Fukushima Global Fallout Dispersion Animation Update

Tyler Durden's picture

Zero Hedge has been updating our readers periodically with Fukushima radiation dispersion maps as they become available. Below we present the latest one out of the French meteorological office, which presents the global nature of the radioactive fallout, which at last check hit a record 500 millisieverts by Reactor 2 and was climbing, which unfortunately means the subsequent dispersion cloud will be even more potent, and so forth, and so forth, until an actual practical resolution, instead of just propaganda, is implemented.

h/t Madame Butcher

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truont's picture

I hear Argentina is nice this time of year...

Dr. Richard Head's picture

Nothing to worry about.  Kudlow said those were just mustard seeds of growth being spread.  Now get back to being a slave already.

Thomas's picture

DTFC (Dump the Fucking Concrete)

4xaddict's picture

... and here was I getting trolled the other day for supporting the US making their assistance contingent on the Japanese removing the affected reactor site from service (i.e DTFC).

Doesn't look so unreasonable now.... The cultural inability to lose face that is delaying this being handled properly is a disgrace. There are some sh1tty governments around the world but Japan is quickly looking to surpass them through inaction and become the sh1ttiest.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

There is a neutron beam being emitted from the plant....

TheMerryPrankster's picture

It means the reactor is breeched "IF" that is where the beam originated, the only other likely point of origination is the spent fuel rod pool. The real point and as much a concern as a breech, is that criticality or nuclear fission must occur to produce a neutron beam and fission is not supposed to occur in a shut down reactor or a spent fuel pool.

Bad sign if it continues. Wait until the proper authorities tell Tokyo residents that not only should they not give tap water to infants, but do not  give it to anyone who was ever an infant.

Psquared's picture

The Vulcans have detected the neutron beam in outer space. They were expecting a warp trail, but we fell a little behind in the technology. They will be along shortly and fix the reactor and provide us with anti-matter reactor technology.

Money Squid's picture

No, that is not a neutron beam, that my friend, is a ray of hope.

Money Squid's picture

No, that is not a neutron beam, that my friend, is a ray of hope.

10kby2k's picture

If only it were that easy. Many here have questioned the method of entombment and the possible epic cost and wasteland buffer needed. The tomb has to last to eternity and will forever scar a large area in Japan.

economessed's picture

But the Chernobyl sarcophagus was only designed to last 30 years, so why do we need to meet the "eternity" criteria?  BTW, Chernobyl sarcophagus is 25 years into its 30 year life, and is known to be leaking badly already.  The "super sarcophagus" has not been funded yet, nor has a construction project been planned to my knowledge.

Perhaps Japan can declare Fukushima a "public microwave" where we can all reheat our udon noodles and day old pizza for free.

avonaltendorf's picture

That's why I suggested demolishing the outbuildings and turbine halls, building earthen dikes around the four reactors, flooding them with water/boron/tin. Cool them down first. Consider how to take them apart later or shove them in the damn ocean, shallow water or not. You can pour concrete in water as well as dry.


Poundsand's picture

Funding?  Probably in negotiations with the US to provide funding for all costs associated with the new sarcophagus, assuming of course that the Ukraine supply the workers. 

Huskybritches's picture

Oh, OK, well, let's just continue pouring water on it from the ocean since that has worked well so far. We wouldn't want to "scar a large area in Japan" with concrete now would we?

TruthInSunshine's picture

Nuclear makes the green shoots grow faster.

akak's picture

Whatever happened to Larry Kudlow's "mustard seeds"?

I don't think they ever really sprouted --- probably because they were sterile Monsanto GMO mustard seeds.

10kby2k's picture

Who to never be stuck with on a deserted island: Kudlow and Liesman.

TuffsNotEnuff's picture

Dr. Richard Head ::: "Now get back to being a slave already."

And tell yer grandchildren to prepare for Reagan Day beginning February 6, 2061.

Ratification of Amendments XXX and XXXI, repealing XIII and implementing serfdom for whites.


Dr. Richard Head's picture

According to FUK U SHIMA, my grandchildren will now be lizards, so they won't mind servitude.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

Peru right now is very nice!  Maybe we should stay an extra 2 weeks longer....

carbonmutant's picture

Anyplace in the southern hemisphere...

Judge Judy Scheinlok's picture

Yea, Rio is nice an insulated. A good place for the cowards to hide.

srelf's picture

Any relation to Judge Judy Sheindlin?

SheepDog-One's picture

Right, the brave should sit and TAKE their nuclear radiation fallout! 

