its purpose. (Note from me: Bill was called in on when Three Mile Island had their problem. His company supplied some of the equipment they needed to take care of things.) Now back to Bill…

    If you want to confound the anti-nuclear people, ask them if they knew that the radioactivity being emitted from the stack of any coal plant is greater than the allowable emission from any nuclear plant?

  11. Sent by Rosa

    Copyright © 2011 Colgan Instshima Update 11th April 2011

    11 April 2011 Fukushima Overtakes Chernobyl: Now Worldwide Emergency

    Dr Michael Colgan

    Since our earlier press releases,1 Fukushima has become a lot worse. Today, 11 April 2011, at a press conference in Tokyo, in the face of continuing increases in radiation, the Japanese Government announced will extend the mandatory evacuation zone around the stricken nuclear plant to 30km and evacuate contaminated towns including Namie, Iitate and Minamisoma. Even outside the new evacuation zone, Kyodo News reports that, “radiation ranges from 590,000 to 2.19 million Bequerels/cubic meter”. These numbers far exceed the levels at Chernobyl, which ranged up to 550,000 Bequerels/cubic meter.
    Also today, Japan Broadcasting Corporation reported figures from Tokyo Electric Power Company of 300,000 Bequerels of iodine-131 per cubic centimeter, in the sea close to the intake of Fukushima No 2 Reactor, measured on Saturday.9 April. That is 7.5 million times above the legal limit. It also reported 200,000 Bequerels per cubic centimeter, or 5 million times above the limit measured at 9am today. Today’s sample also shows cesium-137, with a half-life of 30 years, at 1.1 million times above the limit. All of this water is sending plumes of radiation into the air.
    Yesterday, Sunday,10 April 2011, the Japan Times raged against Tokyo Electric Power Co by quoting nuclear engineer Tetsunari Iida, that the catastrophe has grown “beyond the reach” of Japan’s nuclear establishment. Satoshi Sato, a Japanese nuclear industry consultant, called the current strategies a “waste of effort.” He said, “Plant instruments are likely damaged and unreliable because of the intense heat, and pumping more water into the reactors is only making the contamination problem worse.”

    The past week has seen numerous unsuccessful attempts to control cooling water leaking back out of the damaged reactors, radioactive to millions of times beyond the acceptable limit, so radioactive that contact with it would be lethal within six minutes. “Screaming with radioactivity,” US nuclear engineer Michael Friedlander told The Washington Post, which reported waste water levels at ten million times over the limit.

    This is unbelievably extreme radioactivity, by far the worst ever from a reactor accident, released into the environment, completely beyond the limits of any possible shielding or cleaning. There is now no strategy in place that will stop the radiation release, indicating that the Fukushima catastrophe is far worse than Chernobyl.
    As of today, 11 April 2011, some nuclear experts in Japan consider that the Fukushima reactors, holding 1,760 tons of nuclear fuel, versus 180 tons at Chernobyl, are beyond control. Hidehiko Nishiyama, deputy director-general of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), stated yesterday, “We cannot say what the outlook is for the next stage”.

    The desperate Tokyo Electric Power Company has also deliberately poured more than 10,000 tons of less radioactive water, a mere 100 times or so over the limit, directly into the Pacific Ocean. This clear violation of international law has aroused furious diplomatic objections from China and South Korea, now resounding and multiplying throughout Asia. Meanwhile, Japanese politicians foment strategies to remove Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, for bungling the whole problem.
    Despite all the doom and gloom, I feel somewhat confident that TEPCO have now accepted the loss of face, and have finally engaged the best minds from Exelon, and Bechtel, the largest US nuclear operators, to fix it. It will still take many months, however. Meanwhile you have to protect yourself.

    Radiation over America and Canada

    In a head-in-the-sand refusal to acknowledge publicly that North America is sitting under a radiation cloud from Fukushima, the US and Canadian governments have yet to take official action to protect the public. Not so in Europe, where the radioactivity measurements show a much smaller fallout, only about 10% of that in North America. Nuclear authorities know well that even the small level of fallout in Europe is poisonous. On 7 April 2011, the French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), and CRIIRAD the French nuclear research institution, issued an information package on the risks of radioactive iodine-131. They advise all citizens, that the risks from Fukushima, “are not negligible.” They especially warn pregnant women and infants against “risky behavior,” such as consuming rain water, fresh milk, goat, sheep, and cow cheeses, and vegetables with large leaves.

    As we reported earlier,1 radiation from Fukushima began hitting the west coast of North America on Monday 14 March 2011, three days after the Japanese earthquake. It has increases dramatically since. The next strong plume is forecast to blanket California April 12-14.

