Radioactive Plume To Reach Carlsbadistan

by The Editors on March 17, 2011

Radia Plume

A computerized model from the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization shows radiation from a nuclear power plant damaged during Japan’s 8.9 earthquake reaching San Diego County as early as Friday evening (8 PM, March 18, 2011), according to a story in the New York Times.

The chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Gregory B. Jaczko, said Monday that the plume posed no danger to the United States. “You just aren’t going to have any radiological material that, by the time it traveled those large distances, could present any risk to the American public,” he said in a White House briefing. . . “I don’t want to speculate on various scenarios,” he replied. “But based on the design and the distances involved, it is very unlikely that there would be any harmful impacts.”

Hopefully, Mr. Jaczko is right.

[Link: New York Times]

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Mickey Mc March 18, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Are there any bunkers to hide out in in Carlsbad?

Irwin M. Fletcher March 19, 2011 at 12:58 pm

There is. The Village Pub. Pauly will pour you a nice big’n while you wait out the tsunami, earthquake or even the end of the world as we know it.

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