posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 03:17 PM
There seems to be a misconception on "radioactive fallout" here. Radioactive particles are heavy for their size. When they were doing above ground
nuclear testing, the force of the blast would put a quantity of very fine radioactive particles high in the atmosphere. There they could get picked
up by the jet stream and travel long distances. The reactor breach in Japan didn't have the explosion necessary to sent it's particles high enough
to travel very far.
As far as the stinging rain is concerned, what has Mt. St. Helen's been up to lately? It is possible that the air could have been high in either
nitrates or sulfides, which could have caused them to be acidic. That could have caused your discomfort and would explain the oxidized lawn