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Monday, April 2, 2012

Fukushima Radiation Plume Exposure In California

 Fukushima Radiation Plume Hit Southern and Central California Hard

Fukushima Radiation Plume Map
 The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant, damaged by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011 released large amounts of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, the winds delivered it to West Coast of America.

The Journal Environmental Science and Technology now reports in a new study that the Fukushima radiation plume contacted North America at California “with greatest exposure in central and southern California”, and that Southern California’s seaweed tested over 500% higher for radioactive iodine-131 than anywhere else in the U.S. and Canada:

In addition, a huge floating mat of radioactive debris is starting to wash up on the Pacific Coast.
 Also because the Japanese are burning radioactive materials instead of disposing of them, radioactive rain-outs will continue for some time on the Pacific Coast.

Projected paths of the radioactive atmospheric plume emanating from the Fukushima reactors, best described as airborne particles or aerosols for 131I, 137Cs, and 35S, and subsequent atmospheric monitoring showed it coming in contact with the North American continent at California, with greatest exposure in central and southern California.

Mickey Mouse Government Safety: American and Canadian authorities have virtually stopped monitoring airborne radiation, and are not testing fish for radiation. (Indeed, the EPA reacted to Fukushima by raising “acceptable” radiation levels.)

So the failure of the American, Canadian and other governments to test for and share results is making it difficult to hold an open scientific debate about what is happening.

Disneyland: Anaheim, home of Disneyland has highest amount of radioactive fallout of any EPA air monitoring station in Continental U.S. for iodine-131 
Government monitoring sites in Anaheim (Disneyland) recorded peak airborne concentrations of 131I at 1.9 pCi m−3
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Radioactive coastal seaweed:

Corona Del Mar (Highest in Southern California)
2.5 Bq/gdwt (gram dry weight)= 2,500 Bq/kg of dry seaweed

Santa Cruz (Highest in Central California)
2.0 Bq/gdwt = 2,000 Bq/kg of dry seaweed

Simon Fraser University in Canada also tested North American seaweed after Fukushima:

In this study seaweed radioactivity along Southern California coast skyrocketed after Fukushima accident.

Another study :“In samples of dehydrated seaweed taken on March 15 near the North Vancouver SeaBus terminal, the count was zero; on March 22 it was 310 Bq per kilogram; and by March 28 it was 380 Bq/kg.” -Vancouver Sun

Seaweed in Seattle also tested positive for iodine-131; levels were not reported -KIRO
No results after March 28 were reported

Instead of doing much to try to protect their citizens from Fukushima, Japan, the U.S. and the EU all just raised the radiation levels they deem “safe”.

Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen says that high-level friends in the State Department told him that Hillary Clinton signed a pact with her counterpart in Japan agreeing that the U.S. will continue buying seafood from Japan, despite that food not being tested for radioactive materials [see this].

And the Department of Energy is trying to replace the scientifically accepted model of the dangers of low dose radiation based on voodoo science. Specifically, DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley Labs used a mutant line of human cells in a petri dish which was able to repair damage from low doses of radiation, and extrapolated to the unsupported conclusion that everyone is immune to low doses of radiation….

More articles on California radiation exposure courtesy of EneNews:


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