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You Need This: Norwegian Institute For Air Research Radiation Data And Links

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posted on May, 9 2011 @ 03:07 PM
reply to post by sepermeru

Is there no information to be gleaned from these experimental models and simulations?
edit on 5/9/2011 by this_is_who_we_are because: typo

posted on May, 11 2011 @ 01:00 PM
Related thread:

Massive Radiaition Cloud On USA And Canada.
by LaTouffe
started on 5/11/2011 @ 01:23 PM

posted on May, 12 2011 @ 04:12 AM
They stopped the fukushima forecast.

oh bawls

Anyone have a reason why they would do this?

posted on May, 12 2011 @ 06:12 PM

Originally posted by sepermeru
reply to post by shaneR

It is not good stuff at all. The Norwegian site clearly states that the information presented is not real, is an extreme worst-case, and is not based on accurate data. It says it right there on the page next to the graph.

So... are you saying that a "worst-case scenario" is not happening right now. How about this for worst case:
Fukishima Reactor Fuel Rods In Complete Meltdown
by greeny122229
started on 5/12/2011 @ 02:36 AM

I know the main stream media has clammed up pretty fast. I wonder why?

posted on May, 14 2011 @ 04:03 AM
Found this at Intelhub:

ALERT: Emergency Levels Of Japan Nuclear Radiation Found In Forecasts Censored From Public

By Alexander Higgins - Contributing Writer
May 12th, 2011

Japan recently announced a massive censorship campaign to silence so-called “irresponsible rumors” about the nuclear radiation being released from Fukushima. Japan’s weather chief also censored radiation forecasts to “prevent panic in ordinary people.”
The news of censorship in Japan was coupled with an announcement that the United States would help Japan in silencing irresponsible rumors. The first course of action the US took was to stop all daily nuclear radiation monitoring of milk, drinking water and rainwater instead opting to do radiation tests once every three months.

Those announcements were followed by news that the Norwegian Air Institute (NILO) shut down their program to product radiation forecasts. While forecasts haven’t been publicly accessible on the NILO site for some time, several YouTube users have discovered that NILO is in fact still producing radiation forecasts.
In fact, radiation forecasts produced just today have been discovered on a separate area on of the NILO site along with other forecasts showing radiation at emergency levels.

Note: As ALL simulations(estimates) have been in the past, this is a forecast/simulation not a 100% graph of radiation being released. With that being said, The Norwegian Air Institute is a very credible organization whose information is worth looking into.

Apparently the site is still up and still running simulations.
edit on 5/14/2011 by this_is_who_we_are because: typo

posted on May, 14 2011 @ 04:07 AM

Originally posted by sepermeru
reply to post by this_is_who_we_are

First of all:

ATTENTION: These products are highly uncertain based on limited information for the source terms. Please use with caution and understand that the values are likely to change once we obtain more information on the overall nature of the accident. The products should be considered informational and only indicate 'worst case scenario' releases. From what we've learned recently, it seems releases of this magnitude have not yet occurred. Furthermore, these modeling products are based on global meteorological data, which are too coarse to provide reliable details of the transport of the plume across Japan.

And secondly, given how completely prominent the above is on the Norwegian site, so it is impossible to mistake for real data, and the numerous links to "news" from a "holistic" site, I'm a little suspicious that this is spam.

edit on 2-5-2011 by sepermeru because: edit button makes me happy

- PS

The Norwegian Institute for Air Research (Norwegian: Norsk Institutt for luftforskning) or NILU is one of the leading specialized scientific laboratories in Europe researching issues related to air pollution, climate change and health. NILU has a staff of scientists, engineers and technicians with specialized expertise for working on air pollution problems. The staff do more than two hundred projects annually for research councils, industries, international banks and local, national and international authorities and organizations.

edit on 5/14/2011 by this_is_who_we_are because: color

posted on May, 27 2011 @ 01:03 PM

Originally posted by sepermeru
reply to post by shaneR

It is not good stuff at all. The Norwegian site clearly states that the information presented is not real, is an extreme worst-case, and is not based on accurate data. It says it right there on the page next to the graph.


