Gov’t Health Expert: Salad oil is more dangerous than radioactive waste below giant sinkhole (VIDEO)

Published: December 14th, 2012 at 4:47 pm ET
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Title: DHH Bayou Corne Resident Briefing
Source: Assumption Parish
Date: Dec. 14, 2012

Louisiana State Epidemiologist, Dr. Raoult Ratard: The radioactivity of salad oil is 4,900 picocuries per liter. So then you are going to say, “OK I don’t eat salad anymore, I eat steak.” [...]

Ratard’s Slideshow

Resident: Since we have NORM [radioactive waste] issues on that dome, it’s a concern for us as to what will NORM cause in our community. Will it expose us to a higher rate of cancer?

Ratard: Salad oil, if you ask me looking at that I would say salad oil…

Resident: Salad oil isn’t NORM is it?

Ratard: It’s radioactivity. [...]

Resident: At what levels would you be concerned if it [NORM] was in your neighborhood.

Ratard: I eat salad oil. Obviously my impression is that when I look at, this is not my big area of knowledge. [...] So don’t count on me too much. If I look at that, I would say salad oil.

Resident 2: You didn’t answer his question.

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Published: December 14th, 2012 at 4:47 pm ET
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