Category Archives: Aerial

As the Fukashima plant leaks radioactive fluid, Japan’s nuclear agency upgrades the alert level

From the BBC, August 21, 2013. Japan’s nuclear agency has upgraded the severity level of a radioactive water leak at the Fukushima plant from one to three on an international scale. Highly radioactive water was found to be leaking from … Continue reading

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Anniversary of the Hiroshima Bombing

On this day in 1945 the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. It was the first time that a nuclear weapon was ever used in warfare, and the second time that a nuclear weapon … Continue reading

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Three Mile Island Fallout Map

The center of this Toxic Plume is located approximately 12 miles southeast of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant. This plume was produced by one of the two reactors located at the Three Mile Island plant, … Continue reading

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Nuke It: Interactive Fallout Map

This interactive map uses GoogleMaps to estimate the thermal damage caused by various levels of nuclear explosion.  Note: accuracy is not assured, based on the weapon grading (“Little Boy,” “Tsar Bomba,” etc.). Directions: Search for a place, pick a suitable weapon … Continue reading

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Creating a Toxic Plume Map

From Mark Monmonier’s Air Apparent: How Meteorologists Learned to Map, Predict, and Dramatize Weather (1999): “To assess the effects of complex terrain and whimsical weather, planners and environmental engineers use hourly data on wind, temperature, and humidity to simulate the proposed the … Continue reading

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Fallout We Know About

Hiroshima Fallout from Mark Monmonier’s Cartographies of Danger: Nuclear Accidents: Three Mile Flower: Chernobyl Fallout (one map in three images): The Chernobyl reactor in the then-Soviet Union exploded on April 26, 1986. For days a nuclear fire burned as billowing … Continue reading

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Monticello Emergency Plan Implementing Procedures (NRC)

Monticello Emergency Plan Implementing Procedures (NRC) Excerpts: Outside: Inside:

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