How Will Wind Affect Radiation Cloud? document.write(LocalTime.getMDY('March 15, 2011 00:00'));March 15, 2011The Today Show addressed the question of where the wind and weather will blow radiation from Japan's troubled nuclear plant. Click on the link above to watch the clip.Wind patterns in Japan typically blow west to east. This pattern will bring materials out into the Pacific Ocean rather than across the island towards the main population centers. That's good news for locals who are...Read Full Story
Worried families across the Western United States are studying wind patterns in an attempt to understand how nuclear materials from the Fukushima power plant in Japan might cross the Pacific Ocean and reach their backyards. Nuclear fallout projections are typically based on wind patterns, and depend on the amount of radioactive material that reach the upper atmosphere. So far, Japanese authorities are reporting that only limited radioactive releases have occured at Fukushima.Nuclear expert...Read Full Story
Japan's Fukushima Daiichi power plant has several damaged reactors from the earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan on Friday. Authorities are trying desperately to put out fires and cool the fuel rods before more radioactive material is released into the environment. Radioactive materials could theoretically travel as far as Hawaii or California Fear is mounting that damages to the Fukushima Daiichi plant could lead to widespread radiation contamination. The most immediate threat is to...Read Full Story
Follow news of the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, and discuss how wind patterns could move radiation across the country and the globe.