Get Ready to Get Blasted by Fukushima Radiation as the Main Plume Hits the US in 2014
According to a study released in the journal Deep Sea Research Part 1, the radiation from Fukushima will begin hitting the west coast of the United States in 2014. We’ve already been experiencing some of the radiation (all under WHO safety levels, apparently), but this should be the proper radioactive plume. It’s also being considered harmless by the WHO.
As a resident of the west coast of the US, Fukushima is a major worry. It’s not far from the mind of anybody who lives on the west coast, I think—at least anybody who’s paying attention. It’s both a perfect symbol of a mad civilization with nobody at the wheel, and a guillotine seemingly hanging over the heads of everybody here. Government claims that the radiation is harmless do little for already-harried, already-suspicious minds—especially when the government hasn’t exactly been concerned with radiation safety of late, even going so far as trying to bury radioactive material in Northern California.
Via Asian Scientist:
The radioactive ocean plume from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster will reach the US in 2014, according to a study published in the journal Deep Sea Research Part 1.
While atmospheric radiation was detected on the US west coast within days of the incident, the radioactive particles in the ocean plume (likely to be harmless) take longer to travel the same distance. Researchers from the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Center of Excellence for Climate System Science used a range of ocean simulations to track the path of the radiation from the Fukushima incident. The models showed where it would likely travel through the world’s oceans for the next ten years.
“Observers on the west coast of the United States will be able to see a measurable increase in radioactive material three years after the event,” said the author of the study, Dr. Erik van Sebille. “However, people on those coastlines should not be concerned as the concentration of radioactive material quickly drops below World Health Organization’s (WHO) safety levels as soon as it leaves Japanese waters,” he said.
Meanwhile, alt-news giant Intellihub has released a list of “28 Signs That the West Coast is Being Fried With Fukushima Radiation,” none of which is particularly comforting.
You may want to take a look at our guide to detoxing from radiation, “10 Foods to Naturally Protect Yourself From Fukushima Radiation.”