Official detects radiation spike on California beach, now at 500% normal levels — ‘Befuddled’ as to why it’s so high, claims there’s no ‘immediate’ health concern — Public’s interest in Fukushima nuclear waste rising (VIDEO)

Published: January 4th, 2014 at 12:07 am ET
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Half Moon Bay Review, Jan. 3, 2014 at 8:21p ET: [San Mateo] County health officials first learned of the radiation levels last week, and they sent their own inspector on Dec. 28 to Pacifica [...] the county inspector measured the beach to have a radiation level of about 100 micro-REM per hour [1 microsievert per hour], or about five times the normal amount. [...] Although the radiation levels were clearly higher than is typical, [San Mateo County environmental health director Dean Peterson] emphasized that it was still not unsafe for humans. [...] Peterson admitted he was “befuddled” as to why radiation levels were higher than normal, but he was skeptical that the Fukushima meltdown could be the cause. He noted that many innocuous items could spike the radiation levels in an area, including red-painted disposable eating utensils. [...] Peterson forwarded the matter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state Department of Public Health [...]

Dean Peterson, San Mateo County environmental health director: “It’s not something that we feel is an immediate public health concern [...] We’re not even close to the point of saying that any of this is from Fukushima. [...] I honestly think the end result of this is that it’s just higher levels of background radiation.”

The Half Moon Bay Review article provides details on the YouTube video that spurred local officials into action: An amateur video of a Geiger counter showing high radiation levels at a Coastside beach has drawn the attention of local, state and federal public health officials. [...] the short video has galvanized public concerns that radioactive material could be landing on the local coastline from Japan as a result of the 2011 meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi reactors. [...] First posted last week on YouTube, the seven-minute video shows the meter of a Geiger counter as an off-camera man measures different spots on the beach south of Pillar Point Harbor. The gadget’s alarm begins ringing as its radiation reading ratchets up to about 150 counts per minute, or roughly five times the typical amount found in the environment. [...] In a blog entry, the unidentified poster of the video noted that he has been monitoring local beaches for two years before noticing a sudden rise in radiation levels in recent days. [...] In the following days other amateurs with Geiger counters began posting similar videos online. [...] “We can’t comment on anybody’s media creation. We really have no way of knowing right now whether it’s valid or not,” said [state Public Health] spokeswoman Wendy Hopkins.

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Published: January 4th, 2014 at 12:07 am ET
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411 comments to Official detects radiation spike on California beach, now at 500% normal levels — ‘Befuddled’ as to why it’s so high, claims there’s no ‘immediate’ health concern — Public’s interest in Fukushima nuclear waste rising (VIDEO)

  • Kashiko Kashiko

    GGlad to see the inspector in the 1st part is soooo switched on?????


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    • NoNukes NoNukes

      From the West Coast to Nevada to Pennsylvania, there have recently been:

      1. unusually high spikes in geiger radiation readings
      2. reports of unusual smoky air and "Spare the Air" days
      3. reports of "metallic taste"
      4. reports of burnt smell
      5. reports of sweet, chemical odor
      6. reports of headaches
      7. reports of thyroid aches
      8. reports of fatigue
      9. reports of loss of appetite
      10. reports of joint pain
      11. reports of gastrointestinal issues
      12. reports of nosebleeds
      13. reports of strange animal behavior: dogs with loss of interest in food, going outside
      14. reports of neck and back pain
      15. reports of teeth "crumbling"

      http://enenews.com/forum-possible-fukushima-related-anomalies-deformations-yellow-rain-metallic-taste-mouth

      http://enenews.com/forum-post-radiation-monitoring-data-april-30-2012-present


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      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Its going to be very rough for the young ones soon..poor guy. :(
        http://www.supportbenjamincurtis.com


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      • Gasser Gasser

        The World is broken

        Clicked on enenews for good news I was hopen'
        Turns out it has gotten worse, the Worlds broken

        Clicked on Fairewinds to listen what Arnie has spoken
        He indicates Japan and TEPCOs efforts are money broken

        Clicked on A Green Road to read how many folks will be croakin'
        Soon won't be anyone alive to fix 440 reactors that will be broken

        Clicked on MSM news to see if they know Pukeashima’s is smoking'
        Their news is only about Hollywood marriages that have been broken

        Clicked on Extinction Protocol to check on Doomsday bad news no jokin'
        I see photos of man/natures devastation causing everything to be broken

