Will Japan radiation reach the USA?

If it's news, but not politics, then it goes here.
Beaver
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 2856
Joined: Fri May 04, 2001 9:57 am
Location: Building a dam in the river
Contact:

Will Japan radiation reach the USA?

Postby Beaver » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:47 pm

I'm starting to hear talk that the Japan radiation could reach the US. How bad it will be depends on how bad the meltdown is. Does anyone here have a fallout shelter with extra room? I don't pack much.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... alert.html
America on radiation alert: Japan faces world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl as experts warn fallout may reach U.S.

kurt_w
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 6051
Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2003 3:11 pm
Contact:

Re: Will Japan radiation reach the USA?

Postby kurt_w » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:00 pm

Even in a super-worst-case scenario, it's mostly Alaska that would be at risk. Wisconsin is safe.

green union terrace chair
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 3008
Joined: Wed Jul 20, 2005 3:33 pm
Location: Memorial Union
Contact:

Re: Will Japan radiation reach the USA?

Postby green union terrace chair » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:48 pm

I'd say yes, but don't worry about it. Radiation from Chernobyl reached all over the world in some amount, but the affected area was confined to a swath of Ukraine and Russia.

The situation in Japan is very uncertain, but if the worst occurs, you're still not likely to have dangerous amounts of radiation reach the U.S.

KidCapitol
Forum Addict
Posts: 271
Joined: Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:53 pm
Contact:

Re: Will Japan radiation reach the USA?

Postby KidCapitol » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:59 pm

Too bad we have Wanker who will take away wind turbines.
Otherwise they could blow the radiation away from us.

fisticuffs
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 7980
Joined: Sat Jul 24, 2004 2:49 pm
Location: Slightly outside of Madison
Contact:

Re: Will Japan radiation reach the USA?

Postby fisticuffs » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:04 pm

Otherwise they could blow the radiation away from us.


not sure that's the idea behind wind turbines.

tomr
Senior Member
Posts: 31
Joined: Thu May 17, 2007 10:19 am

Re: Will Japan radiation reach the USA?

Postby tomr » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:16 am

fisticuffs wrote:
Otherwise they could blow the radiation away from us.


not sure that's the idea behind wind turbines.


Man, that's a great idea - hook up all our cows on treadmills, and backfeed the turbines to get a huge westward airflow. Badger ingenuity!

KidCapitol
Forum Addict
Posts: 271
Joined: Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:53 pm
Contact:

Re: Will Japan radiation reach the USA?

Postby KidCapitol » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:03 pm

It's the payback for those big bombs that were dropped on Japan.

Henry Vilas
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 21388
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2002 8:57 pm
Location: Name sez it all
Contact:

Re: Will Japan radiation reach the USA?

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:43 pm

KidCapitol wrote:It's the payback for those big bombs that were dropped on Japan.

Tell that to the Japanese.


Return to “Headlines”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests