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!)