        Clicked on Radiationnetwork to check for any high spike CMP's approachin'
        Found out the site was down, they're Geiger counter's Mueller tube is broken

        Clicked onto Wikipedia for more nuke insight and learned a lot by curiosity pokin'
        It all sifts down to, culture, politics, science, religion moral code's have been broken

        ~Gasser Classic~


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      • Ontological Ontological

        1-2-3-8-9-10-14 apply here for over 2 years.
        Befuddled? I remember when they dumped this crap under the lie it would be recovered before the containers rusted out, and disposed of properly with "new technology" solutions. Propaganda strikes again.

        I believe this report defines a more local source of this alleged spike.
        ~>http://enenews.com/wsj-plutonium-levels-1000-times-normal-on-seafloor-50-miles-from-san-francisco-appalled-major-nuclear-dump-offshore-is-a-health-threat-said-expert-47000-containers-of-radioactive-waste-in-a


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        • Ontological Ontological

          There is some pink haze in the background images in this video, and a nice lens flare that flashed hot pink at right angle to the Sun.(@3:04 & 3:16) Lens flare involves the same light parallax scattering as what happens inside a jewel, Whatever the inclusion is, causes color from bending of light. Pink is a mix of all of the colors (white) and a bit more red. Pink clouds are a red Sun against brilliant white. The pink in the video is under a full overhead sunlight scattering in the atmospheric "inclusion".
          Mystery Cesium now, these cover ups are getting ridiculous, no matter the source, corroded barrels or corium blob, both no doubt, it is there in the air where cooling occurs obviously. I now have correlating data from a rad detector showing high readings and a pink sky/haze non sunset background in the same frame. Thanks ENE, and the dude that got the readings.


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      • We Not They Finally

        Yes indeed I have all sorts of joint pain Fatigue and all the usual things that happen where you live has spiked over 1000 bpm..So we are all on count down to oblivion or paradise or some other Planet or whatever you want to call it…Joints have over the last three years become more and more fragile.Im amazed that the fakirs are declaring oh how can this be???Of course its happening the elite has finally found away to rid themselves of the dying middle class literally dying…Mysteries remain ahead and meetings with so many kindred spirits who have gone ahead.Best to all of you…


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      • 2ndTrumpet

        I live in Colorado Springs, CO and have been experiencing all of these except for #'s 1, 9, 13, 15, however, in regards to #9 my appetite is beginning to dwindle. I feel like I am 120 years old.
        Can anyone recommend a good Geiger counter. I saw one on Amazon for almost $500 that sounded good and it has a wand. The local detection station was shut down and I would like to know the true numbers and be able to check my food storage.

        1. unusually high spikes in geiger radiation readings
        2. reports of unusual smoky air and "Spare the Air" days
        3. reports of "metallic taste"
        4. reports of burnt smell
        5. reports of sweet, chemical odor
        6. reports of headaches
        7. reports of thyroid aches
        8. reports of fatigue
        9. reports of loss of appetite
        10. reports of joint pain
        11. reports of gastrointestinal issues
        12. reports of nosebleeds
        13. reports of strange animal behavior: dogs with loss of interest in food, going outside
        14. reports of neck and back pain
        15. reports of teeth "crumbling"


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      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        I thought when I smelled the sweet, chemical odor it was my neighbors doing drugs.


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    • Why didn't they test the SAND?

      Hmmm, would that be a NO, because that would start a panic?

      Still no confirmation of 500 CPM beach sand reading, despite the 'experts' and government going out to see what is going on.

      Sounds like Fukushima… bafflegab, downplay, deny, minimize, and hide for as long as possible.

      They should have been the FIRST to measure this. Instead, they are the last, and then do everything they can to talk it away and not confirm the 500 CPM reading.

      Are you getting that the government is not there to protect you yet?

      This is the playbook and how they do it, every time, every where, in all situations, nuclear accidents, etc…


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      • vicky13 vicky13

        We have some folks in our group who have the equipment to test the sand.

        I think we need to do the science on our own. Maybe our folks with the equipment should contact the man who did the sampling to send some sand samples so people WE trust can test it?

        Our governments don't give a crap about any of us,, we need to protect ourselves from THEM.


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      • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

        TPTB is waiting to get serious about testing when the 98% is creeping out of the sea and all over the land..
        The 98% ground coverage with dead corpses that is..


