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Typhoon threat at Fukushima reactor site

Typhoon Roke, the 15th typhoon of the season in the northwest Pacific, is passing in the vicinity of the Fukushima reactor site.  It has already left in its wake significant flooding in Nagoya (southwest of Tokyo) and on the western … Continue reading

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Tsunami debris poses maritime hazard in the Pacific

Debris fields, some reaching 70 miles long, are moving slowly across the Pacific in the clockwise rotating basin-scale subtropical oceanic gyre.  The debris aggregations will take several years to come ashore along the U.S. and Canadian west coast, although some of … Continue reading

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Ocean forecast for Japan: 4/5

I’m actually quite heartened that they found today a source of the radiation leak into the ocean.  In a post last week I mentioned how the high radiation values several kilometers upstream of the Fukushima site were indicative of more … Continue reading

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