Taken From:

Fukushima Melt-Down Worse Than Chernobyl
by v1rtu0s0
started on 5/27/2011 @ 11:40 AM

Originally posted by v1rtu0s0

The situation at the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan appears to have fit into the worst predicted scenario. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which operates Fukushima, has officially admitted that fuel rods at the Fukushima reactors have partially melted, with a melt-down registered at one of the reactors. Remarkably, the announcement came on Tuesday when IAEA delegations arrived in Japan to inspect the power plant

TEPCO promised that the situation would improve within 6-9 months, while radiation levels would drop to normal in three months. However, in late April Japan`s Nuclear Safety Commission raised the nuclear threat level at Fukushima up to the highest seventh level. This level previously only applied to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. This month TEPCO officials started revealing all data about the crippled Fukushima power plant.


At what point do we become alarmed? At what point does it matter? The MSM has been relatively silent about the disaster, but at this point some are estimating it will lead to the deaths of 200,000. I think we need more international involvement, and I think the MSM needs to follow this closely.

posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 09:44 PM

Originally posted by sepermeru
reply to post by this_is_who_we_are

The summary you posted is completely false. Please respond to the quote from the Norwegian site I showed which very clearly states the model is a worse-case scenario which is likely to be inaccurate anyway.

I hate to keep harping on our downfall as a species, but:

Worse Than Meltdown, Government Report Says Devastating 'Melt-Through' Has Occurred At Fukushima; Official Suggests Japan Could Become 'Uninhabitable'
Thursday, June 09, 2011 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

Recent reports confirming that Reactors 1, 2, and 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility completely melted just hours after the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit the area on March 11 ( have been trumped by even worse news that those same reactors have all likely "melted through," a situation that according to Japan's Daily Yomiuri DY is "the worst possibility in a nuclear accident."

And senior political official Ichiro Ozawa suggested in an interview with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that the Fukushima situation could make the entire country of Japan "unlivable."

A nuclear core meltdown involves nuclear fuel exceeding its melting point to the point where it damages the core, leaks out, and threatens to potentially release high levels of radiation into the environment. However, a nuclear melt-through is an even worse scenario, as nuclear fuel literally melts through the bottom of damaged reactor pressure vessels into out containment vessels -- and possibly even melts through those outer vessels directly into ground, air, and water.

The report suggesting that melt-throughs have already occurred

So I would suggest that keeping an eye on a worst case jet stream model for possible global radioactive contamination isn't such a bad idea at all.

ETA: Especially when the U.S. mainstream media has the average "everyman" on the street believing that the Fukushima disaster is over and done with.

edit on 6/11/2011 by this_is_who_we_are because: eta

posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 10:02 PM
As I recall everyone was going slap-happy slamming the information in this thread a while back. Claiming the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) models were bunk. Here's a capture of Fukushima Potential Releases, Xe-133 Total Column for April 15-April 16, 2011 as an example:

And here is the reality today:

All of Western US and most of East Coast, Midwest, Canada covered with airborne particles at various altitudes on March 20, Fukushima plume model shows — Based solely on Reactor No. 1 explosion (PHOTO)

G. Lujanien_e et al. / Journal of Environmental Radioactivity xxx (2012) 1e10

Fig. 1. Particles spacing on 20 March, 2011 at 12:00 UTC (top) and on 27 March, 2011 at 18:00 UTC (bottom); shades of red indicate particles in the bottom layer, up to 3 km; black to
dark blue indicate the middle layer, up to 6 km height; and light blue indicates the upper layer; the trajectories were simulated using the Lagrangian dispersion model (time of the
particles release was on 12 March 2011). (For interpretation of the references to colour in this figure legend, the reader is referred to the web version of this article.)

edit on 3/8/2012 by this_is_who_we_are because: typo, ex tag
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posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 06:32 PM

The Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) projection site has been offline for quite some time. If one were to click through to the page one would see this instead of a fallout map pprojection:

last modified 2011-05-13 10:26
Thank you for your interest in the FLEXPART products for Fukushima. The Forecast system is no longer running.