PulauHantu29's picture

truont, good thought. However, my friend went to Chile last year to look at condos....they were more expensive then San Diego! He got depressed and returned before going to Argentina on the same research. perhaps Uruguay?

ArsoN's picture

straight as an arrow actually.  thanks for asking.  

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

The 1959 film "On The Beach" helpfully explains why there is no place to hide.


Poundsand's picture

Seems like this situation was made for the ZH motto about long enough time lines.  Your point is correct, but the timeline is definitely longer.

Muir's picture

A very fine film, by the way.

Julian Osborne: We're all doomed, you know. The whole, silly, drunken, pathetic lot of us. Doomed by the air we're about to breathe.

Julian Osborne: Who would ever have believed that human beings would be stupid enough to blow themselves off the face of the Earth?

Mary: It's all over now, isn't it?
Peter: Yes, it's all over.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

I wonder if D. Rockefeller ever left Chile?

TruthInSunshine's picture

I've seen surreal times before, but nothing holds a candle to these most surreal of times.

There's no mention of Fukushima in any significant way on Amerika's Main Stream Propaganda Channels, whatsoever, and articles from AP and Reuters about recent events are 'revised' as often as BLS data.

The economy is always 'recovering' or 'expanding' according to them, and setbacks like the record low mortgage application and housing sales data are but speedbumps and not reversals.

In Amerika, I don't think it's unreasonable to assume that the MSM and Government are literally working in concert to put the most positive spin on every data point, and hide the ugly reality of national and global events from the sheeple. I believe that the strong cirumstantial (and I'd argue direct in many cases) evidence is there to make this case.

We are indeed living in interesting times.

TheMerryPrankster's picture

I have come to the conclusion that the (corporate) media and the (corporate) government are just two faces of the same entity. Depending on how they want to release information and how they want to manipulate the populace, they wear the appropriate face for the task at hand. They are equivocally the same.

When a few large corporations own the media outlets and a few large corporations own the government, it is natural to consolidate redundant operations, hence the DEA paid producers of television programs to incorporate anti-drug and other favored themes into their programming. Google "Operation Mockingbird" to understand just how embedded the government is within the media.

1984 is real and we are living it, its just they realized that they would need to tone it down, once Orwell raised awareness to what our future might be.

Bananamerican's picture

yup. people seem to assume totalitarianism will resemble a previous iteration...jackboots, empty shelves, "comrade".....they never imagine it with local accents, fashions and vestiges of national culture....

"Hi buddy! S'allright if i see your papers?"

TheMerryPrankster's picture

Facebook the ultimate data mining tool and the user supplies all the information for free.

jus_lite_reading's picture

I concur but the interesting does not describe what is occurring. Being drugged up on LSD would not even result in the same surreal events. Pink Unicorns and BEnron is riding down the Yellow Gold Brick road to the land of Oz to see the good wizzard Mr. Buffet.

Liquid Courage's picture

Wow! Just read this for the first time (From: They Thought They Were Free):


"What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it."


Take out the reference to "that paper-hanging son-of-a-bitch" (Patton's phrase), and doesn't cut pretty close to home? Damn!



doesn't [it] cut pretty close to home?

hamurobby's picture

Very interesting times, they are about to melt up the equities green on about zero volume.

awakened's picture

On Nuclear Boy, I am speechless.

The article below depicts how the Tawainese are handling the news. I imagine US and global MSM are not far from it.


I am reminded of the nursery rhyme: Round and round and round it goes, where it stops (lands) nobody knows. Ashes, ashes we all fall down.

The sad, pathetic thing is that the true reason for our disinformation is that TPTB dont want us to pull all our money out of the banks/markets, and not because they dont want to scare or upset people unneccessarily, they could care less about that, they just dont want the world's economy to crash. At least not just yet.

Interesting times indeed.


TruthInSunshine's picture

For those who read the article, people in Taiwan don't want to hear anything close to reality reported, because they're afraid it's "hurting their mental state."

Go long lithium.

StychoKiller's picture

When "reality" is outlawed, only outlaws will know reality!

FilthyLucre's picture

Maybe the 100 or so people who complained should turn off their f'in TVs. Sure media whores like to over sensationalise and focus on disaster, but if you believe that TV could ever be good for your mental health then you are already beyond help. Legislating that news should be full of unicorns and rainbows ain't going to help.

PulauHantu29's picture

Hendrix, Yes, markets "soar" but they only "dip"

It's all "Better then Expected"

4Kismet's picture

Didn't I read he and his whole fam-damly were hanging out in New Delhi near a new Nuclear bunker?? Having tea with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates???