181 miles north of Los Alamos, New Mexico – June 2015 – DISCLAIMER
What if I headlined in screaming capitols, “ZIRCONIUM-97 DETECTED IN GERMANY!!!“, would thát make some heads turn? What would? At this point I’m just shaking my head in disbelief. Did you see that headline in Germany’s “not-that-bad” news media? (I sure didn’t. And I do searches in many languages… Did I miss something?)
Wonder “why I stick to pink unicorns and quaking duckies… ” ;-)
“Moving along… Nothing to see here…” Quack quack…
The Mean Kitty Song (to help you shift out of cognitive dissonance?)
I’m not the first to suggest that Fukushima-Daiichi is still having nuclear fission – flare ups long after ‘cold shutdown’ was declared in December 2011.
The evidence I presented in the previous blog post is just really detailed, scientifically specific and makes the case for FISSIONING irrefutable. Except…: I didn’t work out the wind analysis in the same blog post, which leaves some uncertainty about where this fission-evidence blew in from.
Hence this addition.
- Per intro, flashback to Russia Today, Sept. 2 2013: “…some radioactive fission is occurring, like an open air reactor, if you like, under the ground” [, believed radiation expert Christopher Busby]:
“The latest surge in radiation at Fukushima nuclear plant may suggest not only additional water leaks at the site, but could also mean fission is occurring outside the crippled reactor, explains Chris Busby from the European Committee on Radiation Risk. The increase in radiation reading is too significant to be blamed on random water leaks, believes Busby.
RT: Just how serious is the situation now in Japan?
Chris Busby: I think this is an indication that it has actually deteriorated significantly, very suddenly in the last week. [End of August 2013] What they are not saying and what is the missing piece of evidence here is that radiation suddenly cannot increase unless something happens and that something cannot be leakage from a tank, because gamma radiation goes straight through a tank. The tank has got very thin metal walls. These walls will only attenuate gamma radiation by 5 per cent, even when it is 1 cm thick.
Although they may think this is a leak from the tank, and there may well be leaks from the tank, this sudden increase of 1.8 Sieverts per hour is an enormously big doze that can probably kill somebody in 2 to 4 hours.
Today there was another leak found at 1.7 Sieverts per hour in more or less the same place. This huge radiation increase, in my mind means something going on outside the tanks, some radioactive fission is occurring, like an open air reactor, if you like, under the ground. […]”
So… In yesterday’s blog post, “Pink Unicorns beach themselves on the shores of Lake Dystopia“, I shared detailed radioisotope data for detection of Iodine-131 in Switzerland; Radon (220 +222) in Italy, Alpha and Beta upticks in The Netherlands; and especially the incredible mix of May 2015 detections of I-131, Co-60, Nb-95, Ru-103, Cs-134, Cs-137 in Finland (@ Kotka in the south, and @ Rovaniemi in the north).
In this blog post I will scrutinize the wind data through Nullschool [http://earth.nullschool.net/], just to see whether or not my first impression, namely that this radioactive cloud did not come somewhere in Europe or Russia, but most likely originated from F1 (Fukushima-Daiichi NPP: “Dai” = Nr., “Ichi” = 1, hence F1 for short), holds up. Yesterday, I really just glanced the wind patterns and rolled with my confirmation bias: After having seen many other fitting patterns, I’m inclined to point the finger at Fukushima even when I don’t actually have enough data to confirm that with higher certainty. Because of widespread disbelief that F1 is still fissioning (for good reason, as that’s truly disturbing as hell), I figured I should do the homework to make my case stronger for the Finland air samples.
I like to start with a little detour, though: Northern GERMANY, May 12-13, 2015… It’s a true “wtf” detection: Zirconium-97. Zr-97 has a half-life of only 16.744 hours, and in 11 half-lifes it’s no longer Zr-97. I stumbled upon it by chance, ’cause it’s not like Europe has a vast network to test for this: (Aside from the CTBTO network, who are “bound by secrecy”…), there is only one public Zr-97 monitor: in North-eastern Germany near the border with Poland, in Angermünde, Deutschland, and it is rarely active. But there it is, and that data is validated (meaning someone doubled checked it and YUP: true detection): 3.90E-03 Bq/m^3 Zr-97… wth…
A little quote from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_fallout#Half-life:
“[…] A large amount of short-lived isotopes such as 97Zr are present in bomb fallout. This isotope and other short-lived isotopes are constantly generated in a power reactor, but because the criticality occurs over a long length of time, the majority of these short lived isotopes decay before they can be released. […]”
The latter to which I would like to add: UNLESS, of course, you’re dealing with a completely out-of-control open-air reactor sinking into a Pacific Ocean beach…
But there is one aspect of this that casts a little bit of doubt on Fukushima as the source: though definitely not impossible, it generally takes longer than a week for fallout from Japan to reach Europe… Here the sampling location marked on the EURDEP map, showing its awe-inspiring network for Zr-97-monitoring [sarc.]:
Because this detour is rather “SCENIC” in the various additional outrageous wacko ponderings it has the potential to arouse… (Like… I could get myself wondering… if there’s something to that report, only found on fringe sites like Global Research, June 1, 2015: Possible Tactical Nuclear Strike (Neutron Bomb) in Yemen?), [Sigh…] Oh… Wait… Okay, that allegation is about an attack on May 20, 2015, so obviously not related. Good. I guess. Let’s see which way the wind blew… I’ll start with this one.
