Amid several myths and items of questionable provenance from Fukushima, the story about the radioactive particles in Iceland seems to be accurate.
The report comes from the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization, which monitors such things as a way of keeping track of possible nuclear tests worldwide. The reported radiation from Fukushima has been confirmed through “multiple diplomatic sources.”
From what I can see, the particles are almost certainly of no clinical relevance whatsoever — which is to say, it is incredibly unlikely there will be any measurable health impact from them.
Seriously. As in, none whatsoever, srsly. That hasn’t been confirmed from authoritative sources, but the clinical irrelevance seems really clear given everything that’s been tracked about the site. One of the things that I’d like to take away from the Iceland report is a confidence that radiation really is being monitored and reported worldwide. And I think that’s important.