University researchers assess impact of Fukushima plume on U.S.; Some models show near straight line to West Coast — Experts: Radionuclides didn’t dilute offshore as officials had claimed, “cause for serious alarm” (VIDEOS)

University researchers assess impact of Fukushima plume on U.S.; Some models show near straight line to West Coast — Experts: Radionuclides didn’t dilute offshore as officials had claimed, “cause for serious alarm” (VIDEOS) (ENENews, Dec 10, 2013):

University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, FVCOM Modeling Assessment of Japan’s Tsunami Event and Impacts of Radionuclides on the Pacific Ocean:


Top: 200 meters; Bottom: 50 meters, variable depth (Z. Lai et al.)

[…] The amount of radiation released in the nuclear accident has threatened the coastal environment with potential impacts on the Pacific Ocean. An international research team was established with the aim of […] assessing the impact of radionuclides on the surrounding countries around the Pacific. […] The ocean model used for this activity is the global-coastal nested FVCOM model system. FVCOM is an unstructured grid Finite Volume Community Ocean Model (FVCOM) […] At 50 m, particles spread over a large region and reach the western US coast after 5 years. […] At 200 m, particles stay in the narrow region and move eastward. >> Watch all 16 forecast models on the university’s website here (Bottom of page)

ASR Limited: Marine Consulting (No longer updating plume model):


ASR Limited

Radioactivity levels in the seawater outside of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant continue to ignite concerns over the spread of highly radioactive material […] The unusually high rates of radiation found in the turbine rooms — and now in the ocean — have fueled concerns that water may be seeping from at least one of the reactor cores, leaks that could release longer-lasting and much riskier forms of contamination.” Government officials have stated that they are not sure whether the primary containment vessels have been breached. […] Officials continue to stress that contaminants will become diluted as currents carry them farther offshore. […] ASR modeling of the radioactive seawater tells a different story, cause for serious alarm. While these models do not estimate levels of radioactivity in the surrounding waters, the assumption that nearby currents will quickly dilute the radioactive material does not appear to be accurate. […] >> Watch the ASR model here

See also: Study: High concentrations of Fukushima radioactive material will reach west coast of North America — “Entire coast” to be affected from Alaska to Mexico — “Can negatively affect human life for decades… should raise concern” (MODEL)

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  1. It is genocide. That is very serious for all humans and animals alike. It is destroying our food chain. Since 1750, most societies have been able to produce enough food to feed the populace, and western civilizations were able to work on more important things, like education, science, medicine, social science, art, and creativity. From it came the renaissance and later, the Enlightenment of the 18th and early 19th century.
    From the Enlightenment, came the Industrial Revolution, which would change the way man lived more radically since the birth of Christ. We went from candle light to electric, carriages to autos and planes, letters to developing the telegraph and telephone………an amazing time for mankind.
    But, in the 1930s, some bad things were introduced…..the atomic and neutron bomb. At that point, we found a power we could not control. Instead of putting it away, it was developed, and lies about it’s clean energy was sold to all engineering students around the world.
    Now……….we have Fukushima destroying our food chain, will make the west US and Canada unlivable, and it will continue until it destroys all of us. We cannot stop it……or so we are told.
    If we had not split the atom, if somehow we could have stayed our development before then, we would have a better history today. But, we don’t.
    I never thought I would see a civilization destroyed before my very eyes, but that is what we are seeing. Many continue to deny it, but it is coming none the less.
    The idea nuclear radiation can be diluted is a joke…..a very bitter one. It is beyond our powers, and we ought to have left it alone.

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