Pro nuclear scientists seem to be having a problem locating the Pools of Radiation that Nuclear Power Plants deposit in the communities they reside in. We are taking a first step in trying to focus their attention.
We are of the opinion that Nuclear Power Plants on a regular basis purposefully and accidentally release radiation. Both purposeful releases and accidental releases of radiation have the same effect on living organisms.
We suggest that the wind blows and disperses these (purposeful and accidental) releases of radiation. We further believe that the nature of plume development is very complex and this radiation is not distributed in an even layer all around the Nuclear Power Plants.
Further we think that due to the complexities of the nature and duration of radioactive releases; the temperature of released plumes, humidity of released radioactive plumes, concentration of radiation, and other radiation release factors are elements considered in locating the Radiation Pools that are being deposited across Nuclear Power Plant communities.
The temperature of the atmosphere around the Nuclear Plants, dew point, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction, location of buildings, geographic features, bodies of water and more add to the "plate of spaghetti" we need to unravel to (formulate, anticipate and actually) locate the Radioactive Pools created by this Measurable Castoff Radiation.
The images of visible smoke plumes below are some indication of the diverse nature of plume development in nature. And for Radioactive Plumes we have one more complexity to add to Nature's bag of tricks, Radiation is invisible.
The plume diagram you see here was modeled to calculate the potential maximum downwind concentrations of lead and asbestos due to a fire at a battery plant. As you can see by the plume model there are concentrated spots within the plume. We believe that Radiation Pools are created in the same manner.
There are two specific forms of Plume models that should apply, one is a continuous plume that would apply to leaks, unfortunately leak data is virtually nonexistent since Nuclear Power Plants either hide such information from the public or are unaware of the leak themselves.
This of course does not speak well of the policy of allowing Nuclear Power Plants to monitor themselves. This must also raise the question of the appropriate nature of allowing people who have a personal interest in the Nuclear Industry to man so many positions with in the Nuclear regulatory Commission itself. A history of mismanaged Nuclear Power Plants and falsified safety information along with unreported accidents and leaks demands a more arms length relationship between regulators and the industry.
Since we will concentrate on the purposeful releases of radiation a Puff Plume model may be more appropriate in terms of the Radiation Maps we will present here.
The maps we have online at this time are based on a continuous plume, as we get the cooperation of each Nuclear Power Plant we will update their Radiation Map
Nuclear Power Plants regularly release radioactive gases and other radioactive materials into the air and water of the communities they are located. in, we feel it is important to give the public as much information as possible about the cumulative nature of radiation on the health and safety families. Children are at greatest radiation risk for a number of reasons.
For this purpose we have established a Radioactive Plume Rating System. The toxic manmade radioactive materials vary depending on fuel source and whether the release of toxins is pre-planned or accidental.
The Radioactive Plume Maps you see on this site will be rated on a 100 point scale based on the following data.
1. Wind speed, direction and duration.
2. Mega Watts of Radiation Producing Power.
3. Age of the plant.
4. The amount of Spent Fuel stored on site.
5. Specific history of shut downs, fires, leaks, safety falsifications and other malfunctions.
* It should be noted that the Radiation Plume Maps on these pages are no indication of any safe areas within a 50 mile radius of any operating Nuclear Power Plant, leaking retired Nuclear Facility, Nuclear Reprocessing Plant or Nuclear Waste Storage Facility.
Our early steps will include the integration of all historical nuclear plant radiation release and wind data into our existing Radiation Plume Maps. The sources of this information will be the very Secretive Nuclear Power Plants themselves.
We will provide two maps of any given Nuclear Power Plant's plume. One will be based on a 6 mile viewing radius. And the other will be based on a 25 mile viewing radius.
Other maps will be created when there is Significant Overlapping of Plumes from two or more Nuclear Power Plants.