by Charlie Smith / via Straight.com / December 4, 2013 /
A study by several researchers, including Health Canada monitoring specialist Ian Hoffman, reveals a sharp spike in radiation over southwest B.C. on March 20, 2011.
That was nine days after a devastating earthquake hit Japan, triggering a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima power plant.
Hoffman and the other researchers (Environment Canada’s Alain Malo, Jean-Philippe Gauthier, and Gilles Mercier, and graduate student Réal D’Amours) relied on the Canadian Meteorological Centre’s dispersion model to track the arrival of the radioactive plume in B.C.
With sampling conducted every 15 minutes, they concluded there are “small scale/sharp features in the plume even after several days of travel times”.