Plume of radiation from Fukushima-1 March 18 will cover the southwestern United States.

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17/03/2011, RBC. NY 6:57:47 Loop radiation from the emergency power plant (NPP), "Fukushima-1" in Japan, 17 March 2011. will take place over the Pacific Ocean and affect the Aleutian Islands, and in the evening on March 18 will cover Southern California and southwestern United States, including Nevada, Utah and Arizona.
This forecast is contained in a report prepared by the Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBTO) to the United Nations (UN). The experts say that the level of concentration of radiation in the plume will be low and in the worst case will have a very limited impact on the health of the U.S. population.

Note that the head of the Commission for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory (NRC) Gregory Jacko agreed with UN experts on the possible impact of the plume. "I do not want to speculate on the options of events, but from the structure of the plume and the distances in question, I assume that any adverse effects are unlikely," — he said.

Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa said today that the radiation level at a height of 90 meters over a nuclear power plant (NPP), "Fukushima-1" is 87.7 millisieverts (mSv) per hour. At 300 m level of radiation is 4.13 mSv / h Note the level of radiation at 05:00 MSK March 16, 2011. was only 3.3 mSv / h

The other day the head of Russia Roman Vilfands meteorologist said the threat of the spread of radiation in the Far East in connection with the explosions at nuclear power plants in Japan yet. He explained that, in the coming days is expected to transport of air masses from the west to the east. Besides, the head meteorologist said that removing a large distance from the source of the radiation intensity decreases "a billion times." Thus, even if it reaches the territory of the Russian Far East, it will not pose a great danger.

On the Russian Pacific coast are continuously monitored for radioactivity, the situation of more than 30 experts observe meteorological stations. Currently, the radiation level is within normal values (about 0.11 mSv / h) or even lower them.

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