West Coast of North America to Be Hit Hard by Fukushima Radiation

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Radiation Levels Will Concentrate in Pockets In Baja California and Other West Coast Locations

An ocean current called the North Pacific Gyre is bringing Japanese radiation to the West Coast of North America:

West Coast of North America to Be Hit Hard by Fukushima Radiation

While many people assume that the ocean will dilute the Fukushima radiation, a previously-secret 1955 U.S. government report concluded that the ocean may not adequately dilute radiation from nuclear accidents, and there could be “pockets” and “streams” of highly-concentrated radiation.

The University of Hawaii’s International Pacific Research Center created a graphic showing the projected dispersion of debris from Japan:

http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu/users/nikolai/2011/Pacific_Islands/Simulation_of_Debris_from_March_11_2011_Japan_tsunami.gif

Last year, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and 3 scientists from the GEOMAR Research Center for Marine Geosciences showed that radiation on the West Coast of North America could end up being 10 times higher than in Japan:

After 10 years the concentrations become nearly homogeneous over the whole Pacific, with higher values in the east, extending along the North American coast with a maximum (~1 × 10−4) off Baja California. 

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With caution given to the various idealizations (unknown actual oceanic state during release, unknown release area, no biological effects included, see section 3.4), the following conclusions may be drawn. (i) Dilution due to swift horizontal and vertical dispersion in the vicinity of the energetic Kuroshio regime leads to a rapid decrease of radioactivity levels during the first 2 years, with a decline of near-surface peak concentrations to values around 10 Bq m−3 (based on a total input of 10 PBq). The strong lateral dispersion, related to the vigorous eddy fields in the mid-latitude western Pacific, appears significantly under-estimated in the non-eddying (0.5°) model version. (ii) The subsequent pace of dilution is strongly reduced, owing to the eastward advection of the main tracer cloud towards the much less energetic areas of the central and eastern North Pacific. (iii) The magnitude of additional peak radioactivity should drop to values comparable to the pre-Fukushima levels after 6–9 years (i.e. total peak concentrations would then have declined below twice pre-Fukushima levels). (iv) By then the tracer cloud will span almost the entire North Pacific, with peak concentrations off the North American coast an order-of-magnitude higher than in the western Pacific.

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(“Order-of-magnitude” is a scientific term which means 10 times higher.  The “Western Pacific” means Japan’s East Coast.)

And a team of top Chinese scientists has just published a study in the Science China Earth Sciences journal showing that Fukushima nuclear pollution is becoming more concentrated as it approaches the West Coast of the United States, that the plume crosses the ocean in a nearly straight line toward North America, and that it appears to stay together with little dispersion:

On March 30, 2011, the Japan Central News Agency reported the monitored radioactive pollutions that were 4000 times higher than the standard level. Whether or not these nuclear pollutants will be transported to the Pacific-neighboring countries through oceanic circulations becomes a world-wide concern.

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The time scale of the nuclear pollutants reaching the west coast of America is 3.2 years if it is estimated using the surface drifting buoys and 3.9 years if it is estimated using the nuclear pollutant particulate tracers.

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The half life of cesium-137 is so long that it produces more damage to human. Figure 4 gives the examples of the distribution of the impact strength of Cesium-137 at year 1.5 (panel (a)), year 3.5 (panel (b)), and year 4 (panel (c)).

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It is worth noting that due to the current near the shore cannot be well reconstructed by the global ocean reanalysis, some nuclear pollutant particulate tracers may come to rest in near shore area, which may result in additional uncertainty in the estimation of the impact strength.

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Since the major transport mechanism of nuclear pollutants for the west coast of America is the Kuroshio-extension currents, after four years, the impact strength of Cesium-137 in the west coast area of America is as high as 4%.


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9 Comments »

  1. ravenmaven August 22, 2013 at 3:17 am - Reply

    It seems that karma has come to rest on our doorstep…fair play for our getting into the bed with Satan’s seedline!! “And now I have become death…the destroyer of worlds”

  2. Carri August 22, 2013 at 1:53 am - Reply

    This article is an Excellent analysis of the ocean radiation from Fukushima.

    For those wanting to keep up-to-date on Japan’s crisis and how it could affect the world, go to the highly recommended site ENENEWS and join the conversation.

  3. Frank August 22, 2013 at 1:04 am - Reply

    Americans should not have to worry about this when they take out their Obamacare insurance policies.

    • ravenmaven August 22, 2013 at 3:19 am - Reply

      Frank…you are too stupid to post.

    • Leo August 22, 2013 at 3:19 am - Reply

      Ha Ha Ha. Good one

  4. 5 War Veteran August 21, 2013 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    Great way to state the obvious! This was a planned event. The Elite wanted control of Japan’s financial system. They threatened with earth quakes and then they provided the big one.
    Japan is dying and the banking Elite are to blame. Remember they control the money and the resources.
    It is that simple.
    They will also benefit from the medical costs to follow. Planned!

    • Regina Igors August 22, 2013 at 7:23 am - Reply

      Everyone, believe what 5 War Veteran speaks.
      And,may i ask you… is it also the plan to rid America of the Daughter of JFK? Barry is sending her as Ambassador to contaminated Japan, after giving her a hug and getting her to disclose her $500 million in assets, being married to the jew that she is. Is she dying of cancer or will they steal her money?

  5. close to the edge August 21, 2013 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Do they really think we’re all ignorant to the facts, feeding false info to pacify the masses while the level of Rad’ continues to rise out of control.From the start, the fall-out spread across to Alaska and down the westcoast within a week and increasing everyday as rain moving inland and ingested into the seafood from the ocean bring the cessium levels in fish way beyond safe levels, if you can believe them. They do rig the readings as worker’s going in get 5yrs the level in a matter of hrs’.The Tuna alone who breed along Japan and move toward the Cal.coast as they grow are way beyond the safety zone, if there is one. Remember,the Gov’ sets the rates, and we know how much we can trust Oba n Co’ as ‘traitors,liars and thieves’.”All the food is safe.” Even China spoke up right away clamping down on Japan the exports of ‘Greens’ but strongly about the history of covering up the ‘Real truth’.China even dumped the GMO Corn into the ocean, that’s how dangerous GMOs’ are and Russia refused food products and any GMO seeds. That sort of says it all,does’nt it? Within 2 weeks the flow of the Pacific currents circle the ocean back to Japan.Increasing the levels hourly as they lie to their own folks and all others. I worked at a Nuc’ Plant in NE.Ohio and as we were working on the Radioactive Waste Containment we were told it was out-of-date yrs’ before it went on line. Other changes were done without our knowledge, we were doing the construction and we did quality work cuz we also lived around the plants with our families and followed the Quality Control as was deemed ‘Up to date’ at the time,though things were altered from the top down. Do not believe what’s being fed to us! Have you seen any of this on the news? Yet it’s the most deadly event over-all,along with Chem n Bio and nucs’ in the Mid’East war which our muslum Pres’ continues to arm and back the Muslum Brotherhood who want all to bow to allah or die. What does Oba fear from a cross when he speaks at colleges and events?

  6. Leo August 21, 2013 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    If everyone on the west coast starts glowing in the dark that will be a clear indication the fukushima story might be legitimate .

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