You can see that on May 10th, the jetstream is still blowing over Angermünde at high speed: http://earth.nullschool.net/#2015/05/10/2100Z/wind/isobaric/250hPa/orthographic=25.03,62.75,275 Annotated Screenshot:
By 12:00 noon UTC on May 12th, a slow-down edge shows up for that location, albeit a minor one: http://earth.nullschool.net/#2015/05/12/1200Z/wind/isobaric/250hPa/orthographic=-102.86,67.40,512 Screenshot of this moment with Japan on the upper left and Germany on the upper right, and -although not directly downwind, pretty close, a more pronounced slow-down over the Atlantic (I circled the Azores, and checked the Gamma monitor for PONTA DELGADA (the capital of the Autonomous Region of the Azores in Portugal), but it revealed absolutely nothing. No upticks. No data gaps:
Zooming in on Germany at the midpoint of the air sampling, @ 18:00 UTC on May 12, starting at 1000 hPa (just above the surface), then showing the winds at 850 hPa, 700 hPa, 500 hPa, and eventually jet stream height: 250 hPa.
Pretending for a second that air doesn’t need TIME to move, even at high speed jet stream, it would take about a week to move from Japan to Germany, so I would need to make many time-adjustments and paste the data together geographically. Just a quick look at May 12 1800 UTC over the Pacific, with one set of added black arrows (going upwind from where they left off, just north of Salt Lake, in the above image; and another set, on the left, starting from F1:
If the jet stream didn’t meander like a crazy air river up there, this would work. But it doesn’t work that way. Many time-adjustments are needed and doing this going upwind towards a mystery source is ridiculously time-consuming. SO, sparing myself that headache, I’m going to run with my confirmation bias and see where I come out when I start at F1.
Now here’s the thing: IF the Zr-97 that got detected in Germany truly came from Fukushima, it MUST have left Japan in a major hurry. It must be able to get to the other side of the planet in one week max, meaning somewhere probably in the May 4 to May 6 time frame… otherwise the Zr-97 would have totally decayed away before it reached Europe, at least to well below minimum detectable levels. So the jet stream’s FAST area must have been right over F1, when the releases were super-hot and immediately rose to jet stream height, is my reasoning here. And after that there can’t be many slow-down areas before reaching Europe.
A jet stream straight shot is pretty much the only possibility that can bring that much Zr-97 all the way from Japan to land in Europe…
Let’s see… starting May 3 @ 250 hPa over Japan… http://earth.nullschool.net/#2015/05/03/1200Z/wind/isobaric/250hPa/orthographic=-237.04,45.25,1024 You can see that the fast jet stream is much further north:
May 4th, 1500 UTC the jet stream dips south… http://earth.nullschool.net/#2015/05/04/1500Z/wind/isobaric/250hPa/orthographic=-237.04,45.25,1024
By 3 am UTC on May 5th, 2015, the fast zone of the northern jet stream is passing right over Fukushima-Daiichi’s Cauldons of Hell:
The fastest wind speed observed at jet stream height in the time frame for that FU location, however, occurred on May 6 @ 2100 UTC:
187 km/hr = 116 mph As the wind blow… F1 to Angermünde… some 17000 km? @ 187 km/hr… that would take less than 4 days. Of course it isn’t always going at that speed, but it shows that it is completely possible for that hypothetically radioactively polluted jet stream air to reach Germany by May 12.
So… WHERE did that specific wind line move to over its next 6 days… I’m going to split the path way from Japan to mid-North America into 3 days, and the remaining pathway into another 3 days…
[Man… I can’t believe I’m doing this… ]
Okay: 1, 2…
That leaves me at http://earth.nullschool.net/#2015/05/07/2100Z/wind/isobaric/250hPa/orthographic=-121.43,45.84,1024, which is http://earth.nullschool.net/#2015/05/07/2100Z/wind/isobaric/250hPa/orthographic=-40.86,56.09,1024 when turned to show the Atlantic too.
Looking at the wind pattern delivering the jet stream, another 3 days:
A look at May 11, 2015 @ 18:00 UTC (12 hours before sample collecting begun), to get an idea of the approaching jet stream air mass. @ 250 hPa:
@ 500 hPa:
@ 700 hPa:
700 hPa slow-down, when they run parallel with the onset of an above slow-down is what I have found (over doing this countless times the past half year) were radiation upticks (natural or not) are found.
In short: Yes, confirmed: For Fukushima to be the culprit, the necessary jet stream wind pattern to deliver fast-decaying radioisotopes within less than a week from Japan all the way to North-Western Europe was in place right during the time it needed to be so to explain this. Go ahead: Browse through the days on Nullschool; the odds for this to match so nicely were not in my favor.
Did you enjoy that detour? Now I return to the intended focus of this blog post… Here is EURDEP’s double-awe-inspiring network for monitoring Niobium-95 and Ruthenium-103:
Ok… Since the combination of Nb-95 with Ru-103 has been brought up as ‘linked to Fukushima’ before (see previous blog posts for more references), I’ll pick the sampling period for those detections: May 22-25, 2015
[Sigh…] You know… you can follow lines, right?
It’s easy. All that it takes is this: Jet streams passes over F1 and picks up fission products. In areas where the jet stream downwind slows down, some of that stuff comes down. It’s that simple. Here’s a screenshot of the last link:
What would you like me to do next? Analyze every freak’n water and kelp sample gathered by top expert Ken Buesseler and company and show that they’re not being gathered in the most likely fallout zones over the Pacific?
Ah good… it stopped raining… So beautiful here… ;-)
Next blog posts will just be nature photos…
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