Peter Daley ( 14th May 2016 )
A lot of people are not aware that the earth’s magnetic shield has weakened by ~15% in the last 150 years. This is one of the earth’s primary defences against solar flares and coronal mass ejections from the Sun. The other is the earth’s atmosphere.
I have been a sun watcher for many years, and know it was very unusual for the small solar storms that occurred in 2011 to produce Northern Light displays, so far south in North America at the time. These unusual Northern lights displays indicated to me that the electrical dynamics of the upper atmosphere had been changed by the large radioactive releases from the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe.
Reports from what would be considered relatively weak solar storms have recently been causing more electrical equipment failure and transformer fires around the world.
What does this mean?
The combined effect of a weaker magnetic field, and the atmospheric ionizing radiation damage from Fukushima, now means that a much much smaller solar event, one significantly smaller than a “Carrington Event”, could wipe out large parts of earth’s electrical infrastructure!
Here is a research paper below, and a report, to support my view that the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe has damaged the upper atmosphere. The research paper only covers the atmospheric damaging effects of Krypton-85. It doesn’t take into account the atmospheric damage caused by the thousands of other ionizing isotopes released into the atmosphere by the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe!
WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION GLOBAL ATMOSPHERE WATCH
Extract: (The extract is from the bottom of page 56.)
“Importance Krypton-85 (85 Kr) is a radioactive noble gas which decays with a half-life of 10.76 years, emitting mainly β -particles of mean energy 251 keV. The main sources of Krypton-85 are the nuclear fuel reprocessing plants and various nuclear reactors.
The nuclear weapons tests in 1945-1963 contributed about 5% of the total Krypton-85 in the atmosphere, whereas its natural sources can be neglected. Radioactive decay is practically the only mechanism of Krypton-85 removal from the atmosphere.
The present background concentrations of Krypton-85 in the atmosphere are about 1 Bq/m 3 and are doubling every 20 years. At this level, Krypton-85 is not dangerous for human beings, but the air ionization caused by Krypton-85 decay will affect atmospheric electric properties.
If Krypton-85 continues to increase, changes in such atmospheric processes and properties as atmospheric electric conductivity, ion current, the Earth’s magnetic field, formation of cloud condensation nuclei and 57 aerosols, and frequency of lightning may result and thus disturb the Earth’s heat balance and precipitation patterns.”
These Krypton-85 induced consequences call for Krypton-85 monitoring.
Fukushima Diary – Update: 25th May 2015 – Still 960,000Bq Cs-134/137 and 2,336,000,000Bq noble gas discharged from reactors to the air every single hour
Regarding noble gas (such as Kr-85), PCV (Primary Containment Vessel) gas control system detected 2,336,000,000 Bq of gas discharged from Reactor 1-3 every hour this April. Tepco states noble gas passes by as radioactive cloud to cause only external exposure so the exposure dose caused by the discharged noble gas should be significantly small.
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