Scientific Paper: “The Fukushima Radioactive Plume Contaminated the Entire Northern Hemisphere During a Relatively Short Period of Time”

“Little Dissipation Occurred … Due to the Nature of the Rapid Global Air Circulation System”

We warned mere days after the Japanese earthquake that the West Coast of North America could be hit with radiation.

Our concerns – unfortunately – have been validated.  See this and this.

The peer-reviewed scientific journal Science of the Total Environment reports:

Massive amounts of anthropogenic radionuclides were released from the nuclear reactors located in Fukushima (northeastern Japan) between 12 and 16 March 2011 following the earthquake and tsunami. Ground level air radioactivity was monitored around the globe immediately after the Fukushima accident. This global effort provided a unique opportunity to trace the surface air mass movement at different sites in the Northern Hemisphere.


The analysis of the air mass forward movements during 12th -16th March showed that the air mass was displaced eastward from the Fukushima area and bifurcated into a northern and a southern branch outside of Japan (Fig. 3). This eastward bifurcation of air masses is in agreement with the simulation of the potential dispersion of the radioactive cloud after the nuclear accident of Fukushima (Weather OnlineWebsite of United Kingdom, UK, 2012).


This work clearly demonstrates how little dissipation occurred during this time due to the nature of the rapid global air circulation system, and the Fukushima radioactive plume contaminated the entire Northern Hemisphere during a relatively short period of time.

Note:  The West Coast of North America is also at risk from ocean radiation.

The Department of Homeland Security and National Nuclear Security Administration recently sent low-flying helicopters over the San Francisco Bay Area to test for radiation. But they almost certainly will not make their findings public.

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  • an observer

    The one and only energy source that will break big oil and big finance’s hold on the world economy via petro-dollars is nuclear power. So, when I see have baked crap like this I wonder whose side you’re on?

    • Michelle Jacobson

      Our problem due to home and business energy are pail in comparison to what the automobiles. planes and ships are using. Electric for homes can be recieved from hydro, solar, wind coal, and some other sources. We could live without nuclear energy. We did before. Also, we are shipping record amounts of oil from the Dakotas to China.

  • DragonTat2

    Plant the hemp and plant it now.

  • Jason DeBord

    Holy cow, some idiot called exposing the massive exposure to radiation in the northern hemisphere from the Fukishima meltdown “have baked crap.” I think the commentator was commenting on his half-baked remark.

    • an observer

      I worked in Nuclear power and around radiation for more than 20 years……….have had extensive training…………verses the world is flat and you’ll fall off the edge if you sail too far West group……

      • Atom Aunt

        The radiation must have affected your brain.

        If you think nuclear energy is safe, by all means go to work directly at the Fukushima Daichi plant.

        They’re running out of workers there, and with your “experience,” you will be most welcome.

        Contact us in a year after working there and let us know how you’re doing.

        Have a safe trip! Wish you were there.

        • jerryskid

          Yes it sounds like he is the right age…

          So no mention of enenews first reporting this news yesterday?

      • Dan

        Uh, huh, Mr. “observer”(troll) and when will your (paid) “observations” (troll) be published in a peer reviewed journal so we can replace your disinformation methods (attack the messenger) with science? (listing your extensive training and credentials of course)

        • an observer

          I’ve noticed that “troll” name calling thing has become a popular way of avoiding an intelligent conversation.

          I’m a 64 year old blue collar Democrat that sat in the union hall when I was a kid licking enevelops for mailings.

          I organized anti-war marches in the 60’s, not because I was anti-war, but because Vietnam was bad policy. FDR promise them we would not support the return of European colonalists if they would help us fight Japan. FDR died and that A-hole Truman carried the French’s luggage for them.

          So don’t insinuate I am paid for my views you little POS.

          • Jason K

            I see the problem, almost retirement age and a Democrat to boot. Believes in social entitlement programs and in the myth of the two party system, right?

            Nuclear energy is a clean as yesterday’s underwear. While it is efficient, the risk is entirely too high in the event of a disaster. Of the other options, water is the next most dangerous in the event of a dam collapsing but is far safer and the fuel is abundant. Windmills cause very little collateral damage and are equally abundant in fuel, and while coal and natural gas are not the best things for the enviroment, they have much less potential destructive capabilities over a short period of time The worst disaster is probably the ghost town of Centralia PA which has been on fire for a little over 50 years. There have also been significant developments in the design of solar cels that are more absorbant and efficient. I guess the worst disaster there is if the star goes nova, but that’s sort of a moot point. So I just can’t buy into the whole nuclear energy being good thing when there’s so many things that can go wrong. Humans have proven ill equipped to govern themselves, and even worse at handling “money”.

          • stonehillady

            “Not because I’m anti-war” but, bad Policy ??. Man your brain has fried. All wars are a racket, where are your morals ? Probably there was posions on all those envelops you licked on those stamps from the commies you volunteered for ! War is war, all wars except Bush’s wars where agreed to by Democrats but, Bush was a Democrat in Conservative Clothes, you war mongels & Nuclear Nuts probably eat GMO foods too, Right ?

  • Once again, Washington’s Blog is trying to promote radiophobia around the world. The report referenced was clearly cherry-picked from many on the subject, and the quotes carefully selected to make the Blog’s conclusion sound scientific and reasonable. The bottom line is this…theworld’s total airborne exposure to Fukushima is many, many times less than exposure to naturally-occurring radon. Just because something is detectable using some of the world’s most sensitive instruments, and because one convenient source of information exaggerates at avery turn, there is no reason to say it is in any way dangerous.

  • nader paul kucinich gravel mckinney baldwin ventura sheehan perot carter

    Never play dumb about more and more cancer.

    Ionizing Radiation and Carcinogenic Chemicals

  • Eric Zuesse

    Another terribly important news story that other media (and not just the major media) ignore.

    • Albert

      The main interests of the International Nuclear Industry is to hide from people the perilous trues over Fukushima, its failures, plant mismanagement and their inability to block the very big amount of ionizing radiation be released to nature, air, water soil and oceans. This is the end of nuclear industry, as it is a global catastrophe that will affect all beings and the health of all humans living in this planet for many years ahead. The powerful international nuclear industry and the governments they control doesn’t allow the major media to spread these important news to all population of world, as the bad reality of the global contamination with a lot of ionizing radiation that is still spreading from Fukushima’s plant will prejudice his business. They don’t think to save people from the nuclear contamination, mostly the children more afected by radiation. If we can not trust in the nuclear industry, we need to stop it now. They are only interested in its financial income, not the people safety and the earth environment conservation.