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US Air Force WC-135 Detects Deadly Radiation Over Pacific (US in 24hrs)

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posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:28 PM
If radioactive material does make it's way to the United States, I trust the European Union acts quickly to suspend the importation of foodstuffs & other goods from that country.

In fact, I hope European consumers vote with their feet & simply boycott US produce altogether, cancel their US vacations etc.

That's exactly how the US & it's consumers reacted to Chernobyl & European exports, even though there was little scientific merit in that position.

So what's good for the goose ...

To the OP itself, yep I think some radioactive material will float the way of the USA, much like the fallout from US nuclear bomb tests transversed the whole globe. Should US people be worried ? Not really, this'll be trivial stuff indeed.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:31 PM
reply to post by boondock-saint

Boondock, I hate to say it but you are the last person in the world I would I would get my second opinion from. The way you argue in early pages its as if you WANT this to reach USA and hurt people just so you have things to post about on ATS. You have an amazing way of discounting certain things that don't fit your argument and then using the rest. You my friend, are a fear-mongerer, and will not hesitate to post something without confirmation only to possibly have to go back and retract things.

Don't forget we see you posting all the time. Some people pay attention to others posting habits.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:33 PM
This eartquake makes it plain to those who are not in a state of slumber or denial that Humanity itself must change. the earthquake itself is a great tragedy but the use of Nuclear power is causing a greater disaster.
Governments and the main stream media are liars - There is a meltdown ongoing at the first reactor now even worse another reactor which uses Plutonium has exploded with mushroom cloud. Plutonium is many times more lethal than Uranium YOU now have yet another wake up call ITS YOUR CHOICE - Stay as you are trusting in others Governments and their like to sort things out OR do something think for yourself and get your heads out of the sand if you care about the ones you love.
You need Iodine to protect the Thyroid this can be purchased in the form of Kelp - yes seaweed either as part of your diet or in food supplement form from Health stores or Pharmacy.
There is a cover in operation and even if if does not get to the worst case scenario BE PREPARED there is much more of these disasters long over due and IT WILL HAPPEN - I could go into more detail about the why and how of this but that is not the most important issue - be prepared - what if all your power and fuel stopped think about please - I love you and care about you and detest how those in power abuse that power.
Get storable foods and all that you know you would need - Imagine that there may come a time very soon when you will not be able to simply go to Walmart for your goods - THIS IS NOT A JOKE - I rarely post but feel a resposibility to nudge those who are in a state of denail.
Better safe than sorry and for sure ievents like this and worse WILL HAPPEN

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:35 PM
well the info on the aircraft checks out

On November 23, 2010 Sankei Shimbun reported that a WC-135 had been moved to Kadena Air Base, Okinawa Japan in September of 2010, in anticipation of a North Korean nuclear test.

this would def put the aircraft in the same theater
to observe and record the radiation from the Japanese
Nuclear mishap.

It was sent there 4 months ago to keep an eye
on nuclear tests of North Korea. And was stationed in
Okinawa Japan. So that checks out.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:35 PM
reply to post by edgecrusher2199

Where have I fear-mongered or even mentioned anything about potassium iodide???

I must have hit reply to (you) instead of the entire thread, sorry for that, wasn't implying you are doing anything of the sort, it's something that apparently needs to be mentioned, sorry for the improper reply click

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:38 PM
reply to post by ResearchMan

I could not agree more researchman.....complete and utter dis information and this shoould be i said i have lots of family on the west coast of Canada and if hthey are fearful for all the wrong reasons then i am saddened as i thought people on ATS would have a little more intelligence than this.....
I guess I had put more value in the members of ATS than maybe i sohould have....but least there are some level headed comments coming through so hopefully that will set some people at ease over the Radiation issue....
Japan Needs our support....NOT OUR OWN SELF ABSORBED FEAR.
Listen out for any quake INFO and Tsunami info as that is what is important for the people on the west coast of Canada and the US and south America also.....If your on a low lying coastal keep listening out for Tsunami warnings and don't take them all have seen the devastation involved.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:41 PM

The wind direction will switch to an onshore direction Monday night into Tuesday, threatening to send the radiation toward the population. "We are getting into the time of year where onshore winds occur most often," said Andrews. This is not good news, since an onshore direction would blow most of the radiation toward populated areas. An added threat is that with higher elevations just about 4 miles inland from the power plants, if a temperature inversion sets up in the atmosphere, radiation could be trapped. Authorities have warned residents to keep windows and doors closed and air-conditioning fans switched off to eliminate the intake of air from outside. Calculated time for radioactive particles to cross the Pacific from the power plants in Japan to big West Coast cities if the particles take a direct path and move at a speed of 20 mph:


posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:43 PM
Somebody's already jumped the gun by posting this without confirmation. . .but who am I to argue with a member with a W45 stat.?

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:44 PM
Deadly radiation on the west coast? As far as I know there is NO way how the japan disaster can produce significant levels of radiation on the US west coast, even if the whole reactor was blown up into the air.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:46 PM
The following article is well worth reading in full, but here is an excerpt relevant to this thread.

SENDAI, Japan -- The detection of the highly radioactive elements cesium-137 and iodine-131 outside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant heralds the beginning of an ecological and human tragedy. The open question is whether it will be limited, serious or catastrophic. . . .

The dangers posed by such a disaster rest on two factors: the amount of radioactive material released and the weather. . . .

Such emissions would not endanger the United States, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Sunday in a statement. Given the thousands of miles between the countries, the United States is “not expected to experience any harmful levels of radioactivity.” In other words, the danger could simply dissipate over the Pacific.

