Feds admit radioactive xenon-133 from Fukushima detected TWO days ago in Washington State

Published: March 18th, 2011 at 6:55 pm ET
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Radioactive Isotope Detected in California, Wall Street Journal, March 18, 2011 at 6:37 pm EST:

U.S. officials detected the presence of a radioactive isotope in California on Friday that appeared to come from the Fukushima nuclear-power plant in Japan…

U.S. officials say the levels are consistent with their expectations and pose no risk to human health.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Energy Department said in a statement a radiation monitor in Sacramento, Calif., detected minuscule quantities of the radioactive isotope xenon-133.  The readings validated similar ones from March 16 and 17 taken from monitors in Washington state, they said. …

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Published: March 18th, 2011 at 6:55 pm ET
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28 comments to Feds admit radioactive xenon-133 from Fukushima detected TWO days ago in Washington State

  • xdrfox

    There is no safe minimal exposure limit.


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  • Jennifer Miracle

    Even one small particle of this is deadly so there is no safe exposure limit.

    The truth is the small particulates are carried by the wind and may fall on you.


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  • Fred Fep

    Xenon-133 (brand name Xeneisol, ATC code V09EX03) is an isotope of Xenon. It is a radionuclide that is inhaled to assess pulmonary function, and to image the lungs. It is also often used to image blood flow, particularly in the brain.


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  • xdrfox

    National Radiation Map, depicting environmental radiation levels across the USA

    http://www.radiationnetwork.com/


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  • xdrfox

    National Radiation Map, depicting environmental radiation levels across the USA, updated in real time every minute.

    http://www.radiationnetwork.com/

    updated in real time every minute.


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  • xdrfox

    Monitor Information:

    Fixed Monitor Location: OR: PORTLAND
    Measurement Start Date/Time: 03/19/2011 12:55:49 AM
    Measurement End Date/Time: 03/19/2011 01:55:57 AM
    Beta Gross Count Rate (CPM): 13
    Gamma Energy Range 2 Gross(CPM): 2367
    Gamma Energy Range 3 Gross(CPM): 1085
    Gamma Energy Range 4 Gross(CPM): 329
    Gamma Energy Range 5 Gross(CPM): 175
    Gamma Energy Range 6 Gross(CPM): 118
    Gamma Energy Range 7 Gross(CPM): 138
    Gamma Energy Range 8 Gross(CPM): 91
    Gamma Energy Range 9 Gross(CPM): 37
    Gamma Energy Range 10 Gross(CPM): 57


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  • xdrfox

    Allow Java from yellow browser bar,
    click on city/ballon marker to receive reading on right of map.

    https://cdxnode64.epa.gov/radnet-public/showMap.do


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  • xdrfox

    These Baseline readings normal levels on 03/16/11 (5 – 60) :

    SOURCE: http://www.radiationnetwork.com/

    37 @12:34 pm MST
    23 @1:10 pm MST
    30 @ 1:13 pm MST
    36 @ 1:16pm MST
    34 @ 1:20 PM MST
    30 @ 1:23 PM MST
    33 @ 1:26 PM MST
    39 @ 1:30 PM MST
    31 @ 1:33 PM MST
    38 @ 1:36 PM MST
    30 @ 1:40 PM MST
    38 @ 1:43 PM MST
    38 @ 2:03 PM MST
    31 @ 2:06 PM MST
    41 @ 2:09 PM MST
    40 @ 2:57 PM MST
    36 @ 3:57 PM MST
    35 @ 4:35 PM MST
    45 @ 4:38 PM MST
    42 @ 4:45 PM MST
    ******


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  • uncomfortablynumb

    XDRFOX: As per usual.. you’re on the ball with this stuff..Thanks


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  • xdrfox

    : )

    The “Beta Gross Count Rate (CPM): #’s” line is what we want to pay attention to !


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  • Ron

    “U.S. officials say the levels are consistent with their expectations and pose no risk to human health.”

    Meanwhile today Obama and family haul ass for a vacation down in Brazil.


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  • xdrfox

    Yes and from there they will go to Bazil for the rest of the week !


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  • xdrfox

    So nice of them to tell us after it passed, but it is still coming and will as lomg as they are on fire or smokeing and some !


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  • C.Dodds

    xdrfox
    Thanks for your interestiing radiation map link.


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  • xdrfox

    When An ill Wind Blows From Afar! (Like from Japan, Iran or North Korea!)

    Surviving Radioactive Fallout & Radiation Contamination from Japan, Iran or North Korea
    Also, Mid-East, South Korea, Pakistan, India, China, Russia, Chernobyl, etc.
    By Shane Connor
    March 12th, 2011

    http://www.ki4u.com/illwind.htm


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  • xdrfox

    C.Dodds
    There are 2 links, just in case your not trusting to the EPA ! > https://cdxnode64.epa.gov/radnet-public/showMap.do

    http://www.radiationnetwork.com/


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  • xdrfox

    Fred Fep
    I am sure there is much more then JUST xenon-133 in this plume ! Reactors do no produce just one isotope element, Why do you think they would say they have track the one that is unlikely to cause harm ?


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  • Concerned Citizen

    http://www.woweather.com/weather/news/fukushima?LANG=us&VAR=niluhemis133&HH=0&LOOP=1

    Check out the 3 locations in top left corner and click LOOP button for each of these to see whats up.
    You can choose iodine, xenon or caesium clouds from this radar also checkout the right side of this page for some more radars. Stay indoors while your area is affected and wear gloves this summer while doing lawn care. Stay out of the rain and snow ! Don’t let the moisture touch your skin ! Long live the humans !


