EPA: Boise rainwater has highest levels of radioactive material in US… 80 times amount of I-131 allowed in drinking water — “Officials had no explanation”

242 pCi/L of I-131 on March 22

Nuclear policy expert: “Striking” that radioactive iodine-131 in California rainwater is so far above level permitted in drinking water

Daniel Hirsch, a nuclear policy lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Bay Citizen, April 1, 2011

NY Times contributor confirms California rainwater 181 times above drinking water standards for radioactive iodine-131

Government Under Fire as Radiation Is Found in Milk, Rain, Bay Citizen, April 1, 2011

Radioactive Iodine-131 in rainwater sample near San Francisco 18,000% above federal drinking water standard

Iodine-131 in rainwater sample taken on the roof of Etcheverry Hall on UC Berkeley campus, March 23, 2011 from 9:06-18:00 PDT

Don’t drink the rainwater says State of Virginia (VIDEO)

Radioactive Iodine-131 in Pennsylvania rainwater sample over 3,000% of federal drinking water standard

EPA: Radioactive Iodine-131 levels in PA & MA rainwater “exceed maximum contaminant level permitted in drinking water”

“EPA said it is receiving ‘verbal reports’ of higher levels of radiation in rainwater”

EPA: Penn. and Mass. have seen elevated levels of radiation in rain — “Short-term elevations” not a health concern… How about Long-term?

Japanese Nuclear Emergency: EPA’s Radiation Air Monitoring, EPA, March 27, 2011

Radioactive particles from Fukushima found in Massachusetts rain — “25 times less risky than it would need to be in order to cause any health concerns” (VIDEOS)

“25 times less risky than it would need to be in order to cause any health concerns”

“Yellow rain” around Tokyo caused by pollen officials say – Rain may have contained radioactivity

Kyodo, March 24, 2011 at 1:05 am EDT