Friday, March 18, 2011

TRACKING RADIATION MAP- U.S.A., Canada, Japan, Philippines, Alaska and Hawaii

Click here for real-time U.S. / Canada map.

TRACKING RADIATION MAP- U.S.A., Canada, Japan, Philippines, Alaska and Hawaii

The National Radiation Map, depicts environmental radiation levels across the USA, updated in real-time every minute. This is the first web site where the average citizen (or anyone in the world) can see what radiation levels are anywhere in the USA at any time.

Click here for a Map of Japan

Click here for a Map of Alaska and Hawaii

Helicopter View of Devastated Fukushima Nuclear Plant....

Helicopter overflight from March 16 at 4pm local time. h/t: Zero Hedge

Status of Fukushima power plant

Japanese Should Use the Chernobyl Approach Fast...

World-renowned physicist Michio Kaku (known for being a leading string theorist) told MSNBC that dropping water from helicopters is pointless, and advocates using the Chernobyl approach instead:

[Kaku] What they are doing is basically using squirt guns against a raging forest fire.


It's not effective, because the workers cannot get close enough to put water here. That's why I would personally advocate the Chernobyl option. Do what Gorbachev did, call out the Japanese air force, get the army to bring a fleet of helicopters armed with sand, boric acid and concrete, entomb it, bury it in concrete.

[Question] So the sand and -- the approach they use in Chernobyl . Is it too early to do that?

[Kaku] They keep saying that the thing is stable. That's like saying you're hanging on your fingernails and saying it's stable, stable, every six hours it gets worse. If I was the prime minister, I would put the air force on standby, get the helicopters in case they have to exercise the Chernobyl option....

It took 206 days to bury the Chernobyl reactor in concrete....
Any attempt to create a Fukushima sarcophagus will create a temporary solution, but a temporary solution that must be used at this time. Just like in Chernobyl, in twenty years, the whole thing will need a new layer of concrete, at the least, until we learn how to undo or at least to control runaway nuclear reactions. SEE: Chernobyl Sarcophagus:
"The scientists admit that the sarcophagus which encases the damaged nuclear reactor is now cracking open and leaking out lethal doses of radiation. In 1988 Soviet scientists announced that the sarcophagus was only designed for a lifetime of 20 to 30 years. Holes and fissures in the structure now cover 100 square meters, some of which are large enough to drive a car through. These cracks and holes are further exacerbated by the intense heat inside the reactor, which is still over 200 degrees Celsius. The sarcophagus’s hastily and poorly built concrete walls, which are steadily sinking, act as a lid on the grave of the shattered reactor.

Only 3% of the original nuclear material was expelled in 1986, leaving behind 216 tons of uranium and plutonium still buried inside the exploded reactor, is a chilling reminder that the explosion was not the end, but rather the beginning. Scientists now agree that this sarcophagus will eventually collapse, and when it does there will be an even greater release of radioactivity than in the initial accident."

Good China to California weather map here:

Use the left nav to go to "North Pacific/ North Pacific Ocean (all)"