http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/0...om-the-japanese-nuclear-reactors-is-not-safe/ It is not very confidence-inspiring that: Or that the EPA has pulled 8 of its 18 radiation monitors in California, Oregon and Washington because (by implication) they are giving readings which seem too high. New Scientist reports that the radioactive fallout from Japan is approaching Chernobyl levels: Tyler Durden points out that â when you consider the fact that the amount of Caesium-137 released at Fukushima in the first 3-4 days of the crisis amounted to 50% that released by Chernobyl over 10 days â the real run rate of the radiation released at Fukushima is now about 120-150% the figure released by the Chernobyl explosion. There are other signs of high levels radiation. See this and this. And it is important to remember that the amount of radioactive fuel at Fukushima dwarfs Chernobyl.