My first thread on ATS so bear with me
Can Radioactive fallout reach the U.S.? that's the question I have seen time and time again in. many on ATS say it could not because there is no
plume like with a blast etc..
as more and more happens to the reactors and more reports of radiation being detected farther away.
I wanted to start a thread to discuss the chances of it happening..
First we know the plants have been leaking/venting/melting etc so will leave that to the other threads.
Radiation has been detected as far as 60 miles from the power plants
Pentagon officials reported Sunday that helicopters flying 60 miles from the plant picked up small amounts of radioactive particulates — still being
analyzed, but presumed to include Cesium-137 and Iodine-121 — suggesting widening environmental contamination.
so we need a plume of sorts right?
reports of as many as 80 fires have been burning in the north of japan, ABC news reported thick black smoke from the Chiba refinery fire was billowing
3000 ft in the air
So much smoke from fires in the area Nasa could see it from space.
The photo from NASA's Aqua satellite was taken at 2:46 p.m. Local Japan Time and shows a dark plume of smoke emanating from the Sendai region. The
black smoke can be seen blowing far out to sea.
now as if that wasn't enough stuff to pick up the radiation, let's add in
Mount Shinmoedake volcano erupts
Not going to debate the cause of the eruption, but needless to say..smoke and ash billowing 6000 feet into the air.
now granted the Volcano is south of the power plants.
so it's all up in the air so to speak
I looks to me like it would have no trouble hitting the jet stream and reaching the U.S..
so the big IF is, will it...as the reactor story is still unfolding and there is still radiation leaks/venting/meltdowns/explosions stories coming
in..I would say we all should be on alert.
what do you think?