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Andrew Karam - In the areas of Japan I visited, radiation dose rates were elevated to about three to four times typical natural radiation dose rates (which are about .1 mrem per hour), but nowhere near as high as natural radiation levels I’ve measured in parts of Iran.”
Dr. Andrew Thaler - No and the Snyder article distorts the truth and outright lies to advocate for his position. Favorite Quote: “The article is a paranoid, poorly reasoned attempt to link the tragedy of the Fukushima disaster to just about every environmental issue facing the US west coast in the last few months.”
Dan Sythe, the CEO of International Medcom Inc. that develops and produces radiation detection instruments and systems - Favorite Quote: “The radionuclides are in the NORM class of radioactive substances, not from Fukushima. NORM stands for Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material…If the sand were contaminated by radiation from Fukushima it would show Cesium 137 [it does not].” Super Favorite Bonus Quote: “The radiation level [in the sand] is elevated, but roughly equivalent to some granite counter top material from Brazil.”
Michael Moyer writer and editor at Scientific American - Babies in the U.S. are not dying from Fukushima radiation. “A check [of the data] reveals that the authors’ statistical claims are critically flawed—if not deliberate mistruths…picking only the data that suits your analysis isn’t science—it’s politics.” The analysis assumes that the plume arrived on U.S. shores, spread everywhere, instantly, and started killing people immediately. It assumes that the “excess” deaths after March 20 are a real signal, not just a statistical aberration, and that every one of them is due to Fukushima radiation.”
Dr. Kim Martini, a physical oceanographer - This is a map of the estimated maximum wave heights of the Japanese Tohuku Tsunami by modelers at NOAA.”
Dr. Miriam Goldstein, a biological oceanographer - tuna caught off California contains ten times LESS radiation than even the strictest food limit. What’s the theme? DETECTABLE but not HAZARDOUS”
Dr. Chris Mah is a researcher at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and one of the world’s leading experts on starfish and echinoderms - “If there were waves of Fukushima radiation pouring onto the coast-and “melting” all the starfish as some folks would suggest, EVERYTHING would be dead. Not just the sea stars. Note also that all the divers involved in these surveys have reported NO ill effects.”
Everyone is entitled to believe what they want, the fact of the matter as far as I've been able to figure is nobody knows the true danger/damage because Tepco/Japan Gov is giving false readings and covering everything up as much as possible...
I do have a bit of info recently straight from the Doctors mouth at Sutter Hospital here in the SF BAY AREA. We recently had to take our kids in for H1N1 virus (which I was sick with too....Nasty Nasty Bug) anyways the doctor said there is many cases of radiation sickness here in th Bay Area but they are under orders to not disclose that info in order to prevent panic. He definitely 100% with out a doubt confirmed it directly to my girlfriend and I that people are getting radiation sickness here. His exact words were "yeah it's happening, no it's not lethal yet, there's nothing to be done about it at this time so just go about your day to day business"
So while I've been convinced pacific seafood is safe to eat for the time being, I'm thoroughly convinced we are in long term danger. That's why I keep an eye on Fukushima because I live right in the radiations path which has been confirmed by several Maps of the plume from Fukushima.