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Chairman of Oregon Republican Party suggests dropping nuclear waste from airplanes for its health benefits — Wants to put radioactive material from San Onofre into drinking water (VIDEO)

Mother Jones, August 16, 2013: [The] Oregon Republican Party elected a new chairman last weekend. His name is Art Robinson, and he wants to sprinkle radioactive waste from airplanes to build up our resistance to degenerative illnesses.

Access to Energy Newsletter, April 1, 1997: All we need do with nuclear waste is dilute it . . . → Read More: Chairman of Oregon Republican Party suggests dropping nuclear waste from airplanes for its health benefits — Wants to put radioactive material from San Onofre into drinking water (VIDEO)

Levels of Iodine-131 spike to highest levels yet in Philadelphia water supply — Almost double permissible limit

Title: Spike in iodine-131 found in city water Source: Philadelphia Inquirer Author: Sandy Bauers Date: December 7, 2012 h/t Anonymous tip

Levels of radioactive iodine-131 in a city drinking-water intake rose to their highest level yet [...]

“The biggest message is that it’s not a health issue,” said David Allard, director of the state . . . → Read More: Levels of Iodine-131 spike to highest levels yet in Philadelphia water supply — Almost double permissible limit

Mainichi: Radiation detected in drinking water from underground source — Over 15 miles from Fukushima meltdowns

Water underground is contaminated, Fukushima Diary, Dec. 26, 2011:

Ministry of the Environment measured cesium from well water at 4 locations in Minamisoma [25 km north of Fukushima plant]. It was about 1.3~14.7 Bq/kg, it was for drinking. The samples were taken in October and November. [...]

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Headline: Fukushima . . . → Read More: Mainichi: Radiation detected in drinking water from underground source — Over 15 miles from Fukushima meltdowns

Gov’t Survey: Cesium-137 levels in well water 6,500 times normal — Plutonium detected in 10% of samples

Oct. 20 — EX-SKF has translated a recent report in the Asahi Shimbun:

“The Ministry of Education and Science announced the result of the survey of water contamination in rivers and wells in Fukushima Prefecture.”

“Radioactive cesium and iodine-131 were measured in all 101 locations.”

“Strontium and plutonium were measured in 10 river locations.”

. . . → Read More: Gov’t Survey: Cesium-137 levels in well water 6,500 times normal — Plutonium detected in 10% of samples

Belarus Expert: Radiation limits too high after Fukushima — Japan allows 20 times more cesium in drinking water than near Chernobyl

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TOKYO, Japan — Vladimir Babenko is deputy director of the Belrad Institute of Radiation Safety in the former Soviet republic of Belarus. Babneko advised local residents after the meltdown at Chernobyl, just across the Belarus border in Ukraine.

During a press conference in Tokyo he urged Japan to lower food . . . → Read More: Belarus Expert: Radiation limits too high after Fukushima — Japan allows 20 times more cesium in drinking water than near Chernobyl

Japan Times: Cesium levels spiking with unusually high amount of fallout in Okutama, Tokyo up to 300,000 Bq/m² — Home to World’s largest drinking water reservoir of its kind, built to supply Tokyo

SOURCE: Tokyo Metropolitan Government

SOURCE: Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Okutama cesium level seen spiking, Japan Times by Mizuho Aoki, Oct. 8, 2011:

An aerial radiation survey of the capital and Kanagawa Prefecture has revealed the northwest tip of Tokyo was tainted by an unusually high amount of fallout [... in] the mountainous Okutama region on Tokyo’s western fringe. . . . → Read More: Japan Times: Cesium levels spiking with unusually high amount of fallout in Okutama, Tokyo up to 300,000 Bq/m² — Home to World’s largest drinking water reservoir of its kind, built to supply Tokyo

Report: Tokyo tap water in crisis? Comes from area that is radioactive as Chernobyl’s ‘contaminated areas’ — 100,000-300,000 Bq/kg

SOURCE: News: Tokyo tap water in crisis, Fukushima Diary by Mochizuki, October 8, 2011

[...] Okutama area, where Tokyo tap water comes is as dangerous as “contaminated area” in Chernobyl.

