Latest Fukushima Iodine-131 Dispersion Cloud: Inland Blowing Winds To Affect Tokyo

Tyler Durden's picture

It has been a while since we looked at the ZAMG radioactive fallout dispersion forecast: considering that the radioactive fallout from Fukushima continues to be released without much abatement this projection is actually quite relevant, as once again the various Geiger reading across the region continue to be very dependant on wind direction. And as the latest ZAMG data indicate, there could well be a spike in radiation of proximal cities, since the wind over the next 24 hours is blowing from the Ocean, as well as radioactivity over Russia, which will likely be rather frowned upon: after all Russia is now the energetic white knight providing the marginal energy that Japan needs.

From ZAMG: forecast I-131 dispersion April 18-21

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disabledvet's picture

looks like someone just modeled Wall Street's "held to maturity" debt and overlayed it with "Japan" again.

TruthInSunshine's picture

Off Topic Alert

Financial Times is reporting Bernanke will announce an end to QE on April 27th.

Grab your asses and buckle up.


Far more important was this news from the FT (via PragCap) that the Fed is about to confirm the end of QE.

Specifically, it's expected to signal at its April 27 meeting that there will be no more asset purchases at the end of June.

long juan silver's picture

If such a report doesn't come from Jon Hilsenrath it's unreliable. He is the FRB press organ.

TruthInSunshine's picture

If true, it's going to be a mofo'ing fun summer/fall and beyond.

PragCap Link

Let's see how an economy that is sucking wind really does when the plug of TBTF stimulus and crack fiat for speculative junkies is yanked.

Bernanke sees the knives drawn and the mob headed in his direction.

The political calculus by Obama from risking truly runaway inflation for a long time to come - in the year's run-up to his re-election bid - with $4/gallon gas and higher (now) among other ridiculous and speculatively bid up prices crushing Americans and those abroad - has got to be an underlying factor here.


I'll go one step further, admittedly in total speculation mode: Prepare for news of a coordinated IMF/Fed/ECB framework/agreement/policy of a massive scale. The tipping point is arriving and objects are bigger than they now appear, even by those attuned.

long juan silver's picture

I'll go one step further, admittedly in total speculation mode: Prepare for news of a coordinated IMF/Fed/ECB framework/agreement/policy of a massive scale

Didn't they keep us up nites waiting for this in 2008? You may be right however. That may have been a lesson learned and the Euros are already sailing that course.

You are right as rain on Obama too. He's too arrogant/pig headed to fathom the size of the economic blowback from another 18 months of inflationary feasting at the QE slop trough.

It's time for Bernak to be the adult of the two. Bernak was 18 months late in the winter of 2008/09 and he's 16 months late now. Speaking of lessons learned fer cryin out!

goldfish1's picture

Obama having a say in any of this? Surely you jest.

Tapeworm's picture

Yeah, and off topic too, what happens when the FED put options on Trashury and their other junk paper gets called and the banks shut down for repairs?

 You all had better buy food for your family for three or six months if you don't want the li'l lady standing in line with the gang bangers in the government food line; feck PM's.

WeekendAtBernankes's picture

One has but to head over to Soro's Insititute for New Economic Thinking ( and take a look at their Bretton Woods 3 presentations to see that!

All in the interest of protecting the common man, no doubt.

Hephasteus's picture

Enlightened self interest of slave owners.

Driving Mrs Crazy starring that jewish woman Joseph Lieberman.


tmosley's picture

I'll believe it when I see it.

Not even when they say it.  Only actions mean anything any more.

long juan silver's picture

You dont need to see it! I told you it would happen! Well before Gunlach or Truth in Sunshine.

tmosley's picture

Except that you are a massive idiot who makes 10,000 empty one-liner posts per day and has zero credibility.

QE is not going to end.  At best, there is a short break to cause a catastrophic stock collapse to get all the pols on board for QE whatever.

Popo's picture

Believe what they do, not what they say.

The Fed has outright lied about not monetizing debt, and consistently given false impressions of hawkishness.

They have cried 'wolf' far too many times to be remotely believable.   QE3 is more likely to be announced on the 27th.  

fredquimby's picture

Here are some radiation maps released to meteorologists, but not to the great unwashed public.


Twindrives's picture

Too bad this radioactive stuff can't be piped into the Eccles building.   

long juan silver's picture

What's the big blob moving over Russia? Is there yet somthing else we're not being told about or is this "fish finder" tuned too high at 10?

WestVillageIdiot's picture

"What's the big blob moving over Russia?"

That was nothing.  It was just Rosie O'Donnell heading to a snatch eating convention in The Urals.  She will be back home Thursday morning. 

Thomas's picture

It's been a few weeks now. Can't we get past this whole sordid story and get back to talking about Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, and the Kardashian sisters?

long juan silver's picture

The Full Tilt Poker room cash seizures!

Hephasteus's picture

Guilty of illegally having money that you can't defend against us taking.

mt paul's picture

do you think lindsay 

is long silver

MrPerspective's picture

As the following graphic will illustrate, the radiation levels in Tokyo remained within normal background readings even through the worst of this "crisis" on day one. Yet you really think that weeks later, as the graphic clearly shows, that would change even with radiation levels near the plant decreasing?

