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I'm not finding any original source on that report...in the Canadian media.... Quick search.. It may be out there...but not finding it now.

Is this to be believed or not ?

" Special USAF aircraft have detected large amounts of Radioactivity over the mid-north Pacific region. The radiation cloud could make landfall in western North America within 24 hours.The WC-135 Constant Phoenix is a special purpose aircraft derived from the Boeing C-135 and used by the United States Air Force. Its mission is to collect samples from the atmosphere for the purpose of detecting and identifying nuclear explosions. It is also informally referred to as the "weather bird" or "the sniffer" by workers on the program. "

http://quinetiam.com/?p=125

Sounds like bs at this point - same with a fall-out map that is circulating the net with different govt agency logos on it.

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All this talk about hydrogen mixing with oxygen and causing explosions. I'm not a chemist, but last time I checked, H + O = water.

Last time I checked hydrogen was quite flammable, and oxygen is required for burning. Remember the Hindenburg.

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NHK graphic showing the evacuation and stay indoor areas around the Daichi plant:

Evacuation for areas within 20 Km radius... Stay indoors order for 20 to 30 Km radius.

Not sure why the designated areas seem to be skewed to the north direction.

Perhaps fortunately in this case, the plant is located right along the coast...meaning one whole side of the area is out over the ocean... Not so great if any of the contaminated matter ends up leaking into the sea.

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Amid all this, TEPCO is proceeding today with their planned rotating power outages around its service area...

Overnight temperatures in the area were around freezing...

They're trying to limit power use...because they've lost so much generating capacity due to the nuclear plant outages.

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NHK saying 5.57 micro sieverts measured at Ibaraki prefecture this morning... higher than normal...

NHK is reporting a bunch of city area readings right now... so clearly they have some monitoring capacity in place...

Long list of area cities... all above averages...

Saying iodine and cesium being monitored in Tokyo at small levels...

would be interesting to follow what other govt agencies outside of japan (nearby and afar) are doing to monitor the fall-out situation?

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Perhaps fortunately in this case, the plant is located right along the coast...meaning one whole side of the area is out over the ocean... Not so great if any of the contaminated matter ends up leaking into the sea.

fortunately now, but unfortunately soon. Sendai and Miyagi prefectures are the farm land and sea food sources of Japan, especially for Tokyo. need years x years to clean up the radioactive land and those radioactive fishes :-(

we learnt that from Chernobyl disater and the effect over Europe.

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In the past few days, there have been media reports about various other counties setting up elevated radiation monitoring activities on their terrain because of the Japanese situation... including Russia and South Korea...

In light of today's events... everyone's going to be sniffing...

NHK now saying winds at the plant are blowing to the west...no longer to the south toward Tokyo.

NHK saying Toyko University monitoring post 100 Km to the south measured 5 micro sieverts per hour earlier this morning....far above normal levels... but not imminently dangerous...

Says Tokyo Metropolitan govt. site in Central Tokyo not yet measuring elevated levels.

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At damaged Fukushima plant, 50 workers remain behind to pump seawater into reactors - nytimes http://nyti.ms/ecVU4i /RT @BreakingNews:

"......most of the 800 workers at the Daiichi facility had been told to leave to avoid exposure to unhealthy levels of radiation at the plant. They said 50 workers would remain at the plant to pump seawater into three reactors and fight the fire at the fourth reactor."

These 50 workers are real heroes.....the nerves they must have....:o..unbelievable. They deserve prayers...:jap:

LaoPo

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Kyodo News

Radiation amount in Chiba Pref. twice to 4 times normal level

Radiation 33 times normal level measured in Utsunomiya, Tochigi

Ed Note... Kyodo isn't providing the details...but these numbers are all going to be micro sieverts....still low levels comparatively.

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