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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Will Radioactive Particles from the Leaking Reactor Reach the Pacific Northwest?

Posted by Eli Sanders on Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 9:56 AM

Dr. Jeff Masters at the Weather Underground (a meteorology site) ran a NOAA computer model to answer the question. The answer is yes—but, not in quantities to be of concern for human health.

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Dr. Masters links to a more refined model by the Austrian weather service, also showing the spread of the materials across Japan and the Pacific.

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