Will Radiation from Japan Reach the US?


Well, not enough to hurt, yet just enough to set off panic buying.

Ground level releases of radioactivity are typically not able to be transported long distances in significant quantities, since much of the material settles to the ground a few kilometers from the source.

Wunder Blog : Weather Underground

There are imaginable circumstances where radiation could be transported to the US west coast, but remember that radioactivity from Chernobyl was diluted to less than harmful levels at distances of a thousand miles.

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