If Chernobyl’s Cesium Fallout were Presented the Fukushima way…

Going on the previous post, I improved my legend to translate one color coded fallout map into another.  Where the range overlaps, I chose the colors approximately in the middle between the two ends.  The result is striking.  If Chernobyl were presented with the MEXT/DOE color legend… it would appear… a lot less serious…

The Legend I created (using only the two color bars on the right here):

Next blogpost: “my Cesium-137/134 Fallout color translation Legend”…

Map sources:

– Map of Europe from UNEP, showing the fallout measurements on the ground of radionuclide contamination of Cesium-134 and Cesium-137 after the 1986 Chernobyl, Ukraine (then part of the USSR) nuclear accident:  http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/radiation-from-chernobyl

– Map of the immediate area surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants on the beach in Fukushima, Japan, the result of a cooperative effort by the Japanes MEXT and the U.S. DOE (color legend of this map then aplied to Europe’s map above), see PAGE 7 on this pdf:  http://www.mext.go.jp/component/english/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2011/05/10/1304797_0506.pdf

Conversion help for Radiation Units:  http://online.unitconverterpro.com

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