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  • Scientists Project Path of Radiation Plume/Southern California Friday

    A United Nations forecast of the possible movement of the radioactive plume coming from crippled Japanese reactors shows it churning across the Pacific and touching the Aleutian Islands on Thursday before hitting Southern California late Friday.

    Health and nuclear experts emphasize that radiation in the plume will be diluted as it travels and, at worst, would have extremely minor health consequences in the United States, even if hints of it are ultimately detectable. In a similar way, radiation from the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 spread around the globe and reached the West Coast of the United States in 10 days, its levels measurable but minuscule.

    The projection, by the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization, an arm of the United Nations in Vienna, gives no information about actual radiation levels but only shows how a radioactive plume would probably move and disperse.

    The forecast, calculated Tuesday, is based on patterns of Pacific winds at that time and the predicted path is likely to change as weather patterns shift.

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    SAN FRANCISCO – More radiation monitors are being deployed in the western United States and Pacific territories, as officials seek to mollify public concern over exposure from damaged nuclear plants in Japan, federal environmental regulators said.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency already monitors radiation throughout the area as part of its RadNet system, which measures levels in air, drinking water, milk and rain.

    The additional monitors are being deployed in response to the ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan, where emergency workers are attempting to cool overheated reactors damaged by last week's magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami.

    Officials with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said they do not expect harmful radiation levels to reach the U.S. from Japan.


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      Re: Scientists Project Path of Radiation Plume/Southern California Friday

      I was just reading the same thing on Reuters. Yikes!

      You know what has me worried? Yesterday on Fox Sheppard was saying that people in the US are over reacting by purchasing iodine tablets. (maybe?) He said that he and other reporters are about 100 miles away from the reactors and they are not taking any tablets. I sure hope that in the future they do not regret going to Japan to report on this disaster.


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        I think it is funny how the media reports on most anything. What is "over reaction?" So what if some folks are concerned about what could happen and prepare in a way the makes them feel more comfortable? If it turns out they don't need it, so what? If they do, then all the finger pointing media was under reacting. So what if people want to store up 3 days or 3 years worth of food and water? I don't get why any of that is even in the "news." All they need to do and should do, is report what is happening. Leave out the opinion and "human element" stories. Then when folks have the available data, they can prepare, if at all, any way they choose.

        The "news" has mostly just become entertainment for the masses that don't seem to be able to make time to look past the short video/sound bites.

        Issachar, really thinking about Jeremiah 14 & 15 today ..
        The church is on Earth to save souls from a lost world, not to save the world from lost souls.

        Man learns about history, not from history. To learn from history requires wisdom. Cut off from God, he has none, so history repeats; no new thing under the sun.

        I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken - dylan

        Psalms 122:8 For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.