French research suggests cesium-137 from Fukushima has arrived in Metro Vancouver

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      A French atmospheric-research organization has created a "simulation map" suggesting that the North America's west coast has higher cesium-137 levels than western Japan.

      The Centre d'Esneignement et de Recherche en Environment Atmosphérique presentation leaves the distinct impression that cesium-137 from the Fukushima 1 nuclear plant has reached the Metro Vancouver area.

      Along with caesium-134, iodine-131, and strontium-90, caesium-137 is one of the isotopes released in nuclear-reactor accidents that are considered to be a threat to human health.

      According to CEREA, the simulation was "performed with a specific version of the numerical atmospheric chemistry and transport model Polyphemus/Polair3D".

      It added: "The magnitude of the deposition field is uncertain and the simulated values of deposited radionuclides could be significantly different from the actual deposition. In particular, the source term remains uncertain. Therefore, these results should be seen as preliminary and they are likely to be revised as new information become available to better constrain the source term and when radionuclides data can be used to evaluate the model simulation results.

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      step back

      Sep 3, 2011 at 11:56pm

      nice fear mongering charlie. why don't you get back to us when they measure the actual cesium-137 off our coast instead of trying to scare people with a simulation map.

      Pat Crowe

      Sep 4, 2011 at 2:20pm

      step back, makes a good point. I'll stand by and wait for my government to give us the results from all of that testing they are doing.
      Like, maybe, never.


      Sep 4, 2011 at 3:38pm

      You mean, the government's actually testing for radiation? I thought they were just wishing really, really hard.

      step back

      Sep 5, 2011 at 12:42pm

      my mistake. panic. wear a hazmat suit to work, burn the outside plants and take you iodine pills because you understand what dangerous radiation levels that map might mean. also the government are the only people with radiation detection equipment. eye roll...


      Sep 5, 2011 at 6:00pm

      theyve shut DOWN ALL EPA radiation meters in Canada..since about 3 weeks after fuk-everybody-shima...I am in vancouver...between this and the chemtrails...S.A looks better by the minute


      Mar 19, 2012 at 9:21pm

      Why would there be "EPA radiation meters" in Canada, when the EPA is a US government agency? Radiation monitoring in Canada is carried out by Health Canada and the results published on a quarterly basis.

      The key phrase in the CEREA presentation (which does not appear to have been peer-reviewed) is "the source term remains uncertain". The source term is the total amount of material released. Without knowing that, any modelling is speculative at best.


      Mar 20, 2012 at 10:08pm

      Anyone who followed Fukushima in real time is aware that Canada and the US shut of their respective testing at the same time- right after the EPA detected controversial findings early on. Bothering folks over agency specifics is akin to saying Tellurium-132 wasn't detected if it was misspelled with only one 'L' on the data sheet.

      Peer Review? You mean the controlled process which the Pro Nuclear Lobby has used ad infinitum to avoid undesirable data, while that same body praises itself as 'reality-based-science'? Scores of Chernobyl/Belarus children don't exist according to the 'Peer-Review' process (on paper)- except for the inconvenient 'reality' that they actually exist. Beir VII and it's ilk avoid events such as Chernobyl & Fukushima 'like the plague', in order to wrap up comfortably in the blanket of old Atomic Era Testing. 'Avoiding the present to blur the past'.

      'Uncertain' is what 'Peer-Review' process strives for. Why hasn't Peer Review process suggested 'Radiation Cloud Days' for school children the way we have inclement weather days (which save lives)- when we have exploding reactors such as we did with Fukushima? Wouldn't that avoid obvious Thyroid Cancer health risks? Does 'Peer Review' avoid such obvious 'reality based science' or does Peer Review embrace 'Donkey Clown Science'? (ACS- gotta make it sound official)

      Never a middle ground with such 'Peer Review' enthusiasts, is there? Ignore such obvious health risks in lie of embracing uncertainty- and one is a 'true scientist'- show 'curiosity' or 'concern' or 'reason' and one is labeled an 'alarmist'. No middle ground. What disingenuous bile.