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#218999 - 03/13/11 08:08 PM And now a word from our:
wildman800 Offline
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"Paranoid Peanut Gallery":

I strongly recommend that everyone get their BoB's and Hurricane Preps up to date NO MATTER WHERE you live in the USA and Canada.

www.radiationnetwork.com/RadiationNetwork.htm

www.squall.sfsu.edu/crws/jetstream.html
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#219001 - 03/13/11 08:12 PM Re: And now a word from our: [Re: wildman800]
philip Offline
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The second one should be http://squall.sfsu.edu/crws/jetstream.html, I think.

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#219025 - 03/13/11 11:02 PM Re: And now a word from our: [Re: wildman800]
ironraven Offline
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WM, thinking fall out? Or panic?
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#219030 - 03/13/11 11:41 PM Re: And now a word from our: [Re: wildman800]
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Fallout? You have got to be kidding. Russia could nuke Tokyo with cobalt bombs and Florida wouldn't get fallout. The figures so far of radioactive releases are quite small. I'm not worried.

Panic? I guess the usual hair-on-fire folks will freak out over any little thing, real or imagined, but the vast majority, at lest those still sane, don't seem freaked out quite yet. Oh wait ... nope. The neighbors loaded all the kids ... might have been a run for the hills but it turned out to be they are going to a movie. So far, no panic.

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#219031 - 03/13/11 11:59 PM Re: And now a word from our: [Re: Art_in_FL]
Russ Offline
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Okay, what’s your point??

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#219038 - 03/14/11 12:51 AM Re: And now a word from our: [Re: Art_in_FL]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
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Fallout? You have got to be kidding. Russia could nuke Tokyo with cobalt bombs and Florida wouldn't get fallout. The figures so far of radioactive releases are quite small. I'm not worried.


I remember the Chernobyl disaster. The local University (Dundee) Physics department decided to take a sample from an Estonian coal ship (about 800-900 miles North of the Chernobyl reactor) that had docked at Dundee Docks about 3-4 weeks after the explosion. The coal dust sample turned out to be the hottest radiological source at the University and legally had to be disposed off under nuclear reprocessing legislation and had to be sent to Sellafield reprocessing/storage site in Cumbria.

Governments will keep folks in the dark, just as they did in the Windscale fire in 1957. National security interests such as too 'don't panic the population' always become convenient reason for not telling the truth to the dangers of nuclear fallout. Even Andrei Sakharov begged to the political leadership of the old USSR not to detonate the Tsar bomb because of the 30-60,000 deaths he calculated the bomb would cause due to the fallout.

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#219316 - 03/15/11 11:09 PM Re: And now a word from our: [Re: wildman800]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
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"Paranoid Peanut Gallery":

I strongly recommend that everyone get their BoB's and Hurricane Preps up to date NO MATTER WHERE you live in the USA and Canada.

www.radiationnetwork.com/RadiationNetwork.htm

www.squall.sfsu.edu/crws/jetstream.html



Weird! It would appear both links have gone down.

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#219317 - 03/15/11 11:13 PM Re: And now a word from our: [Re: wildman800]
ame Offline
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Must be a government conspiracy!

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#219319 - 03/15/11 11:54 PM Re: And now a word from our: [Re: ame]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
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Must be a government conspiracy!



Ah the days before the Internet, when Government conspiracies were always a lot easier or would that be harder to put into practice. All you needed then was a radio and some spare batteries. wink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVvR7P9heH8&

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#219321 - 03/16/11 12:15 AM Re: And now a word from our: [Re: ame]
MostlyHarmless Offline
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Well, snipping the trailing part off the first link reveals that http://www.radiationnetwork.com/ is alive and kicking. I'm a big fan of online measurements. I can't vouch for the reliability of this service, though.


The USSR government did not bother to warn anyone in the outside world about the Tsjernobyl accident before Sweden found increased radiation levels close to one of the Swedish reactors. Reliable access to fresh data is good.


Most likely, the Japanese government could calm things considerably by posting online radiation levels along with explanations about what those numbers really mean. Radiation comes from a huge range of processes and materials, and it is far from trivial to convert those numbers into the answer everyone wants: What impact will this have for me and my loved ones?

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