Category Archives: Toxic Plumes

August 6th, 1945 – mushroom cloud over Hiroshima

August 6th, 1945 – mushroom cloud over Hiroshima. Follow this link for an August 6, 2013 AP video of the city of Hiroshima, commemorating 68 years since the world’s first atomic bomb on a civilian target. Advertisements

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Barry Commoner–Scientist and Planet Earth’s Lifeguard–Dies at 95.

From the New York Times, October 1, 2012, article by Daniel Lewis. Barry Commoner, a founder of modern ecology and one of its most provocative thinkers and mobilizers in making environmentalism a people’s political cause, died on Sunday in Manhattan. … Continue reading

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Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Factory: Backyard Now A Public Park, High Levels of Plutonium Contamination

From WBUR’s Fresh Air, June 12, 2012. Kristen Iversen spent her childhood in Colorado close to the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons factory, playing in fields and swimming in lakes and streams that it now appears were contaminated with plutonium. Later, … 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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Chernobyl Fallout Maps from the BBC

For the rest of the report, see BBC’s full profile of the Chernobyl disaster.

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Issues to Consider

From Mark Monmonier’s Air Apparent: How Meteorologists Learned to Map, Predict, and Dramatize Weather (1999): “Vulnerability modeling is not foolproof. Emergency managers need to experiment with different models and understand their simplifying assumptions, which usually ignore the influence of terrain on toxic … 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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