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originally posted by: wishes
I cannot get over the lack of international action on this. Canada (and US?) removed or excused radiation sensors and there is virtually no testing being done by the governments (in North America anyway) other than a rare occasion.
Do you really think the industry 'fears' any of this destruction or they are just letting it unfold for maximum carnage? I cannot get over the lack of international action on this. Canada (and US?) removed or excused radiation sensors and there is virtually no testing being done by the governments (in North America anyway) other than a rare occasion. All these animal die-offs are swept under the rug and nowhere is radiation even whispered as a possible cause or contributor. I can't say for sure radiation 'is' involved in these die-offs, but it would sure be number one on my list of things to check for!
North Pacific fish are so unlikely to be contaminated by radioactive material from the crippled nuclear plant in Japan that there's no reason to test them, state and federal officials said this week.
Even with dangerous levels of radiation reported recently just off the coast from the Fukushima reactor complex, the ocean is so huge and Alaska fisheries so far away that there is no realistic threat, said FDA spokeswoman Siobhan DeLancey. The Food and Drug Administration has oversight of the nation's food supplies.
The state's food safety program manager, Ron Klein of the Department of Environmental Conservation, said the FDA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have demonstrated that Alaskans have no cause for worry.
"Based on the work they're doing, no sampling or monitoring of our fish is necessary," he said.
It's now a little more than a month into the nuclear crisis, and Japanese officials believe they have plugged the major leak that allowed tons of water containing highly radioactive isotopes of iodine and cesium to flow into the sea.
Radiation levels went down after the alarming reports last week that they had risen to millions of times the legal limits, though on Saturday officials said the levels were rising again.
Originally posted by zworld
Was afraid this was gonna start happening...
... when they start testing fish caught in the far-west Pacific and find radioactivity...
U.S. public-health officials sought Tuesday to reassure consumers about the safety of food in the U.S., including seafood, amid news that fish contaminated with unusually high levels of radioactive materials had been caught in waters 50 miles from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.
No contaminated fish have turned up in the U.S., or in U.S. waters, [color=limegreen]according to experts from the Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
They expressed confidence that even a single fish sufficiently contaminated to pose a risk to human health would be detected by the U.S. monitoring system.
They also dismissed concerns that eating fish contaminated at the levels seen so far in Japan would pose such a risk.
Thomas Frieden, head of the CDC in Atlanta, said he expected continued detection of low levels of radioactive elements in the water, air and food in the U.S. in coming days, but that readings at those levels do not indicate any level of public health concern.
originally posted by: Silverlok
a reply to: zworld
No wonder this thread is dead. Based on the facts we know , what your response has in it contains no science elements about how to figure out the truth .
Are you a "good" man , are you an honest man ?, Is what you say about fuku ...well informed.
originally posted by: pheonix358
Let us assume for a moment that the industry did tell the truth!
The first repercussion is that the Governments and the world wide agencies would have to admit that there is no viable solution to the problems.
The second repercussion is admitting that much of the problem is related to some very basic design flaws in the reactors. These same reactors are used the world over, with a great many of them currently active and sitting right on top of some of the worst areas on the entire planet for earthquakes.