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Top Massachusetts health official: Drinking water is ‘pretty safe’ because cities don’t use rainwater as a primary water source

Samples turn up toxins in the air, Boston Herald, April 22, 2011:

The concentration of radioiodine found in the most recent air sample, taken last week, was 0.046 picocuries per cubic meter, down from 0.0552 the previous week, health officials said. [...]

“Based on what we’ve seen thus far, there continues to be no . . . → Read More: Top Massachusetts health official: Drinking water is ‘pretty safe’ because cities don’t use rainwater as a primary water source

Local newspaper editorial blasts UC Berkeley professor for radiation comments

Fukushima Fallout, Alameda Sun Editorial, April 22, 2011:

I opened the Alameda Sun on Friday, April 7, and read with horror its front page article, “Nuclear Scientist Counts Radiation Levels Locally,” [...] The article further states that [UC Berkeley professor Kai Vetter] says fallout in our area from the Fukushima disaster is nothing to . . . → Read More: Local newspaper editorial blasts UC Berkeley professor for radiation comments

Webcam shows massive cloud of radioactive steam rising from Fukushima (PHOTOS)

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Fukushima Webcam via Pointscope, April 22, 2011 at 5:01 pm in Japan:

“Radiation is leaking every day now… When you see those clouds of smoke coming out of the unit, that’s not steam, that’s radioactive steam. So, they’re releasing radioactivity as a airborne” -Arnie Gundersen, nuclear expert

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. . . → Read More: Webcam shows massive cloud of radioactive steam rising from Fukushima (PHOTOS)

State of Arizona found I-131 in Phoenix milk at levels 500% higher than EPA’s top reading for anywhere in continental US

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MILK SAMPLES FROM THE PHOENIX AREA, State of Arizona, April 6, 2011:

“Due to the amounts of radioactive material falling below detection levels, monitoring data will not be collected several times a week as before. Data postings will appear less frequently unless conditions warrant more frequent measurements.” – AZ.gov

h/t Alexander . . . → Read More: State of Arizona found I-131 in Phoenix milk at levels 500% higher than EPA’s top reading for anywhere in continental US

Nuclear reactor 150 miles from Atlanta shuts down abruptly and unexpectedly — Triggered if system detects conditions that could be unsafe (VIDEO)

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Nuclear Reactor In Ga. Shuts Down Abruptly, CBS Atlanta (AP), April 22, 2010 at 2:29 am EDT:

A nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle in eastern Georgia has been taken out of service until authorities determine why it unexpectedly shut down. …

Nuclear reactors are designed to shut down if automatic monitoring systems detect conditions . . . → Read More: Nuclear reactor 150 miles from Atlanta shuts down abruptly and unexpectedly — Triggered if system detects conditions that could be unsafe (VIDEO)