Rosalind Peterson: Japan’s Nuclear Power Plants – Radiation Exposure (Repost)

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Notes on Nuclear Power Plants & Emissions

Why would the west coast USA be in danger from Meltdown of Nuclear Power Plants in Japan?

[Update: Worst Case Scenario Imminent]

[Update: We are insane: Time Lapse Map of Every 2053 Nuclear Explosions since 1945 -DS]

The prevailing jet stream winds are blowing from Japan directly across the Pacific ocean to the west coast of the United States (and then would move east on the Jet Stream). Any airborne radiation would make its way across with the jet stream, reaching the U.S. in approximately 36 hours, depending on the actual speed of the jet stream.

It is possible that early radioactive releases are already airborne and heading toward the United States.

Japan has 55 Nuclear Power Plants with 11 More planned for operation in the near future. A fast-breeder reactor is to be re-opened in the near future (this plant was closed in 1990, due to serious problems).

U.S. EPA Glossary of Radiation Terms & Other Information – March 12, 2011

U.S. EPA Radiation Protection Website – March 12, 2011

Centers for Disease Control – Radiation Emergency Brochure – Note Section on Potassium Iodide

Cesium – U.S. EPA Information Website – March 12, 2011 (Japanese Officials Have Declared State of Emergency)

Leaks at Nuclear Power Plants in Japan – Explosion at one nuclear power plant – Note Increased Cancer+Other Risks)

Strontium – U.S. EPA Information Website – March 12, 2011

Vermont Yankee-Connecticut Tritium Problems March 11, 2011 NYTimes

Nuclear Plants – Tritium Problems – U.S. EPA General InformationMarch 12, 2011

U.S. EPA March 12, 2011 – Radionuclides in Air and Water: Overview (Radiation)

14U 2011 U.S. EPA Iodine Information Website March 12, 2011 – Treatment Prior to Exposure

Please Read Information About Potassium Iodide which was used After Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Disaster
to Protect Public Health:
Website: March 12, 2011 Information:
“…Potassium iodide’s (KI) value as a radiation protective (thyroid blocking) agent was demonstrated at the time of the Chernobyl nuclear accident when Soviet authorities distributed it in a 30 km zone around the plant. The purpose was to protect residents from radioactive iodine, a highly carcinogenic material found in nuclear reactors which had been released by the damaged reactor…” (Note: Only protects
from radioactive iodine.)

U.S. EPA March 12, 2011 – Information on Americium

U.S. EPA March 12, 2011 – Information on Cobalt

U.S. EPA March 12, 2011 – Information on Plutonium

U.S. EPA March 12, 2011 – Information on Radium

U.S. EPA March 12, 2011 – Information on Radon

U.S. EPA March 12, 2011 – Information on Technetium-99

U.S. EPA March 12, 2011 – Information on Thorium

U.S. EPA March 12, 2011 – Information on Uranium

One Comment

This post is led and overshadowed by a disturbing and misleading graphic.

If it were true, at 750 rads it implies “no survivors” in Ukiah, or anywhere in the yellow cloud, in 10 days (see

No one is claiming responsibility for the graphic; I think it is a hoax (see Will Rosalind stand behind it? Will Dave?

For a more realistic evaluation of the situation, I found the following article helpful: