The Nuclear Brink – Highest Level Of Fallout LA, Portland, Boise or Western Japan?

Portland-area had highest Iodine-131 deposition in US at 5,100 Bq/m² by April 5 -Gov’t Study

USGS: Los Angeles area had highest cesium deposition in US after Fukushima according to the USGS. Experts still debating. Fallout currently believed to have caused between 14,000 and 20,000 deaths in the US alone in the first 6 months following the disaster! More at ENENews.com

Even more worrying should be the reports that state the nuclear fuel has escaped containment. Several news articles and experts have said nuclear fuel pieces were ejected onto the ground at varying distances from the reactors and spent fuel pools. Here’s a list of reports beginning in early April:

Published: February 23rd, 2012 at 8:48 am ET
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Title: Fission Products in National Atmospheric Deposition Program—Wet Deposition Samples Prior to and Following the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant Incident, March 8–April 5, 2011
Source: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Authors: Gregory A. Wetherbee, Timothy M. Debey, Mark A. Nilles, Christopher M.B. Lehmann, and David A. Gay
Date: Feb. 21, 2012
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I-131 was quantified and adjusted for decay to the time of sample collection for five whole-water wet-deposition samples from California, Colorado, and Washington. The activities of the quantified I-131 ranged from 29.6 to 1,090 pCi/L, and calculated deposition values ranged from 211 to 5,100 Bq/m2. Several weeks transpired between sample collection and analysis of the I-131 in the water samples, which were prioritized for analysis from west (high priority) to east (low priority). Therefore, I-131 activities likely decayed in most of the samples before they could be measured.

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Published: February 23rd, 2012 at 8:48 am ET
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