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Originally posted by matrixportal
This thread has become eerily quiet...
March 16, 2011 - The IASB has released a new simulation of the dispersion of the cloud of radioactive pollution emitted by the explosion in Daiichi Building-3 nuclear power plant in Fukushima (Monday, 6:47 GMT). Cette simulation est l'une des premières à tenir compte du lessivage par les pluies que le nuage rencontre sur son chemin. This simulation is one of the first to take into account the leaching by rain as the cloud on the route. Il en résulte une diminution bien plus rapide de la concentration de particules polluantes. This results in a much faster decrease of the concentration of particulate pollutants. D'après ces prévisions (qui s'étendent à présent jusqu'à samedi), le nuage disparaitra avant d'atteindre les côtes américaines. Based on these projections (which extend up to this Saturday), the cloud will disappear before they reach U.S. shores.
This simulation is based on the hypothetical initial cloud between 0 and 1500 m altitude. Nous avons testé la sensibilité à cette hypothèse avec une autre simulation où le nuage initial monte jusqu'à 3000 m. We tested the sensitivity to this assumption with another simulation where the initial cloud rises up to 3000 m. Grâce au lessivage par les pluies, le résultat est sensiblement le même: le nuage de pollution radioactive disparait au-dessus de l'Océan Pacifique. Thanks to leaching by rainfall, the result is almost the same: the cloud of radioactive pollution disappears over the Pacific Ocean.
[/Bakersfield - Due to some confusing news coverage, a report and/or rumor circulated that one of the Monitoring Stations on our Network recorded a spike or reading of 222, or something like that (I don't know what unit of measurement was supposed to accompany that number.) Anyway, the story is false. This network has never operated a station in Bakersfield. Because of the sensitivity of the subject matter, i.e. potential radiation danger, we must caution ourselves to deal strictly in fact, and resist the rumor mill. To illustrate the point, I know for a fact that our Monitoring Station in Vancouver, BC just recorded a reading of 14 CPM in the last minute. That is a fact, not speculation, not rumor. If someone is claiming this or that, ask them to back it up.