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.