Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Which information is correct regarding radiation risk for the United States and other countries?

Japanese nuclear plant accident in Fukushima

Possible spread of radioactivity / ZAMG now supports the emergency activities of the IAEA (Update: March 15, 2011, 12 clock)
After the severe earthquake in Japan has occurred in the blocks of the Japanese nuclear power plant Fukushima to repeated explosions. The calculated since Saturday 12 ZAMG March, the spread of a possible radioactive cloud.
On behalf of the WMO ZAMG has supported today the "Incident and Emergency Centre of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna with detailed simulations for the propagation of radiation in Japan and with meteorological expertise.

Ausbreitung der Wolke für heute 6:00 UTC und heute 18:00 UTC (Annahme: permanente Freisetzung)
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According to the current model calculations of the ZAMG revolves currently a low pressure area over Japan, which could transport possible radiation clouds to the south and thus towards Tokyo. At the same time are possible in the next few hours, light rain on the east coast of Japan. In rainfall areas, it could lead to increased radiation coming on the ground. The latest forecasts show that today at 20:00 UTC the large-scale flow again turns to West. Currently, the wind is blowing slightly in Tokyo from the east and so far today it was dry in the Japanese capital.
A neat air masses arrived from Japan to Europe and Austria is still excluded by the meteorology.

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