Senin, 14 Maret 2011

Radiation From Fukushima Would Take 7 Days To Reach U.S.

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"The worst case scenario is that the fuel rods fuse together, the temperatures get so hot that they melt together in a radioactive molten mass that bursts through the containment mechanisms and is exposed to the outside. So they spew radioactivity in the ground, into the air, into the water. Some of the radioactivity could carry in the atmosphere to the West Coast of the United States." ~ Joe Cirincione, Ploughshares Fund

According to a report posted on, the radiation could take 7 days to reach the US from Fukushima. The following is the typical wind trajectory. The whole story is not being disclosed in the media, because the information is changing, and they don't want to cause unnecessary panic.

Monitoring stations in Alaska will not know if there is a threat from such radiation until Saturday at the earliest. It would take roughly eight days until it reached Honolulu, ten days for Seattle and eleven days before it hit Los Angeles, according to figures calculated by Expert Senior Global Meteorologist Jim Andrews.

Who would have known that this country would suffer two major disasters in less than 70 years.

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