Off the Scale: Geiger counter goes wild 60-70 km WEST of Fukushima
Radioactive Japan, CNN iReport, March 16, 2011:
March 16, 2011 Japan
Posted by: JOHNNYCOLT
iReport — I am roughly sixty to seventy kilometers due west from the nuclear plants that the Japanese authorities are struggling so hard to control. I witnessed two military helicopters fly over. Now, I am watching those same helicopters dropping water and attempting to cool those plants on the in-dash television of my car. This is as close as I am able to get to the plant. THE VIDEO SHOWS THE NEEDLE OF MY BICRON PGM SLAMMING THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE METER. I was taught in specialized training for this trip that, if this happened, I was to flee the area.
Sorry for any spelling typos or grammar mistakes. It's hard to edit while fleeing and, simultaneously, using CNN APP.
Floridaoilspilllaw.com reports that water cannon unable to spray reactor because radiation levels too high.
Water cannon unable to spray reactor, turns away because radiation levels too high — NHK
March 17th, 2011 at 06:50 AM
Water cannons unable spray reactor, forced to turn away because radiation level was too high — NHK at 6:20 am EST
US evacuates Japan
Raw Video: U.S. Authorizes Japan Evacuations
low radioactivity heading towards North America
UN's nuclear plume forecast animation for US, North America
Monitors detect low radioactivity heading towards North America, Reuters, March 17, 2011 at 5:54 am EST:
Low concentrations of radioactive particles are heading eastwards from Japan's disaster-hit nuclear power plant and are set to reach North America in days, a Swedish official said on Thursday. …
Stressing that the levels were not dangerous for people, he predicted the particles would continue across the Atlantic and eventually also reach Europe. …
He said he was convinced it would eventually be detected over the whole northern hemisphere.
Even low doses of radiation can increase the risk of cancer
Radiation suits from South Florida sent to help Japan, Miami Herald, March 16, 2011:
[Anesthesiologist and pain-management specialist Dr. Ronald] DeMeo said he sees the wrong message being sent about how the radiation leak isn't too dangerous.
"I really think it's the wrong message. We really have to take this seriously," DeMeo said. "Even low dose radiation exposure can increase your risk of cancer. Some people act like it's a food group and it's harmless. It's not."
Situation at Fukushima becoming a Chernobyl, only worse
How Much Radioactive Material @ Fukushima?
Helicopter overflight of Fukushima (March 16 at 4pm local time)
Fukushima goes super critical—USE THE CHERNOBYL OPTION
My reaction: Try to keep track of what is going on with Fukushima's spreading nuclear plume (see the UN animation above). When it passes over your area, stay indoors.
1) Geiger counters are going off the scale 60-70 km WEST of Fukushima
2) Water cannon unable to spray reactor because radiation levels too high
3) The US has authorized Japan Evacuations.
4) Low concentrations of radioactive particles are heading eastwards and are set to reach North America in days.
5) Even low doses of radiation can increase the risk of cancer.
6) Situation at Fukushima turning into a Chernobyl, only worse.
Conclusion: At this point, Fukushima is lost. Japan needs to sandbag the plant (the Chernobyl option) as soon as possible.