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    • OldFool

      Here is a translation chart for government NEW Speak -
      The beaches are completely safe – translation – the beaches are safe if you are wearing an airtight Hazmat suit with a Self Contained Breathing Apparatus.
      The water is safe – translation – any bottled water you have that was bottled before 3/11 is safe.
      The food is safe – translation – any canned food you have that was canned before 3/11 is safe.
      We found absolutely no radiation in the upper right hand quadrant of the pineal gland in a seabird's brain – translation – the rest of the bird was so radioactive we had to bury it in a lead coffin in a Texas nuclear waste dump.
      We tested a few birds for radiation & found nothing – translation – the other birds were so radioactive that our lab tech needed hospitalization and a bone marrow transplant to survive.
      We want to assure the public that there is no cause for panic – translation – we don't want you to panic until we can evacuate our own families to South America next week.


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  • Jebus Jebus

    "red-painted disposable eating utensils"

    It was a spork?


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    • We Not They Finally

      Yes, that's the most pathetic "explanation" we've heard in quite some time. Though also remember that Steven Chu, as his parting gift as Energy Secretary, gave a go-ahead to use metallic radioactive waste in the likes of forks, spoons, door knobs and belt buckles.

      The likelihood of THAT having caused THIS is ludicrous, but none of these people's brains seem to even work right anymore.


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    • hexagon

      I'm thinking we will be learning of a lot of sources of radiation dumping and the like. No one can be held accountable if they can blame everyone. Soon they will be blaming you!


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  • zogerke zogerke

    oooh, they thought that fiestaware orange is now commonly coating disposable eating utensils? wow……


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Anyone else notice where the radioactive potato got tossed?

    You'll never see it again…


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  • harengus_acidophilus

    Brain dead?

    "We really have no way of knowing right now whether it’s valid
    or not,” said [state Public Health] spokeswoman Wendy Hopkins."

    Like this?
    Because we are stupid, we don't know
    how to use a geiger counter.

    h.


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  • nedlifromvermont

    love the logic: "no way close to saying it's from Fukushima … it's just a rise in the background radiation …" but it's not from Fukushima …. but there is a rise in the background radiation …. but there is no way we are going to say it's from Fukushima …. just from somewhere, … but definitely not from Fukushima!!! just some more radiation, from somewhere else … somewhere upwind … somewhere radiation is leaking … but definitely not from Fukushima ….

    Who pays this paragon of virtue, Dean Peterson, San Mateo county environmental health director??? GE or TepCo or both???

    peace …


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    • Bananium Bananium

      Yeah, reminds me of the marine biologist awhile back who said something like "we don't know what caused the die-off, we have no idea, we are clueless, but it definitely wasn't Fukushima!"

      And these people consider themselves scientists! LOL!


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  • lickerface lickerface

    I wonder what readings he'd get if he put the counter closer to the sand in that direction of the water (where it was reading above 150 CPM).


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  • bo bo

    'Baffled.' 'Flummoxed.' And now we have 'BEFUDDLED'.
    I bet these guys are good at Scrabble.


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  • Canuck1

    The guy shouldn't have a job…better yet, a garbage collector would be more suitable. There's no thinking.


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  • own_quality

    Wow… complete denial or total ignorance! Red painted disposable utensils… WTF… and this is a public health official? This is what we are dealing with. An ignorant public that isn't even remotely aware of how ignorant they are. Can you imagine the panic that will occur when radiation levels reach a point where there actually is an "immediate and undeniable health concern"? Of course by then it's too late to save your children. By then they are toast. I thought the national debt would be the final straw… now even that problem seems insignificant. This really is the end.


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    • imacmill

      It is the spectre of full-on, run-away citizen panic that is the reason that the governments of the world will *never* tell us what the situation really is. In the case of Canada and the US, what possible good would it do to tell every human being living on the west coast to evacuate? Where would we go (I live on the west coast of Canada). If the radiation becomes bad enough that we need to leave, then it's bad enough (or soon will be) to affect the entire country.

      Seems to me we need to stop bitching about the media's deliberate lack of coverage on this (we know why) and make up our own minds about what to do. If you're in a financial/employment position where you can move away, now is the time to do it; if things do get bad (and I have no idea if they will), then waiting until then would mean any property you own would become worthless. Sell now while the selling is good.

      Just saying'…


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      Thank you. Get the rad word out, People!


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    • We Not They Finally

      own-quality, it's not exactly clear that the likes of the national debt and the likes of this are not related. As Dick Cheney famously said, "Deficits don't matter," as they put two major wars and obscene payments to private contractors off the books.

      Not saying that they are directly related, or how. Just that evil, reckless, powerful people seemed to have caused both scenarios.

      It beats talking about "disposable eating utensils" as a cause, anyway….


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    • P.S. Visitors to ENENews are growing by the thousands now. As Heart of the Rose says, here is the People's opportunity to know. And being here, even so few, it's our DUTY to tell them so. Of course this is a "free" country. So many AWOL. Hard work now and ahead.

      Find your boots, People.


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  • charlie3

    I mean, just because you have been directly down wind and down current from an on-going triple China Syndrome Meltdown three years is no reason to go jumping to conclusions and suspecting fukushima to be the source of your radioactive contamination. Fuck.


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  • charlie3

    I mean, just because you have been directly down wind and down current from an on-going triple China Syndrome Meltdown three years is no reason to go jumping to conclusions and suspecting fukushima to be the source of your radioactive contamination.


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  • name999 name999

    …red painted dissposable eating utensils…that's radioactive melamine…probably sippee cups…


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    • Grampybone Grampybone

      "We and I and Grampybone use the radioactive beer pong cups to dance around the campfire on the California coastline." Double Cup Sent Em BACK!

      Do people honestly believe there is any other reason global total back round radiation levels have spiked past 110 CPM in Fermi beta decay aside from Fukushima? Still? REALLY? So many heads in the sand. So little time.


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      • Ontological Ontological

        Levels here 4k feet up in the Mts of the Mojave desert have increased inside from peaks of 12 cpm 300 beta total(dosimeter) last year to peaks of 38 cpm (1200+) beta now. NO this is NOT bomb testing residuals,(location not downwind from Mercury NV) & not good at all.


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    • 富岡_Blue_Heron 富岡_Blue_Heron

      A carton of them on the beach, that would sure set off my Inspector – all up and down the beach (not).

      Not even my friend's hot glaze fiesta dish (>6000 CPM closest GQ detector pos) registers at more than a few inches, and water would completely squelch the sigs. That's got to be suspended in the mist or some really hard crap in the sand imo.


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  • name999 name999

    …more gallows humor…crazy…


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  • Ontological Ontological

    OMG you went there. DU Sporks, yep and lead red paint to keep the alarm on your rad detector from going off rofl.
    The USA begged Japan to "dump" cesium. Was it to cover for all the nasty little classified surprises of our rather uncaring government/corporations have disposed of? The time limit of rust out was 40 years or so. Plan that covered this insanity was at the time to recover it when we had "developed technology" to dispose of it in a safer manner. This wait until next century logic, has effectively dumped their old problems on the new generations of people here today. Hanford has sat there leaking into the Columbia river for 20 years while FEDS screw around wasting "survey grant" money over what to do. And always wind up spending tax money to cover for any discoveries using propaganda.

    Same plan applies to the fuel pools at these plutonium producers, let it rot until we "develop new technology" for disposal. Well my bad news in all this "new technology" is Mercury Nevada, 60 miles over the hills shadowing my area, is where in 2014, they plan to, for a disposal fee burry the USA, and other countries nuclear garbage under the SAND! The bright dashing young money grubbers closed Yucca Mountain; then resolved to simply burry their nasty casks like a cat covering turds in its litter box.
    They tested a cask for sub criticality, I bet they blow a nice glass bubble in the sand. Future housing project perhaps?


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  • mairs mairs

    "I honestly think the end result of this is that it’s just higher levels of background radiation.”

    I can feel my brain cells dying while reading this nonsense!


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  • mairs mairs

    This reminds me of the… we tested one fish in 2011, and then another fish in 2012….

    AAHHHHH!!!!!!


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  • Sickputer

    Big Brother's little minions in America need more guidance in the art of public persuasion in rejecting the notion that invisible radiation is now present at dangerous levels near humans.

    Take heed of the wonderful job the Japanese officials did in discovering that radiation hot spots were caused by buried 50-year old radium bottles left from atomic energy researchers. Those disclosures by officials helped allay the fears of numerous centenarians in Japan and even a couple of citizens under age 100.

