Quote:"Health and nuclear experts emphasize that radiation in the plume will be diluted as it travels and, at worst, would have extremely minor health consequences in the United States, even if hints of it are ultimately detectable. In a similar way, radiation from the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 spread around the globe and reached the West Coast of the United States in 10 days, its levels measurable but minuscule."
Read more: nytimes.com
It's apparent they are trying to downplay this as much as possible, and I would not worry myself IF this disaster were over and contained. The reality here is anything but. With 6 plants in meltdown in one form or another, and mox reactor no.3 with its enriched uranium fuel apparently still marching toward meltdown, there is no accurate method by which to forecast potentials at this point.
This article is more of an effort to quell peoples fears. the only concrete information it provided was that in 24 hours, the first wave of radiation will hit the US.
Several sources on the internet sited high gamma ray spikes on the east coast yesterday, suspiciously some of those sources are gone.
Stay safe everybody!