Wednesday, March 30, 2011

More and more states are detecting Fukushima isotopes and the EPA is starting to get more precautionary

Higher than usual levels of radiation were detected by monitoring stations in Alaska, Alabama, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, and Washington State over the past week

"The EPA said in their statement: 'Some of the filter results show levels slightly higher than those found by our monitors last week and a Department of Energy monitor the week before.

These types of findings are to be expected in the coming days and are still far below levels of public health concern.'

The Center for Disease Control said: 'The levels being seen now are 25 times below the level that would be of concern for use as a sole source of water over a short period of time, even for infants, pregnant women or breastfeeding women, who are the most sensitive to radiation."

So for short term use, the water is fine but i doubt this will sit well with people. Here's the part i don't like:

"Though trace levels are low and not hazardous to health, residents have been warned not to use rainwater which has been collected in cisterns".

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