BREAKING: Scientists Project Radiation Plume to Hit US Friday

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

No wonder President Pootie Tang and family will leave the country Sunday for Rio de Janeiro.

According to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization, an branch of the United Nations in Vienna, the movement of the radioactive plume coming from crippled Japanese Fukushima reactors shows it streaming across the Pacific, reaching the Aleutian Islands on Thursday before hitting Southern California late Friday.

However, health and nuclear experts emphasize the radiation will be diluted as it travels and, in the worst case scenario, would have extremely minor health consequences in the U.S., even if hints of it are ultimately detectable. In a similar way, radiation from the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 spread around the globe and reached the West Coast of the United States in 10 days.

Let’s hope the “experts” are correct.

In the meantime, I will be scouring my community tomorrow for a supply of sodium iodide for Jim and me. At least we will be protected from contracting cancer of the thyroid.

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24 Responses to BREAKING: Scientists Project Radiation Plume to Hit US Friday

  1. Adirondacky says:

    Not one cable news channel is reporting this. Not one. This is the doomsday scenario we feared. Is there any weather reporting of rain forecast for Friday and Saturday? This will dilute radioactivity in the jetstream. I would run to the nearest Target or Wal Mart or drug store to get your hands on this sodium iodide. You can’t take any chances on something as serious as this.

  2. Adirondacky,

    There are only 23 million people living in the seven counties that define the Southland of California. That’s 2/3rds of the entire state population.

    Not good.

  3. Peace Nick says:

    This map shows the wind direction taking the radiation cloud making a direct hit on Southern California.

    Our milquetoast leaders wouldn’t dream of actually leading by telling people to remain indoors with the windows closed Friday. We might not go to the grocery store or gas station and spend money. Anything the negatively effects commerce must be avoided at all costs.

  4. R.J. says:

    There is some good news if weather dilutes this. Southern California is expecting rain late Saturday night through Monday morning. That means the plume will hit the storm to the north before it comes to Southern California.

  5. Robbie,

    That may be the best news I’ve heard all day! Excellent! 🙂

  6. feminazi says:

    This is not the news anyone wanted to hear. Especially, for you guys having just returned to California. Does the U.S. still have an ’emergency management service’ for precisely this sort of emergency? Back in the previous generations, various state and Federal agencies worked together to get information to people.

  7. Estacada says:

    Yet, President Obama and his minions remain committed to the construction of new nuclear energy plants, many to be built by TEPCO — the same flawed builder of the damaged Fukushima plants in Japan.

    Have we entered the realm of impeachable offenses yet? I would argue, yes.

  8. Scott Dancer says:

    Civil defense and emergency management are vestiges of another era.

    Today we have Homeland Security and what do the insurance companies want and will acknowledge.

    As a Bay Area resident, I am alarmed to learn radiation is barreling across the Pacific. Only KGO mentioned this story. They reported the bulk of the radiation would miss the Bay Area and take dead aim (no pun intended) sometime Friday.

    We need to be aware of our water supplies and of course, food. I think remaining indoors isn’t an overreaction. Since the government is clueless, we are on our own now.

  9. Brigadoon says:

    Japan has something called “Article 15 Emergency Law” that suppresses any news that could cause revolution or panic. It looks like the USA has implemented a similar law designed to not frighten the horses or the consumers. As for Obama leaving the country Sunday for Brazil, I say keep him. No one wants his sorry ass here.

  10. Kenny says:

    @Estacada, suck a huge, fat, smelly dick please.

    Have a great day

  11. jaxparrothead says:

    Cable news networks have been saying for several days that the radiation will reach the U.S. mainland this weekend and that the levels will not cause any danger. They have been repeating that frequently several times each hour today.

    As for emergency management authorities, they do exist and are very active. Th reason you are not hearing anything from or about them right now is because no emergency exists. You can go to your local county or city website and find out more information about who they are and what they are doing. Perhaps you could even begin to use the internet to educate yourselves and not to spread insult and ignorance.