We have discontinued our Flexpart forecast of the atmospheric dispersal of radionucleides from Fukushima. This due to the fact that we do not have access to reliable release rates reflecting the current situation at the plant to be used as input to our simulations. It is likely that the release of radioactive material is significantly reduced compared to the initial period, and that levels no longer pose a health risk at distance from the plant.

We thank you for your interest in our FLEXPART products.

It is likely that the release of radioactive material is significantly reduced compared to the initial period, and that levels no longer pose a health risk at distance from the plant.

You must be kidding me.

Anyway, here is a report from The National Atmospheric Deposition Program with a fallout map that you can compare to the original fallout projection maps from the Norwegian Institute For Air Research found earlier in the thread:

Measurement of Radioactive Fallout from the March 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Incident

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collaborated with the National Atmospheric Deposition Program in an effort to monitor North American precipitation samples for the presence of nuclear fallout in response to the Japan Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station incident that occurred on March 11, 2011. Specifically, excess precipitation and filtrate (insolubles suspended in precipitation) from National Trends Network sites and selected Mercury Deposition Network sites were analyzed for the presence of radiological fallout for samples collected during the March 8th to April 5th, 2011 sampling period. NADP samples were provided to the USGS's TRIGA Nuclear Facility in Denver Colorado, where the radiological determinations were made.

This project was implemented to add information about radioactive fallout from the March 12-14, 2011 incident and to test the capabilities of the NADP to respond to an unexpected atmospheric release. This is the second time samples from the NADP network have been used to measure radioactive fallout, the first being after the Chernobyl reactor failure in 1986.
The study found concentrations (activity) and fallout (deposition) of radioactive iodine and radioactive cesium in significant number of samples. Detectable quantities of Iodine-131, Cesium-137, and Cesium-134 were observed at 21% of the 167 tested locations. Concentrations of I-131 detected in 5 samples ranged from 29.6 to 1090 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). Concentrations of Cs-134 detected in 23 samples ranged from 0.4 to 55 pCi/L. Concentrations of Cs-137 in 33 samples ranged from 0.70 pCi/L to 39 pCi/L.
Detections and measurable fallout from wet deposition was observed primarily at NADP sites located along the West Coast of the US, the central Rocky Mountain region and northern Great Plains, the central and upper Mississippi River Valley and eastern mountainous regions ranging from Virginia northward through Vermont. Deposition was also observed at NADP sites in Alaska [url= figure).[/url

Credit to MariaLida for providing this information in the following threads:

Gov’t Map: Fukushima fallout transported directly to U.S. — Canada, Mexico avoided much of contamination
by MariaLida
started on 1/3/2013 @ 04:03 PM

While the effect and amount of the fallout is still being grossly downplayed, the most recent developments should at least be a cause for concern:


edit on 4/26/2013 by this_is_who_we_are because: typos

posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 06:33 PM
Tritium leaked from 4 of 7 reservoirs, “1,100,000,000Bq/m3 from reservoir No.1″
by MariaLida
started on 4/25/2013 @ 03:27 PM

Originally posted by MariaLida

[Out of control] Tritium leaked from 4 of 7 reservoirs, “1,100,000,000Bq/m3 from reservoir No.1″

April 25th, 2013

About the major leakage of highly contaminated water, radioactive water Tritium was detected outside of 4 of the 7 reservoirs.

According to Tepco, Tritium was detected from the drain hole water (outside of the reservoirs) of reservoir No.1, 2, 4, and 6.

The samples were collected on 4/17/2013. Tepco took 8 days to release the data.

Tepco transfered the leaking water from No.3 to No.6, but this No.6 is also leaking Tritium.

They also detected Tritium from leakage detector hole water of 3 reservoirs, No.1, 2 and 3.

The highest reading was 1,100,000,000 Bq/m3 from the Northeast side of No.1.

Report: All 7 Fukushima in-ground storage ponds leaking radioactive water!

Tepco: “Losing faith” in leaking Fukushima tanks!

Just In: Blackout at Fukushima Daiichi — Cooling at fuel pools stopped, all power’s been down 3h
edit on 25-4-2013 by MariaLida because: (no reason given)

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