Color me niave.Â I wrote earlier that I thought it would be highly unlikely that such a thing would be possible given the distances involved.Â Well, radiation was found in rain water in Massachusetts.Â For those of you who are as geographically challenged as me, that's on the East coast of the United states.Â Â Japan is Â 6,769 miles from Massecusetts, yet trace amounts of radiation were still found in the rain water there.
No radiation was found in the drinding water however.Â Officials have stated that there is no health risk.Â Nevada, Pennsylvania, California and Washington have also shown comparable amounts in rain water.
Now there has been another earthquake in Japan registering 6.5 near the originalÂ 8.9 earthquake site.Â Containment is failing. A full scale meltdown could not only spell disaster for the Japanese people, but apparently could affect us and many others.
From a report by WEAR ABC 3 and SeeÂ http://www.weartv.com/template/japan-disaster/videos/vid_53.shtml andÂ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/27/radiation-rain-water-massachusetts-radioactive_n_841188.html