InfinityZero's picture

This should be because the melted radioactive matter is now underground! RUN YOU FOOLS!

duo's picture

Niigata pref. getting hosed.  Good bye sake industry.

astartes09's picture

My condolences to the Japanese people.

Remo Williams's picture

I'm in Niigata Prefecture and the readings here never went above 0.17uSv/h according to my own geiger counter.  Maybe that's just my neck of the woods, but I live down the street from a sake brewery so I'll save you a bottle.

WestVillageIdiot's picture

Mike Tyson's gotta be loving this.  For some reason he really hates Tokyo. 

long juan silver's picture

In a laboratory somewhere a brain is missing it's body.

astartes09's picture

Just rub some dirt on it and you'll be fine.

MrPerspective's picture

This guy has been giving the best data updates from Tokyo since the quake. He cuts through the nonsense and it's pretty clear to see that drinking water is at normal levels, radiation and cesium are at normal levels, etc. There was a quick spike, within safe range, for a couple of days in Tokyo immediatedly following the quake. Since then all the numbers have declined back to normal levels. He has hard data and he's in Tokyo without fear, so maybe you should calm down the fear mongering a bit here as well.

[Tokyo air is safe to breath] Concentration of airborne radioactive material is negligibly small

hardcleareye's picture

Hmmmmm, safe range, for whom?  Might you be female and expecting a child?  Do you know the science behind the establishment of "safe"?  Perhaps if you have loved ones, especially "little ones", new or soon to be of this world, you may want to do a little homework before making such rash statements!!!!

umop episdn's picture

This doesn't look too safe to me...but it does look like the wind over Japan will shift soon. Fuku to Mr. Perspective!

Dejean Splicer's picture

TEPCO official reveals there is “little doubt” plutonium has leaked from Fukushima.

Very safe plutonium though.

WeekendAtBernankes's picture

Okay genius, why don't you tell us what the acceptable levels of airborne I-131 and C-137 are.  .001 Bq/m3? .0001 Bq/m3? .00001 Bq/m3?  Of course you did your homework.

Oh, no?  What a surprise.  You're attacking this guy's information because the possibility that Tokyo might not be totally boned runs contrary to your Chicken Little sensationalist worldview.

I love ZH but I do wonder why so many of the commenters cling desperately to the hope that the people of Japan are absolutely fucked.  You attack and ridicule anyone who suggests otherwise.  The brutal truth is you want the Japanese to suffer the most tragic consequences imaginable to satisfy your perceptions.  Disturbing.

MrPerspective's picture

Thank you for some sanity here. Yes, they are distrubing here. They want volcanoes to erupt or earthquakes to destroy cities and, sadly, a nuclear catastrophe. And all because they went short SPX somewhere around 750 and want more than anything to get back there even if it means tens of thousands of people have to die so they don't lose $2000. 

Post facts with charts and readings from people actually in Tokyo and like everything else, these dimwits won't believe a word of it. It's always a conspiracy no matter what the facts say for most here.

Tapeworm's picture

Yes, it would be nice to have unadulterated feed of real time emissions and then to have condition reports of the reactors affected.

 FYI, I have been a pro nuke for decades. I still even have many cards of the boron glass marbles from Batelle (nuke waste encapsulation), and was one of the very early subscribers to Access to Energy when Petr Beckmann was the man.

 I even refer to his book, "The Health Hazards of Not Going Nuclear".

 I do not find that the information from TEPCO is worth a damn and want something better than the feed. I suspect that the poor bastards that have had their land ruined for long past their lifespans have far more interest than I.

 We have yet to get a believable description of why they let the final steam powered circulation system fail for discharge of the DC battery backup for the cooling system bypass solenoids.

 You claim knowledge that sober people want. Let us have your knowledge.

traderjoe's picture

Bullshit. Please don't think you know what anyone thinks or hopes here.

tom a taxpayer's picture

Tokyo's air is so good the Olympic Committee has moved the summer Olympic Games from London 2012 to Tokyo 2011 to take advantage of Tokyo's good air. 

idou's picture

MrPerspective, your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. Please follow-up with videos of yourself drinking Tokyo rainwater while wind is blowing Southwest from Fukushima. Kudos if you are joined with infants and pregnant women.

DeweyLeon's picture

How does one "fear monger" a level 7 nuclear accident?

And how does reporting wind direction over a destroyed nuclear plant that is known to be releasing radiation (or do you deny this?) fear mongering?

WeekendAtBernankes's picture

Ahem.  You do realize it was declared a Level 7 accident in order to create the appearance that the Japanese government is taking the event seriously.

MrPerspective's picture

Not to mention, a level 7 accident works much better for insurance than a 5. That level raise was nothing but political nonsense and, apparently, most knuckleheads here, fell for it.

zhandax's picture

In case you haven't noticed, the public purse is the only "insurance" for this kind of fuck up.

Vic Mackey's picture

I'm sure that was the plan, that's why they did it a month after they had the readings it was based on.

goldfish1's picture

He has hard data and he's in Tokyo.

Sure he is.


MrPerspective's picture

Yes, he is in Tokyo. Lived there his entire life. And, contrary to what you might think, he had nothing to do with Bush blowing up the World Trade Center. 

You guys are amazingly stupid and naive at the same time.