Mar 17 - UN predicts nuclear plume could hit U.S. by FRIDAY

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 7 years ago '04        #41
kenoe212004 27 heat pts27
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life on earth is comin to a end sooner then we thought!!!!
 7 years ago '04        #42
KURUPTION!!! 541 heat pts541
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VIENNA — Low concentrations of radioactive particles are heading eastwards from Japan's disaster-hit nuclear power plant and are expected to reach North America in days, a Swedish official said Thursday.

Lars-Erik De Geer, research director at the Swedish Defence Research Institute, a government agency, was citing data from a network of international monitoring stations established to detect signs of any nuclear weapons tests.

Stressing that the levels were not dangerous for people, he predicted the particles would continue across the Atlantic and eventually also reach Europe.

"It is not something you see normally," he said by phone from Stockholm. But, "it is not high from any danger point of view."

He said he was convinced it would eventually be detected over the whole northern hemisphere.

"It is only a question of very, very low activities so it is nothing for people to worry about," De Geer said.


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"In the past when they had nuclear weapons tests in China ... then there were similar clouds all the time without anybody caring about it at all," he said.



Before he spoke, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission advised any Americans living near Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to move at least 50 miles away but it played down the risks of contamination to the United States.

"All the available information continues to indicate Hawaii, Alaska, the U.S. Territories and the U.S. West Coast are not expected to experience any harmful levels of radioactivity," it said in a statement on Wednesday.

De Geer was commenting on data from the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO), a Vienna-based independent body for monitoring possible breaches of the test ban.

He said he believed the radioactive particles would "eventually also come here."
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The CTBTO has more than 60 stations around the world which can pick up very low levels of radioactive particles such as cesium and iodine isotopes.
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It continuously provides data to its member states, including Sweden, but does not make the details public.

The New York Times said a CTBTO forecast of the possible movement of the radioactive plume showed it churning across the Pacific, and touching the Aleutian Islands on Thursday before hitting southern California late on Friday.
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It said health and nuclear experts emphasized that radiation would be diluted as it travelled and at worst would have extremely minor health consequences in the United States.

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, its levels measurable but minuscule, the newspaper said. The CTBTO projection gave no information about actual radiation levels but only showed how a radioactive plume would probably move and disperse, it said.
 7 years ago '07        #43
Bighempin of QM 13 heat pts13
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What the f**k are they doing to the atmospher?
 7 years ago '06        #44
johnny 2 heat pts
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thank you Israel
 7 years ago '05        #45
HUDA2daF 2 heat pts
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n*ggas gonna be smoking that radiation weed


ugghhhh
 7 years ago '04        #46
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I don't want to get cancer in the future.




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 7 years ago '09        #49
EA5ER1 
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i live in cali and i just ain't buyin this s**t. i ain't worried
 7 years ago '05        #50
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damn this s**t proves how many pus*ys there are in this country why wont you do do something about it and speak on it instead of letting others selling you s**t lmao
 03-17-2011, 08:33 PM         #51
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i think the gov is trying to make some money off all those radiation prevention products. Imagine how much they gonna bank of iodine pills
 7 years ago '08        #52
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 EA5ER1 said:
i live in cali and i just ain't buyin this s**t. i ain't worried
You gon' be worried after you start growing a third arm out of your ribs and end up with 14 fingers.
 03-17-2011, 09:23 PM         #53
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EA5ER1 
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 fmoney88 said:
i think the gov is trying to make some money off all those radiation prevention products. Imagine how much they gonna bank of iodine pills
yup. it's all about how much profit they kan make out of these fukd up events
 03-17-2011, 10:01 PM         #55
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I love living on the eastcoast. s**t never f**ks with us over here.
and the south


goodbye cali residents, may god rest y'all souls :greetings10::wave:
 03-17-2011, 10:03 PM         #56
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 deziking said:
I don't want to get cancer in the future.




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:sad2: goodluck my friend
 7 years ago '06        #57
The Scenario 43 heat pts43
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I'm going to file a class action lawsuit blaming Japan for the source of stress, and any future illness possibly related. I'm thinking 75 billion.
 7 years ago '04        #58
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is this why FEMA ordered all those caskets man?
 03-17-2011, 11:04 PM         #59
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"To live and die in LA" :dancingcool:

Ain't worried bout it
 7 years ago '06        #60
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guess they found a way to get rid of the potassium iodine pills that were sitting around collecting dust
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