Archive for the ‘i-131’ tag
May 15th: Tepco and the Japanese government struggle to keep up the appearance that they have the Fukushima situation under control.
APRIL 23rd: Once again the mainstream media is is down playing the situation.
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Helen Caldicott received her medical degree in 1961 from the University of Adelaide Medical School. In 1977 she joined the staff of the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston, and taught pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School from 1977 to 1978.
In 1980, following the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, she left her medical career in order to concentrate on calling the world’s attention to what she refers to as the “insanity” of the nuclear arms race and the growing reliance on nuclear power. Dr Caldicott tells it as it is. You won’t hear this on the news!
NEW EPA MILK SAMPLES IN HAWAII show radiation in milk at 800% above limits for C-134, 633% above limits for C-137 and 600% above EPA maximum for I-131 for a total of 2033%, or 20.33 times, above the federal drinking water limits. Read this article
Japan nuclear radiation, including i-131, Caesium 134 and Caesium 137, is now being detected in a wide variety of foods on store shelves in California. In the first food chain tests made public radioactive contamination was found in spinach, strawberries, topsoil, grass, and milk. Of the isotopes detected, radioactive iodine has a half-life of 8 days outside of the human body and 100 days inside the body. The C-134 has a half-life of 2 years and the c-137 has a half-life of 30 years. C-135 with a half-life of over 2.3 million years is not reported as detected.
New readings have also been posted for Phoenix AZ with milk being above the federal limit and Los Angeles with milk being slightly below the limit for Iodine.
Montpelier VT milk has tested positive for radioactive CS-137, above about 2/3rds the EPA maximum and Spokane WA milk testing less than half the limit for i-131.
Editors Note: We are well aware that the EPA levels are gauged for yearly exposure but the idea that it is somehow safe to be way above accepted levels for at least 2 weeks is ludicrous.
- Radioactive Iodine-131 in Pennsylvania rainwater sample is 3300% above federal drinking water standard
- NY Times contributor confirms California rainwater 181 times above drinking water standards for radioactive iodine-131
- Don’t drink the rainwater says State of Virginia (VIDEO)
- EPA: Radioactive Iodine-131 levels in PA & MA rainwater “exceed maximum contaminant level permitted in drinking water”
- EPA: Penn. and Mass. have seen elevated levels of radiation in rain — “Short-term elevations” not a health concern… How about Long-term?
The EU Response to Rising Radioactivity
European Union Increases The Acceptable Radiation Level For Food By 20 Times!
April 6, 2011: USA Radiation Charts