    For the past three weeks, large amounts of fallout have been coming down with the rain over British Columbia. Simon Fraser University researchers collected samples on Burnaby Mountain and in downtown Vancouver. They first detected the iodine-131 signature in samples from March 19, 20, and 25. Here are the results (measured in Bequerels/L, that is, decays of iodine-131 per second/ per litre of rainwater)
    March 18 0 Bq/l
    March 19 9 Bq/l
    March 20 12 Bq/l
    March 25 11 Bq/l
    12 Bq/L is equal to 324.3 picoCuries per liter. (Conversion calculator here) EPA drinking water limit for Iodine-131 is 3 picoCuries per liter. So the rain in Vancouver is up to 108 times over the limit.

    A good example of the US food chain contamination is milk. On 8 April, Forbes reported that milk samples from Phoenix and Los Angeles containing iodine-131 at levels equal to the maximum of 3.0 picoCuries per liter permitted by the EPA, The Phoenix samples contained 3.2. The Los Angeles samples contained 2.9. On 10 April, Forbes reported the highest levels yet, 8.9 picoCuries per liter in samples from Little Rock, three times over the limit. There are now more than 100 similar reports on the internet from universities and research organisations throughout North America

    Protect Your Family

    In previous reports from the Colgan Institute,1 I documented the unfolding catastrophe, and advised protective measures against absorbing radioactive iodine-131 that has entered North America. Iodine-131 has a half-life of only 8.2 days, that is, half its radiation decays in that period, and it is much less dangerous. With daily iodine supplementation of 200-400 micrograms, and avoidance of cow’s milk and fresh cheese, except after freezing it for two weeks, you can avoid most of it.
    We also advise people to avoid Japanese seafood and vegetables, and avoid rain on your skin. Western beaches and seaweed in North America are becoming progressively polluted with radiation, and, regrettably, it might be wise to avoid them also this summer. These measures will do a lot to prevent radiation from accumulating in your body to levels likely to cause disease. Now is also a good time to catch up on your family emergency preparedness kit, with 20 gallons of clean water, and long-term storage food.

    The Nuclear Future

    Fukushima is a very serious catastrophe. It shows clearly that any technologically advanced civilization, including the US and Canada can be rendered helpless in a second by a nuclear accident. There is no safe level of man-made radiation. Some people seem to have forgotten the history. My own mentor Richard Feynman, and Robert Oppenheimer, the developers of the Hiroshima bomb, both came to oppose nuclear development in the end. Einstein, whose genius made nuclear power possible, was against using it from the very beginning. In the 1950s, Linus Pauling, the only two-time winner of the Nobel Prize, warned the public repeatedly about any exposure to radiation. Pauling’s writings were endorsed by thousands of scientists worldwide, which finally led John F. Kennedy to sign the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with the USSR on 5 August 1963.

    Now, in the race for global energy supremacy, the nuclear industry is using its endless taxpayer funding for thousands of “expert” puppets to sing nuclear lullabies to the masses. If I see another nuclear safety story set to the theme of Snow White, I really believe I will vomit. Are we just sheeple to be herded by such fairy tales? Another million cancers swept under the carpet? Another million malformed babies? If we can even conceive them. US male sperm counts are now so low in that five million couples cannot

    In 1964, geneticist Hermann Mueller, another Nobel Prize winner, spelled out in his treatise, Radiation and Heredity the genetic damage of ionizing radiation in humans. He accurately predicted the reduction of sperm counts, sperm viability, and fertility rates in the US that has occurred over the last three decades. Now is the time to object to nuclear power. Now is the time to besiege your representatives to turn towards the real green energy of wind, and solar, and tidal force, before we have another disaster that could turn the Earth into a radioactive cinder.

    1. Colgan Institute Reports on the Fukushima disaster 12, 13 ,16, 17, 31, 30 March, 1, 4, April, http://www.colganinstitute.com
    2. http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/node/1944
    3. (tetsu@isep.or.jp
    4. http://blogs.forbes.com/jeffmcmahon/2011/04/10/epa-new-radiation-highs-in-little-rock-milk-philadelphia-drinking-water/
    5. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/radiation-levels-reach-new-highs-as-conditions-worsen-for-workers/2011/03/27/AFsMLFiB_story.html
    6. CRIIRAD: Doses reçues par INGESTION d’iode 131 (7 Avril 2011) [EN - Ingestion of 131 iodine : Bq and doses]
    7. CRIIRAD: Accidents nucléaires au Japon : dossier spécial
    8. CRIIRAD: Contamination de la France par les rejets de la centrale de Fukushima Daiichi QUELS SONT LES RISQUES ? (7 Avril 2011) (corrected version) [EN - risk in France (and Europe)]
    9. http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2011/04/fukushima-evacuation-zone-set.html
    10. http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/a
    11. Yoko Kubota and Kiyoshi Takenaka, Reuters April 11, 2011, 8:56 am
    “Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular? But, conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one’s conscience tells one that it is right.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    http://www.foxcharlotte.com/news/nc-news/Low-Levels-of-Radiation-Detected-in-the-Carolinas-118809714.html

  13. How close are you to a nuclear plant?

    http://money.cnn.com/news/specials/nuclear_power_plants_locations/index.html

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