According to the data above, 100,000 ~ 300,000 Bq/kg was measured in Okutama area. [...]

“It is not harmful in the short term, but . . . → Read More: Report: Tokyo tap water in crisis? Comes from area that is radioactive as Chernobyl’s ‘contaminated areas’ — 100,000-300,000 Bq/kg

The Texas radiation coverup — New 5-part local TV series on how government agencies are ‘protecting’ our health (VIDEOS)

A Matter of Risk: Radiation, Drinking Water and Deception, KHOU by Mark Greenblatt, September 3, 2011:

“Where is this all going?” – Houston Mayor Annise Parker Houston drinking water samples near or above legal limit for radioactive alpha particles, a most dangerous form of radiation inside the body

Part I:

Part II:

. . . → Read More: The Texas radiation coverup — New 5-part local TV series on how government agencies are ‘protecting’ our health (VIDEOS)

Tweet: Cesium detected in well water @ 31 becquerels — Almost 200 km from meltdowns; 40 km from Tokyo

Tweet by @HayakawaYukio (Yukio Hayakawa), 21,563 Followers, August 31, 2011:

Translation via Fukushima Diary

Joso wells of a house in Ibaraki RT dangerous wells. 20-30 m deep. 22 Cesium 134 Becquerel, Becquerel discovered the cesium-137 9. Total of 31 Bq.

Google Translation Wells of a house in Ibaraki Joso. 20-30 m deep. 22 Cesium . . . → Read More: Tweet: Cesium detected in well water @ 31 becquerels — Almost 200 km from meltdowns; 40 km from Tokyo

People in Albuquerque more concerned over black Rio Grande water from Los Alamos-area fire — State officials don’t believe any test results have come back (VIDEO)

State testing ash runoff in river water, KOB Eyewitness News 4, July 26, 2011:

People more concerned over black Rio Grande water

The State Environment Department said water is being tested as ash continues to flow down the Rio Grande from the Las Conchas fire.

But so far, state officials don’t believe any test . . . → Read More: People in Albuquerque more concerned over black Rio Grande water from Los Alamos-area fire — State officials don’t believe any test results have come back (VIDEO)

“Officials are especially concerned”: New Mexico lawmakers hold hearing about Los Alamos floods transporting nuclear material into water supply (VIDEO)

Potential flash floods still a concern, KRQE, July 19, 2011:

[T]here is still a lot of concern about flash floods in the burned out areas.

Officials are especially concerned about the canyons around Los Alamos where nuclear materials from the lab have gotten into the soil [...]

A legislative committee held a hearing in . . . → Read More: “Officials are especially concerned”: New Mexico lawmakers hold hearing about Los Alamos floods transporting nuclear material into water supply (VIDEO)

Cesium found in Tokyo tap water for first time since April

Radioactive Cesium Is Found in Tokyo Water, Bloomberg By Pavel Alpeyev, July 3, 2011:

Radioactive cesium-137 was found in Tokyo’s tap water for the first time since April [...]

Cesium-137 concentration registered at 0.14 becquerels per kilogram in the city’s Shinjuku ward on July 2, compared with 0.21 becquerels on April 22, according to . . . → Read More: Cesium found in Tokyo tap water for first time since April

Radioactive tritium has leaked from 75% of U.S. nuke plants — Drinking wells were contaminated in Illinois and Minnesota

75 percent of nuke sites have leaked tritium, AP, June 17, 2011:

Radioactive tritium has leaked from three-quarters of U.S. commercial nuclear power sites, often into groundwater from corroded, buried piping, an Associated Press investigation shows. [...]

