July 3, 2015 – 1:08 am MDT – in the Colorado Rockies, USA
[Scroll down for main post, further below. — Added Update: July 3, 2015 9:09 am MDT (just after 5 pm in Europe) – Never a good sign: Following Romania (screenshot of its delay further down), Italy has now imposed a 24+ hour delay in public data sharing as well:
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I haven been following the news much recently, but a comment on a recent post notified me of wild lands contaminated with radioactive fallout from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Northwestern Ukraine are on fire again.
I’ll check on wind data in a sec (further down), and see if the European Commission’s radiation monitoring network is working according to the IAEA’s wishes again (namely, blocking out any troubling data when it actually matters…).
First, my older blog posts (listed also in my Nuclear Blog Post Archive) on the forest fires at the end of April 2015 contain lots of information, such as detailed fallout deposition maps, that can help other researchers estimate what may be in that smoke:
- !-> May 16, 2015: Chernobyl Forest Fires (Spring 2015): Addition re. Americium, Cesium, Strontium and Plutonium contamination of burned areas. (Fallout Deposition Maps)
- May 3, 2015: Chernobyl Forest Fire UPDATE – w/ Final Additions: 150+ Bq/m^3 Cs-137 in air 100 km from Forest Fires on April 29May 2, 2015: (More ADDITIONS) Bismuth-214 as a Fallout Indicator? Systematic Omissions: More Evidence of EURDEP Hiding Data when it Matters Most…
- May 1, 2015: ADDITIONS: Belarus Radiation, Satellite Image Chernobyl Fire, EURDEP-Sweden goes silent, ESTONIA & LATVIA Radiation Graphs,…
- April 29, 2015: Chernobyl’s Radioactive Forest Fire. [April 29, 2015] – Location on map, Wind & Radiation Monitoring links
Recent News of new fires:
“The fire broke out at 17.10 p.m. (1410GMT) on Monday [June 29, 2015] near the villages of Kovshilovka and Polesskoye (same as Poliske, I think) in the flood plain of the Uzh River.” You can use that dip in the southern border of Belarus as a reference point and see that the contamination in the burning area varies, including extremely badly contaminated hot spots.
To repeat from my May 16 post, here are deposition maps for Plutonium-239/240/241 and Cesium-137:
!-> Regional gamma radiation monitoring (just added to my Ukraine Radiation Monitors page), @ http://srp.ecocentre.mns.gov.ua/MEDO-PS/index.php?lang=ENG showed these (H= nanoSievert/hr) values, as checked on July 3, 2015 @ 3:30am UTC:
Note: Dose rates are highly deceptive to estimate fallout dangers. To better understand some basics of why, see ‘The Dose Deception‘, ‘K40 versus Cs137‘, and… !-> also keep in mind that many dangerous synthetic radioisotopes decay in Beta and Alpha radiation (which is far more health-hazardous when inhaled or ingested), which don’t even (or often barely) affect the gamma dose rate monitors.
Alright… Nullschool for wind… Looks like in the beginning it blew into Ukraine (likely even straight into Kiev and beyond), and if it didn’t rain out over the Ukraine (possibly creating new hot spots), then it brew south over the Black Sea with one wind arm taking it to Crimea and definitely into Russia from there; and the other wind arm blowing west and likely into Bulgaria: Later on the wind turned a bit. Most of Western and Northern Europe looks like it was be spared this, but it looks like in the past 4 days… some South-Eastern European countries, in particular the fine folks of Bulgaria, Romania and Greece, may have been breathing traces of airborne nuclear waste… Alright, that at least gives me an rough idea of where to check the EURDEP monitors… Hard to interpret data gaps, but if it means what I suspect it means, then it looks like Greece was hit first, then the high pressure over Romania-Hungary pulled the delivery route north, bringing the nuclear industry’s gift to humanity (future cancers, leukemia, heart diseases, mental ailments, immune system disruption, etc.) to Hungary, Romania and surroundings. Romania has imposed a 24+ delay in its data reporting, as obvious on the data for the last 24 hours: (Belarus, Ukraine & Moldova are not plugged into to the EURDEP data sharing network.) A couple monitor screenshots from EURDEP’s Public Map, which their disclaimer makes clear you should take with a grain of salt [sarc.]: –> “Hmm…” A little strange, isn’t that? The data gaps starts before the fires supposedly started… Hmm… Anyways, you can find gaps like that this week all over that region. But… to put it into context… here’s a MONTH graphs, which show that such gaps happened also when there were no known incidents: You can find examples of that all over the place as well. The little spikes are likely mostly natural, as Beryllium-7 and Potassium-40, and some other natural ones rain out off and on.