It’s impossible to know how a plume of radioactivity traveling over the ocean might affect sea life, said Edwin Lyman, a senior scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, which strongly opposes nuclear power. He said there has been virtually no research done into the subject.

But if luck turns south and the winds do, too, radioactive particles could be spread far across Honshu, Japan’s largest island, and beyond.

. . .

Of the dozens of radioactive elements, or isotopes, spewed from a total meltdown, four present special dangers:

- Iodine-131 accumulates in the thyroid but will radioactively decay relatively quickly, so little is left in the environment after a few months.

- Cesium-137, in contrast, lingers for decades and dissolves in water, meaning it can mix with rain, enter the soil and groundwater and be taken up by plants and animals.

- Strontium-90 poses a deeper health risk. It behaves like calcium in the body, so it can accumulate in bones and teeth.

- Plutonium-241 presents a more insidious threat. It is not very toxic, but as it slowly decays, it produces the much more dangerous isotope americium-241.

Mousseau said concentrations of americium are still increasing in Ukraine and Belarus, where unspent plutonium fuel from Chernobyl dispersed. “It looks like (americium-241) will peak in about 2050 in these areas,” he said.

And so, 25 years after the worst nuclear disaster in history, the ultimate cost remains unknown.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:46 PM
reply to post by Divine Strake

well i think you should be able to argue with GOD himself if he is making an a$$ of himself by scaring people with a bunch of Mis information...

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:47 PM
reply to post by boondock-saint

This just popped up in the news...

Tokyo - A US aircraft carrier has abandoned its assistance mission to Japan in the aftermath of last week's quake due to concerns over radiation leaks from damaged power plants, Kyodo News reported Monday.

edit on 14-3-2011 by burntheships because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:47 PM
Haven't read through all 20 pages of this yet, but are there any other sources (other than the original) confirming this story?

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:47 PM

Originally posted by yayeeya
So, 3 nuclear reactors have blown up and there is only minimal radiation? What a joke! Since when has the MSM told the truth about anything of importance? Do you think they really care about you that much? I think not! Now, go back to sleep... Everything will be just fine, trust me.

Certainly your point is accepted. For instance, this may be a good place for the media to start to discuss test bomb-equivalence-to-reactor output in terms of radiation, for comparison purposes. Is one failed reactor more powerful in output than a single large bomb? More powerful than a thousand bombs? This whole shenanigan should serve as an excellent proving ground for the media to wield it's power, if only by it's silence, it's ignorance of any real data, by what it DOES NOT SAY!

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:48 PM
I ran across this picture, I don't think MSM has this yet-

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:51 PM
full core meltdown / what will happen is US

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:51 PM

Originally posted by antoniothomas
reply to post by boondock-saint

yes but they have said that the us is to great of a distance for the low levels thar are actually exposed right now to have any effect on the u.s.


Dated yesterday and before the plutoinium reactor, which supposedly was only partially melted, threw off a second explosion in the familiar MUSHROOM. This isn't a joke, I watched the video's on both explosions. Boy are they different. That SHROOM is a full melt down. It only takes small levels of plutonium to be deadly. And it has a shelf life of 24 000 years.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:53 PM
reply to post by vampira309

I talked about potassium iodine. And I would hope that anyone who takes anything would read about the usage and possible dangers. I was addressing what I assumed was a reasonably educated audience. My bad.

not your bad at all, i know you didn't assume people would read that and start self medicating. the problem is someone mentions potassium iodide to prevent certain cancers, and then you've got people posting links to buy it online all saying they are gonna take it. that's the danger, people obvious don't read the information.

Do not take potassium iodide unless you are SURE to be in a radioactive zone, simple as that. The topical one, as I have no information or knowledge on it, might be different BUT. I assume is serves the same function, namely to fill up the thyroid so it can't take in any radiodine. topical reffers to the fact that you apply it to your body instead of ingesting it, it still goes through the skin into the blood stream, and is still potentially dangerous.

I guess my key point is, you have no reason to believe you'll need to take Potassium Iodide, so don't until you know you have to. Everyones throwing the name around, I'm the only one so far, out of all the threads, to issue even a basic warning about it.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:54 PM

Originally posted by sputniksteve
Boondock, I hate to say it but you are the last person in the world I would get my second opinion from.

thank you
glad we cleared that up
and I wouldn't expect everyone to get
their 2nd opinion from me. I do however,
post links to the topics I'm discussing.
Have you posted any in your judgment
of me ???

Originally posted by sputniksteve
The way you argue in early pages its as if you WANT this to reach USA and hurt people just so you have things to post about on ATS.

absolutely not, No I do not want
this to go any further than it already has.
But I also despise when gov lies to me also.
Me and millions others can make a more
informed choice by knowing the truth than
by sitting in the dark drinking the kool-aid.
I am not gonna freak out and many others here
will not either but they deserve to know the
truth. call it fear mongering if you want too.
I'm also pretty sure that's exactly what they said
to the FBI Agent who called the Minneapolis office
and informed them they knew of foreign nationals
attending flight schools in the US. I guess they
were fear mongering too??? Just because you
do not want to deal with an important topic
doesn't mean that others do not. Who knows,
if the topic the FBI Agent called about foreigners
attending flight schools had been discussed more
at length than covered up, 9/11 might not have happened.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:55 PM
reply to post by burntheships

This story,originally from Kyodo News, is hard to believe. Frankly, I don't believe it. If the situation was very bad they could steam to the west coast of Japan and deliver the goods that way. I just don't buy this story.

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