Philippines still safe from Japan’s radioactive winds

There is no threat to the Philippines from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant in Japan despite the latest fire and explosion at the distressed facility, the Department of Science of Technology and the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) said Wednesday.

Even if the Daiichi nuclear power plants in Fukushima, Japan, melts down, the Philippines is safe from its radioactive effects, concerned government officials said Thursday.

The prevailing wind system in northeast Asia at this time would blow from Japan to the Pacific Ocean, weather officials said, adding that this would be the dominant weather system in the region until mid-May.

“A recent DoST-Pagasa [Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration] modeling study also indicates that even in a worst-case scenario, the Philippines, being 3,300 kilometers away from the site of the incident, is safe and shall not be affected by any radioactive plume,” Science Secretary Mario Montejo said at a press briefing.

Everyone should be adviced only to use reliable sources such as the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) for information. There you can find updated informations on spread of radioactivity and more.

Other reliable sources for updated informations:

ABS-CBN News Philippines (English)
Deutsche Welle (in 30 languages)
euronews (English, German, Others)
Frankfurter Allgemeine (German)
Frankfurter Rundschau (German) (English)
Reuters (English, German, Others)
Sueddeutsche (German)
The New York Times (English)
Time (English)

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7 Responses

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  3. Our hearts go over to the individuals from Japan in this time of suffering.

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  6. Maggie 

    Hey, I actually can’t believe this happened. I wish the best of courage to all the helpers and survivors in Fukushima and Japan.

  7. Anne 

    Its good to know that philippines is safe from radioactive effects from japans nuclear plant. I hope that what happened to japan’s nuclear plant will be a lesson to every country who used nuclear energy plant.