Thursday, December 29, 2011

Fukushima Rain Water Contamination

  1. EPA: Radioactive Iodine-131 levels in PA & MA rainwater “exceed maximum contaminant level permitted in drinking water” March 29, 2011
  2. NY Times contributor confirms California rainwater 181 times above drinking water standards for radioactive iodine-131 April 2, 2011
  3. Radioactive Iodine-131 in Pennsylvania rainwater sample is 3300% above federal drinking water standard March 29, 2011
  4. Radioactive Iodine-131 in rainwater sample near San Francisco 18,100% above federal drinking water standard March 31, 2011
  5. Don’t drink the rainwater says State of Virginia (VIDEO) March 31, 2011


Radiation ..detected in B.C. seaweed and rainwater samples,.. iodine-131 in samples taken in the Lower Mainland on March 19, 20 and 25, Simon Fraser University said in a news release.
.. there is no immediate danger to the public.
“As of now, the levels we’re seeing are not harmful to humans. We’re basing this on Japanese studies following the Chernobyl incident in 1986 where levels of iodine-131 were four times higher than what we’ve detected in our rainwater so far,” 
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APRIL 6, 2011, 11:56 AM KST
Forecast of Radioactive Rain Fades in Korea

The radioactive rain scare is over.
It started on Monday night, when the evening newscast on MBC and SBS, two of the three big TV networks, said a German weather forecaster’s prediction of wind flow from Japan meant that the rain shower predicted for Thursday in South Korea could carry radioactive particles from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.

The amount of radioactivity that was predicted to be carried in the rain was tiny, but the prospect of such a storm dominated the news on Tuesday and made the front pages of some of Wednesday’s newspapers.
Both last week and this week, South Korea’s Institute of Nuclear Safety said it has picked up trace amounts of radioactive iodine at 12 checkpoints around the nation. The Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced Tuesday that no radioactivity had been found in 58 samples of Korea-produced vegetables and fish.
On Tuesday, North Korea’s state media reported for the first time that monitors in the capital of Pyongyang and two other cities had picked up small amounts of iodine and cesium in the air, though it wasn’t specific.

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