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Grabbing Extra Rads and Extra Rays in Oregon

News Item: Japanese Atomic Plume Doesn’t Pose Health Threat to US Coast (from Bloomberg) Note the comparison to Chernobyl and not Three Mile Island.

There is still no official comment about the amount of radiation in this plume. What’s up with that?

Vassar’s piece yesterday, “Rising Fears of Rising Fears” put me in mind of several things. First, are those the same scientific agencies that insist they can tell us within a thousandth of a degree the temperature in America 600 years ago, and come within .0001 telling us the amount of carbon in the atmosphere in 1492, still can’t find a plane to fly around over the Pacific to find out how much radiation (if any) is in that giant plume cloud tangoing its way across the Pacific.

Commando Cody could have flown out with a Lockheed twin-prop and that little Geiger counter they used in the 40’s and given us better information three days ago.

And then, considering the glittering stupidity of this, I was reminded of that great Gary Larsen cartoon from “Far Side” where two guys are fishing in a lake and behind them are two large mushroom-shaped clouds, and one old fellow tells the other, “I’ll tell you what this means. No size restriction and screw the limit.”

So, anyway, I live five stories up with a nice balcony facing the setting sun, and think I’ll take in a few extra rads and rays this weekend. It’s supposed to be sunny on Sunday.

(h/t to Specialist for the art. You guys are great!)

Bernard Chumm
Partner, The Sands Institute, head of the fearsome Scat Patrol, and Protector of the Innocent

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  1. I read the linked Bloomberg article very carefully. Only one sentence I have an issue with:

    After Chernobyl, experts found no measurable health effects to humans from direct radiation exposure outside of a 50-mile radius, according to McKone.

    I used to teach English as a second language in the middle to late 1990’s. Many of my students were from Ukraine. The horror stories they told about Chernobyl were quite different than the statement above. Much more than 50 miles out. Deformed babies, cows birthing calves with more than 4 legs, many dying from leukemia, lymphoma and thyroid cancer well outside the 50 mile limit well over and above the normal rate.

    Mind you, I’m not a fear-monger here, just giving reports from first-hand “reporters” who actually lived there.

    • This event is not even close to Chernobyl in size and scope.

      A meltdown is not the problem, all that is contained. What they are battling is fire.

      Fire releases much much more Radiation than that which is emanating from the enclosures.

  2. You know who’s over the top…Greta

    And then we have Shep Smith who’s been foretelling Nuclear Meltdown for 4 days straight.

    And tonight he’s like, “Why are people stocking up on Iodine tablets? that’s just DUMB”

    unbelievable

  1. I read the linked Bloomberg article very carefully. Only one sentence I have an issue with:

    After Chernobyl, experts found no measurable health effects to humans from direct radiation exposure outside of a 50-mile radius, according to McKone.

    I used to teach English as a second language in the middle to late 1990’s. Many of my students were from Ukraine. The horror stories they told about Chernobyl were quite different than the statement above. Much more than 50 miles out. Deformed babies, cows birthing calves with more than 4 legs, many dying from leukemia, lymphoma and thyroid cancer well outside the 50 mile limit well over and above the normal rate.

    Mind you, I’m not a fear-monger here, just giving reports from first-hand “reporters” who actually lived there.

    • This event is not even close to Chernobyl in size and scope.

      A meltdown is not the problem, all that is contained. What they are battling is fire.

      Fire releases much much more Radiation than that which is emanating from the enclosures.

  2. You know who’s over the top…Greta

    And then we have Shep Smith who’s been foretelling Nuclear Meltdown for 4 days straight.

    And tonight he’s like, “Why are people stocking up on Iodine tablets? that’s just DUMB”

    unbelievable

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