Cesium-137 levels in Vermont milk at 66% of maximum contaminant level allowed by EPA

Published: April 9th, 2011 at 10:18 am ET
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Cesium-137 In Vermont Milk, Jeff McMahon (Forbes blog), Apr. 8 2011:

… Cesium-137 has been found in American milk—in Montpelier, Vermont—for the first time since the Japan nuclear disaster began…

The cesium-137 found in milk in Vermont is the first cesium detected in milk since the Fukushima-Daichi nuclear accident occurred last month. The sample contained 1.9 picoCuries per liter of cesium-137, which falls under the same 3.0 [pCi/L] standard. …

Read the article here.

Read the EPA report here.

Published: April 9th, 2011 at 10:18 am ET
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12 comments to Cesium-137 levels in Vermont milk at 66% of maximum contaminant level allowed by EPA

  • radegan

    With a half life of 30 years, you want to call any level safe? Concentrate it into cheese and what’s the level? Serving VT dairy products at the White House? I doubt it.

    Fuku Shima
    compound, multiple island
    good luck, fortune guess, speculation
    spout, emit, send forth stripes

  • radegan

    Crap, I had that all spaced out – and the programs squashed it into nonsense.

    Fuku
    compound, multiple
    good luck, fortune
    spout, emit, send forth

    Shima
    island
    guess, speculation
    stripes

    • James

      The two specific characters that make up the word Fukushima (福島) mean “fortune” and “island”. The other meanings like multiple (this fuku- 複), clothes (fuku- 服), blow/emit (technically a verb but in it’s basic form is fuku – 吹く), wipe (another verb – 拭く) don’t apply – they are just homonyms.

      • radegan

        The point was the ironic coincidence of the homonyms. “Emitting Island” is a pretty good name for it. Like “Dodge City” fortuitously reveals its past. Pardon my dark humor, I find it comforting to laugh in the face of disaster.

  • xdrfox

    Japan bans planting rice in radioactive soil
    TOKYO – Fears of radiation spread to rice as the planting season began in Japan, prompting the government to ban its cultivation in contaminated soil as fallout…
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110409/ap_on_bi_ge/as_japan_earthquake

  • xdrfox

    End to Japan nuke crisis is years, a fortune away
    “The best solution is to entomb the site for 40, 50, 60 years,” said Arnold Gundersen, who wrote part of the Energy Department manual on decommissioning and runs the U.S.-based environmental consulting company Fairewinds Associates.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110409/ap_on_re_us/as_japan_earthquake_nuclear_endgame

  • We need to get rid of these nukes permanently. They are dangerous to all living things, and we have safe alternatives that are being suppressed. For the mean time please protect yourself and family by making sure what you eat and drink is safe.

    http://thehealingfrequency.com/whole-house-water-purification-systems/

  • Slick Vick

    Anyone notice that I-131 is at 8.9 in Little Rock, according to the data in that scrolling box?????

    • xdrfox

      Hope you don’t live there !

    • radegan

      Amazing 8.9 in the milk, 3X the limit. Magical Iodine 131 fell only on the exact grass eaten by herds of dairy cattle and nowhere else. The water was ND. And no other isotopes were detected.

  • Slick Vick

    Nope, I’m in Florida.. I just find it odd that that reading hasn’t made a headline when they’re talking about Boise exceeding the legal limit at 3.

    • xdrfox

      Florida, We do have dairy’s and bring more beef to market then Texas !
      But it’d Spring Break and Summer for all the vacationers, Just like last years Oil and Chemicals, But the beaches are full $$$$
      Just step over/swim around all the dead sealife.