At three sites – two in Illinois and one in Minnesota – leaks have contaminated drinking wells . . . → Read More: Radioactive tritium has leaked from 75% of U.S. nuke plants — Drinking wells were contaminated in Illinois and Minnesota

“Excessive levels of highly toxic strontium” detected in groundwater — Rainy season is raising levels of strontium contamination

High Level of Toxins in Water at Japan Plant Raises Risks, Wall Street Journal, June 13, 2011:

Excessive levels of highly toxic strontium have been detected in seawater and groundwater at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, the plant operator said Monday, a development that suggests an increased risk of radioactive contamination further entering the . . . → Read More: “Excessive levels of highly toxic strontium” detected in groundwater — Rainy season is raising levels of strontium contamination

Massive entry of radiation into groundwater will spread throughout water table in Northern Japan (VIDEO)

Massive entry of radiation into groundwater will spread throughout water table in Northern Japan (VIDEO)

‘Fukushima media cover-up – PR success, public health disaster’, RussiaToday, June 11, 2011:

At 1:15 inDr. Robert Jacobs, Professor of nuclear history, at the Hiroshima Peace Institute

Massive entry of radiation into groundwater in Fukushima Will spread throughout water table in the area of Northern Japan Effect could be quite wide and large . . . → Read More: Massive entry of radiation into groundwater will spread throughout water table in Northern Japan (VIDEO)

Strontium found in groundwater for first time — 240 times above max limit

Strontium found in groundwater near stricken Fukushima plant, DPA, June 12, 2011:

Radioactive contamination from the stricken nuclear power facility Fukushima has worsened, the operators Tepco warned Sunday, with probes of groundwater turning up traces of strontium that were 240 times above the allowable maximum limit. [...]

The Kyodo news agency said it was . . . → Read More: Strontium found in groundwater for first time — 240 times above max limit

EPA posts latest radiation data: Cesium-137 in Delaware drinking water above “Maximum Contaminant Level”

Drinking Water RadNet Laboratory Analysis, EPA, June 2, 2011: . . . → Read More: EPA posts latest radiation data: Cesium-137 in Delaware drinking water above “Maximum Contaminant Level”

“A Massive Cover-up”: Texas officials directed staff to change test results that showed drinking water exceeded EPA radiation limits

Texas politicians knew agency hid the amount of radiation in drinking water, KHOU, May 19, 2011:

Newly-released e-mails from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality show the agency’s top commissioners directed staff to continue lowering radiation test results, in defiance of federal EPA rules. [...]

“It’s a conspiracy at the TCEQ of the highest . . . → Read More: “A Massive Cover-up”: Texas officials directed staff to change test results that showed drinking water exceeded EPA radiation limits

Watchdog: Inexplicable that EPA shut down Fukushima radiation monitoring after finding high levels of radiation in drinking water

Watchdog criticizes feds for pulling back on radiation monitoring, California Watch, May 10, 2011:

“With the Japanese nuclear situation still out of control and expected to continue that way for months and with elevated radioactivity continuing to show up in the U.S., it is inexplicable that EPA would shut down its Fukushima radiation monitoring . . . → Read More: Watchdog: Inexplicable that EPA shut down Fukushima radiation monitoring after finding high levels of radiation in drinking water

Nuclear expert: “I really am horrified” that Feds abandoned Fukushima radiation monitoring

Feds Abandon Extra Radiation Monitoring of Milk, Water — Routine measurements will resume; nuclear expert calls decision “staggering”, Bay Citizen by John Upton, May 5, 2011

The U.S. government has abandoned efforts to monitor elevated levels of radiation that infiltrated the nation’s water and milk in the wake of a nuclear catastrophe in Japan. . . . → Read More: Nuclear expert: “I really am horrified” that Feds abandoned Fukushima radiation monitoring

EPA will no longer conduct radiation monitoring related to Fukushima — Results have not been updated for almost a week

Daily Data Summary, EPA’s Japanese Nuclear Emergency: Radiation Monitoring, May 03, 2011 at 3:24 pm EDT:

Due to the consistent decrease in radiation levels across the country associated with the Japanese nuclear incident, EPA will update the daily data summary page only when new data are posted. Historical daily data summaries will continue to . . . → Read More: EPA will no longer conduct radiation monitoring related to Fukushima — Results have not been updated for almost a week

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

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