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Trace levels of radioactive iodine-131 (I-131) showing up in Idaho from Japan continue to pose no public health risks.
As expected, monitoring activities in and around the state have picked up very low levels of I-131 in air, drinking water, rainwater, and milk; however, the levels detected are far below levels of public health concern.
Low, but measurable, amounts of I-131 were first detected on March 21 in an air sample from a portable Environmental Protection Agency radiation Network monitor in Boise. Levels detected since then are declining and are expected to decline further as the situation at the Japanese nuclear facility is being brought under control.
Later monitoring in Boise showed trace amounts of I-131 in precipitation as well as one municipal drinking water system that draws its water from the Boise River.
Originally posted by Kailassa
Originally posted by mrbillshow
It has been stated the only MOX fuel (at 33%) was in #3. Is there any evidence of it being used in other reactors?
No, but there is no evidence it was not.
There is proof TEPCO have a well-earned reputation for dishonesty and shady practices,
there is proof TEPCO wanted to use MOX more widely,
there is proof MOX makes shut-down more difficult and can prevent the process,
there is proof Fukushima reactors 1 - 3 did not shut down properly, and
we've seen TEPCO acting in a manner which could be interpreted as indicating they have something to hide.
So I'd suggest keeping an open mind about what is and isn't where.
Originally posted by windwaker
There is no room for being PC after March 11th. We are soon going to have to separate the survivors from the softies. I give you all two months before the S starts really HTF.edit on 14-4-2011 by windwaker because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by windwaker
reply to post by Ektar
I'm curious as to why Anderson Cooper "3 F'in 60" thinks it's okay to worry about the animals left behind, and not the people in Minami Soma City. This just shows you how sick our species is.
SOFTIES AND DENIERS!
BEIJING, April 13 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Health said Wednesday that "extremely low levels" of radioactive isotope iodine-131 had been detected in various kinds of vegetables in 12 provincial regions.
The radioactive isotope was found in spinach, asparagus, lettuce, cabbage, Chinese cabbage and other vegetables in Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong, Henan, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan, according to a statement from the ministry.
The concentration levels of radioactive iodine and cesium in groundwater near the troubled Nos. 1 and 2 reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have increased up to several dozen times in one week, suggesting that toxic water has seeped from nearby reactor turbine buildings or elsewhere, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday.
The announcement came as the plant operator continued to grapple with pools of highly radioactive water found on the plant's premises, with the level of polluted water filling an underground trench edging up again after the company finished pumping out around 660 tons of water.
Could these containers be a part of what is under the tarps on the barge/ships?