As most of you already know, I think these ongoing gaps are often caused by that one big sinking sun on a Pacific beach we’re not supposed to think about… I think Fukushima is still leaking large amounts of radioactive gasses and particles into the atmosphere. I even think it is still fissioning (some blog posts on that further down). Yet it’s going to become really hard to pin-point where what is coming from as accidents just compound each other. Releases from Blayais in France last week, for instance, or all the various little refuelings, and the various cover-ups of radioactive clouds we’re not supposed to even know about (like Zaporizhia NPP last December 2014),… Put it all together and you get a pretty gloomy picture for what’s in store for the next generations…
The Cs-137 and I-131 monitor on Cyprus has not yet gone back into data gap nor spike mode. Here showing the past two months of Cs-137:
Now, what I find somewhat more curious is that Iceland’s entire network (4 monitors) went off-line, and wind-patterns make it obvious that this has nothing to do with the latest Chernobyl fires this time:
Odd… not? And then when you check the northern hemisphere jet stream patterns… http://earth.nullschool.net/#2015/07/03/0000Z/wind/isobaric/250hPa/orthographic=4.52,91.01,274 … you can also see that if Fukushima fallout were arriving to the European scene by jet stream delivery… it would actually be merging with the smoke from the Chernobyl fires and affecting the same areas.
Given the fires were set by arsonists last time… how the smoke moved was covered up by the IAEA-alligned governments (and they raised some nice money while they were coincidentally fundraising for the Chernobyl’s decommissioning),… [Don’t forget that part of this industry is driven by the desire to maintain the capacity to flash-incinerate hundreds of thousands of people at the push of a button. And that it’s “peaceful” wing has very little regard for future generations either. We’re talking about the greediest most heart-detached alienated deranged psychopaths here – Just saying…] … I wouldn’t even be surprised if these fires in the Chernobyl region are set on purpose, sometimes perhaps to distract from attention to the fallout from Fukushima reaching Europe.
Some more “stuff to entertain you” can be found by clicking the ‘Nuclear’ tab at the top. Some recent ones include:
- June 22, 2015: Fin Whale Die-Off by Alaska area ‘a Perplexing Mystery’… + More Data Rigging Evidence: EPA Radnet Beta radiation monitor @ Anchorage spiking when DATA GAPS @ Anchorage
- June 18, 2015: The “Mysterious” mid-May 2015 Kazakhstan Saiga Antelope Die-Off – aka “Do Not Mention Radioactive Fallout…”
- June 9, 2015: Radiological Emergency – Northern Hemisphere – RED ALERT !
- June 9, 2015: Anyway…
- June 8, 2015: EURDEP’s Automatic Omissions continue: A look at Iceland’s radiation monitoring Post- Chernobyl Forest Fires & Post- Fukushima’s May 2015 Re-Criticality Flare-ups
- June 7, 2015: Yup… Fukushima is Still Fissioning – A Nullschool Wind Data Analysis of May 2015 EURDEP-Finland/Germany Radioactive Air Samples.
- !–> June 6, 2015: Pink Unicorns beach themselves on the shores of Lake Dystopia
- May 29, 2015: Land of the Sinking Sun…
- May 29, 2015: Kevin Blanch: This is a Fucking War!
- May 28, 2015: How does it taste, Alaska? Metallic?
- May 27, 2015: The Fukushima Lie (Die Fukushima-Lüge – ZDF Zoom, A film by Johannes Hano, in Deutsch, with English Subtitles)
- !-> May 25, 2015: The Gist of that Pondering
- May 25, 2015: Additional Ponderings Re. Pacific Ocean Ecological Crisis. Wondering about Effects of a speculated Fukushima-induced Polonium-210 (Alpha-emitting) surge’s on Sea Life. Iodine-131, Cobalt-60, Cesium-134 & Neobium-95 detected in Europe (May 2015!)
- May 16, 2015: Radon Spike in Italy: Highest since 2013 ; Cyprus blocks out Cs-137/I-131 data… (May 16, 2015, a snapshot of a few EURDEP monitors)
- Etc. …
Also added (July 3, 2015): Blog traffic! ;-D
After France (16), the two most nuclear-powered countries in the world are Belgium (2) & Hungary (2), which, just like data-gagged Italy (1), show almost no blog traffic. Same for Japan…
Does Japan still exist? (j/k)
I still wonder about that sometimes…