Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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

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

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:.

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.


  1. Hiroshima...Nagasaki..
    Revenge is best served cold.

  2. depends on what sort of radiation it is. Alpha radiation won't pass through a sheet of paper where as gamma radiation will.
    More people will die or be injured from falling turbine blades.

  3. I'm just amazed how the radiation is preserved for its long journey in the water. If they could do that with light it'd be a scientific breakthrough.

    Radioactive material, on the other hand, yeah, nasty stuff to have carried in the water, because it constantly emits radiation.