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  • Concerned Citizen

    Lol. My family is retarded and says there is no problem with Japan. My mother is more concerned about her (Toyota) car parts. She says it will be impossible to find a part now. I said what about the people getting sick and dying? What about you mom ? What about your grandchildren? She cares about car parts and what i told her about car parts is ( Toyota is made in the USA. ) You must watch USA news huh ?


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  • Concerned Citizen

    We need more eugenics to weed out all the idiots im affraid. People will believe a myth in this world for their entire life before they believe the scientific facts. Someone could spend millions of dollars to prove a fact and someone who even went to college for 4 yrs and graduated in top of their class still cannot make an understanding hypothesis about a simple subject. Something besides this Xenon-133 is in the air and I think it’s stupidity.


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  • Concerned Citizen

    Goodluck with what “you” do in life. Be kind to your environment and other species including your own. Trust me; it will come back and bite you on the ass in a gentle way.


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  • xdrfox

    It is not just iodine-131 and cesium-137 that are in the ocean, in Japan’s foods, in the water supply, in the air, etc…There are *dozens* of radioisotopes floating about. This is a partial list of isotopes that are most certainly in and around Tokyo:

    Krypton 85, Krypton 85m, Rubidium 86, Krypton 87, Rubidium 87, Krypton 88, Strontium 89, Strontium 90, Strontium 91, Yttrium 91, Yttrium 92, Yttrium 93, Zirconium 93, Zirconium 95, Niobium 95, Zirconium 97, Niobium 97, Ruthenium 103, and Ruthenium 105. [To visualize the decay-chain of the mass 83 through 105 isotopes ... see trilinear chart of nuclides] http://www.idealist.ws/trilinear2.pdf

    To complete the list of radioactive pollutants in Japan’s biosphere, we must add radiotelluriums, radioiodines, radioceriums, radiocesiums, radiobariums, and other radioactive gases such as Argon 39, Argon 37, Carbon 14, radioactive carbon dioxide (14CO2), and tritium, and finally sea-salt-transmuted chlorine-36.

    http://www.idealist.ws/index.php#statecrisis


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    • Hey, my list is bigger than your list, although I have discovered a previously unknown isotope – a combination of all below – called WeAreAllScrewedium:

      http://nuclearhistory.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/admission-of-more-types-of-fission-products-emitted-by-fukushima/

      A Partial list of Fission Products:
      Various radio active isotopes of:
      Hydrogen
      (Tritium)
      Beryllium
      Carbon 14
      Silicon 32
      Phosphorus 32 (activation product)
      Sulphur 35
      Chlorine 36
      Argon
      Potassium
      Calcium
      Scandium 46
      Vanadium 50
      Manganese 54
      Iron
      Cobalt 60
      Nickel
      Zinc 65
      Selenium
      Krypton
      Rubidium 87
      Strontium DISCLOSED WEEK 4
      Yttrium
      Yttrium
      Zirconium
      Niobium
      Molybdenu
      Technetium 99
      Ruthenium
      Rhodium
      Palladium 107
      Silver
      Cadmium
      Indium
      Antimony
      Tellurium
      Iodine 129
      Iodine 131 DISCLOSED WEEK 1
      Cesium DISCLOSED WEEK 1
      Barium 137
      Lanthanum 138
      Cerium
      Praseodymium
      Neodymium 144
      Promethium 147
      Samarium
      Europium
      Gadolinium
      Terbium
      Dysprosium 159
      Holmium 166
      Thulium
      Lutetium
      Hafnium
      Tantalum
      Tungsten
      Rhenium
      Osmium 194
      Iridium
      Platinum 193
      Thallium
      Lead
      Bismuth
      Polonium
      Astatine 217
      Radon
      Francium
      Radium
      Actinium
      Thorium
      Protactinium
      Uranium
      Neptunium
      Plutonium (FUEL, TRANSURANIC) DISCLOSED WEEK 3
      Americium
      Curium
      Berkelium
      Californium


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  • xdrfox

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVCWGc173ic&feature=player_embedded
    In a nuclear explosion the radioactive solids and radioactive gases both escape into the environment. In an operating nuclear reactor, steel vessels, corrosive-prone cladding and pipes and the containment building itself keep some, but not all, gaseous radioactive chemicals from escaping into the air and the soil and water.

    But every single radioactive gas produced at the containment-less Fukushima reactors and outdoor swimming ponds for fuel rods has escaped. These gases escaped via leaky or manually opened pipes and vents and from cracked or melted fuel rods that blew out gases created via low or re-criticality fissioning or neutron activity from plutonium or uranium.

    The leaked gases are no different in nature than what is released into the environment if you conducted an open air hydrogen nuclear (thermonuclear) explosion in the rain – the solid radioactive chemicals mostly would be suppressed, but the gases would leak out and float around an entire country or hemisphere. The gases would later precipitate into radioactive solids – or stay as radioactive gas in air.

    Since all of the above radioisotopes are or once were gases, they had (and as long as they are being still released at Fukushima, they still have) the potential to travel large distances from the reactors, even further than Tokyo. Radioactive solids attach to dust particles and can travel across the globe with ease. That even includes plutonium.
    http://www.idealist.ws/index.php#statecrisis


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  • xdrfox

    Watch Out ! He says !
    Distraught australian for accurate perspective/ magnitude of japanese crisis
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MognnB0g56Y&feature=player_embedded


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