    If you wish to waste your money on iodine pills and radioactive clean up kits please feel free to do so. But you really should spend a few minutes learning the facts, I am sure you have better things to spend your money on.

  12. jaxparrothead says:

    @Estacada – The South Texas project that you are referring to is being built an American company called TEPCO, ( not the Japanese company that runs the damaged power plant in Fukushima. Took me about a minute searching Google to figure that out. But don’t let the facts get in the way of your thinking.

  13. Cable news networks have been saying for several days that the radiation will reach the U.S. mainland this weekend and that the levels will not cause any danger. They have been repeating that frequently several times each hour today.

    You would be wise, jaxparrothead, to be very careful about believing everything you hear on cable news.

    Especially, Fox and CNN.

    BTW, TEPCO is not an American company. TEPCO is an acronym standing for Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated.

    (東京電力株式会社, Tōkyō Denryoku Kabushiki-kaisha?, TYO: 9501), also known as Toden (東電, Tōden?) or TEPCO, is an electric utility servicing Japan’s Kantō region, Yamanashi Prefecture, and the eastern portion of Shizuoka Prefecture. This area includes Tokyo.

    Its headquarters are located in Chiyoda, Tokyo, and international branch offices exist in Washington, D.C., and London.

    Hope this helps.

  14. “Estacada, suck a huge, fat, smelly dick please. – Kenny

    You’ve been banned.

  15. Just a reminder.

    Agree or disagree with me, my opinions, and views but, vile personal attacks leveled at my community regulars will not be tolerated — EVER.

  16. TOM339 says:

    Finally, some good news.

    They’ve restarted the electricity at Fukushima. This means the massive hydro-cooling system can begin moving fresh water on the reactors, and a meltdown of the plant will be averted.

    As for the radioactive cloud headed for California, I haven’t heard anything. What’s already in the jetstream may be a too late to stop.

  17. libhomo says:


    That’s what I really want to say about all of this right now.

  18. fran says:

    I just posted a 10 day projection map on my blog as well.
    I think the idea here is to hold back real news to keep widespread panic in check.
    Notice how in Japan, they changed from the people w radiation detectors wearing hospital gown gear to full on head to toe hazmat outfits? That alone is pretty telling to me. Photos of the reactors show so much blown up, it’s hard for me to believe serious radation leaks or full on core meltdowns have not occurred.

  19. Randy Arroyo says:

    Japanese are arriving at LAX and San Francisco in droves to avoid contamination from the nuclear fallout from the plants. Fear of radiation is very real and people are truly scared. Who can blame them?

  20. Jolly Roger says:

    Excellent. I tolerate no attacks on my long-timers either 🙂

    People cannot minimize this, because you know, from experience, that when it comes to nukes, THEY LIE. They ALWAYS lie.

  21. Walk on Socks says:

    I read radiation detection equipment is on every government roof-top and at all the major airports in southern California. People are on pins and needles, waiting to see how bad the situation becomes today, as the jetstream carries the radioactive cloud across the Pacific and down the California coast.

    We had a rare Obama sighting yesterday. He reluctantly appeared in the White House Rose Garden to tell worried Americans in Hawaii and along the west coast that were crazy for worrying. Not one of his best moments. He looked annoyed and uncomfortable. Like an awkward teenager being forced to sit for a family portrait. He certainly didn’t make me feel less worried about being nuked.

    What I’ve taken away from this entire experience is this: we’re on our own. I no longer look to this, or any government for leadership on the issue of nuclear energy and failed safeguards regulation is intended to supply. Because at the end of the day, it all comes down to the bottomline and the American people?

    We’re expendable.

  22. Estacada says:

    Thanks for the support, Christopher.

    I guess the linking of “Obama” and “impeachment” was just more than Kenny could cope with and his head exploded like a zit on a 16 year old’s chin.

  23. Rachel says:

    I hope the rains arrive soon.

  24. lulzocaust says:

    Iodine 131 has a half life of 8 days,don’t waste your monies on worthless tablets.

    the plume,the plume

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