Report of Radiological Environmental Monitoring of the Environs Surrounding Wolf Creek Generating Station, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, July 2010-June 2011:
Date: April 5, 2011
“Sample contained 2072.0 ± 72 pCi/kg 131I and 503.0 ± 29 137Cs. This was not a result of WCGS operation, but is attributed to the Fukushima nuclear incident in Japan.”
The highest detection of Iodine-131 in grass by UC Berkeley was on April 3, 2011, measuring 9.93 Bq/kg or 268.11 pCi/kg.
The Kansas grass had 7.7 times more radioactive iodine-131 than grass from the San Francisco Bay Area.
This is somewhat surprising since California is considerably closer to Fukushima, and Kansas was thought to be more protected because it is east of the Rocky Mountains.
Published: November 8th, 2011 at 3:57 pm ET