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Scrutiny of evacuations continues

This week the Wall Street Journal published a cluster of frontpage stories (here and here, along with video content) about the evacuation mishaps and tragedies in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear incident.  In “How Japan Stumbled in Forecasting … Continue reading

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Update on the release of plume forecasts by the Japanese government

Last week the Japan Nuclear Safety Commission (NSC) began releasing plume forecasts. The plots show where radiation would go if an incident were to occur in the future, and also display the past forecasts covering the time period since the … Continue reading

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Ocean transport from real-time models

The discovery of extremely high radiation levels in the ocean adjacent to the Fukushima plant is the latest development in the crisis.  The measurement site is located several kilometers north of the reactors, yet the prevailing currents over the past week … Continue reading

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