[ RadSafe ] Mapping Fukushima radiation as it moves across the Pacific Ocean

Roger Helbig rwhelbig at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 05:49:35 CDT 2012

I think "highly radioactive" is not an accurate statement in this
article; I also wonder about the effects of dilution; there seems to
some assumption that dilution does not occur.

Roger Helbig

New post on nuclear-news

Mapping Fukushima radiation as it moves across the Pacific Ocean

by Christina MacPherson


Maps show movement of radiation, and of debris  across Pacific
Fukushima radiation moving in seawater across Pacific Ocean, according
to consulting company, Straight.com  By Charlie Smith, March 18, 2012
Oceanic radiation from last year’s Fukushima nuclear disaster is
approaching northern Hawaii, according to the latest tracking by ASR
Limited .

The coastal-management consulting company has created a map that
follows the movement of radiation in seawater since the Japanese
earthquake on March 11, 2011. ASR Limited suggests radiation is
crossing the Pacific Ocean.

Last April, Japanese officials claimed  that they had halted the
release of radioactive radiation from the crippled nuclear reactors at

On December 5, however, the Los Angeles Times revealed  that “45 tons
of highly radioactive water” had been released from the plant on the
previous weekend.

Greenpeace has also reported  finding highly radioactive sea life off
the Japanese coast. Meanwhile, ASR Limited has also released a map
showing how far the floating island of Japanese debris has travelled
since last year’s earthquake.

It’s expected to reach the British Columbia Coast in 2013. A huge
amount of debris is headed toward British Columbia.

Christina MacPherson | March 20, 2012 at 9:55 am


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