    Please reveal the brand of the plastic ware so you can answer to the company in libel court. I am sure the health advisors are going to tell everyone the name of those dastardly plastic companies so the public can take preventative action. :-)


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    • Cisco Cisco

      Sickputer…yep! OK…what's next from the official deniers? The next ruse will be, and it will be an "good one". The radioactivity now being discovered may be the result of leaks from San Onfre or prior ocean dumping of nuclear waste.

      The nucleocrats strategy: Shift to another plausible possible diversionary source or two; and, claim not to worry in the future, because SONGS has been shutdown. And/or, the higher than normal beach radiation counts could be those pesky leaking barrels of nuclear waste dumped off the coast of California decades ago, and recently reported.

      Without a independent media, the real story won't be told. BTW…Aljazeera is premiering a 4 night/part mini-doc/report starting Monday, December 6…."Return to Fukushima with America Tonight"

      Fukushima Daiichi is the biggest story in the history of mankind. It will be the biggest story in the history of Aljazeera. It will be interesting to see if they play, or if they fold. Stay tuned.


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  • name999 name999

    …where are the watchers of this thread…


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  • I said it before, but I'll say it again.

    Has nobody but me noticed there are NO BIRDS to be seen or heard during this 7 minute beach video.

    I cannot recall ever being at the beach and not having multitudes of birds squawking and flying around.

    "You can observe a lot by just watching."
    – Yogi Berra :)

    “It’s not something that we feel is an immediate public health concern [...] We’re not even close to the point of saying that any of this is from Fukushima."
    – Dean Peterson, health director?

    Peterson, like the rest, passes the buck off to the EPA. Who again, will do nothing.

    They're not even close to saying it is Fukushima.
    They will never say it's from Fukushima.


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  • We Not They Finally

    "Disposable eating utensils" caused this? Does that mean that 250 people had a cook-out in the winter on the beach, and all of them threw contaminated forks and spoons into the ocean?

    They cannot even think of something better? Are they completely crocked?


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  • spaceridder spaceridder

    The brand name of plastic company is Generous Electric (The company the brings good things to life). By now you must realize that all local and state government & Labs are just being mouth pieces for the Federal Government and the Nuclear power industry. And doing as they are told. They know nothing See nothing Do nothing and Find nothing conclusive. The truth will never come out unless WE and others like us help uncover it. And some how get it into the News media! And not just a 10 sec news tease. But a long report about it. And on a major TV market like San Francisco or Sacramento or LA.


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  • How do these people get these high-paying six figure jobs, showing the mentality of a common dullard? The fact they went out of their way to make sure that FUkushima was discounted means just the opposite – they know it's coming from there, cuz there is no other aerosol vector in the airstream.

    BTW, readings in Ojai, CA today were 25 to 38 CPM. And normal background radiation in the 1950s were 3 CPM. For decades it was moved up to 12 CPM. After FUCKwhatever, it became 25 CPM.

    Fukushima Research blog on articles and videos since 3-11-11
    http://dailymessenger.blogspot.com/


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    If you go to the beach you may be nuked/cooked/radiated and not even know it.. :(


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    • We Not They Finally

      Yeah, the new All-American Cook-Out.


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      • Gasser Gasser

        ROBERTA FLACK

        "Killing Me Softly With His Song”

        Go here first before reading this sing say song

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=O1eOsMc2Fgg

        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

        Strumming my pain with a deformed finger

        Singing my Fukushima life with his words
        
Informing me softly with his song

        
Killing denial softly, with his songs
        
Telling the rest of my life with his words
        
Enlightening me softly with his songs

        I heard he sang truth songs

        I heard he had a freedom style
        
And so I came to see him


        To listen to truth for a while
        
And there he was, this disfigured boy

        A stranger to my eyes

        Strumming my pain with a crooked finger

        Singing my life with his words
        
Revealing me softly with his song

        
Killing me softly, with Nuclear songs
        
Telling what's left of my life with his words
        
Killing death softly, with his truth songs

        I felt all flushed with Cesium's fever
        
Embarrassed in the Pro Nuke crowd
        
I felt he found my Nuclear concerns


        And read each one out loud
        
I prayed that he would finish

        But he just kept right on

        Strumming my pain with one deformed hand

        Singing our lives with his words

        [Con't]


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        • Gasser Gasser

          [Con’t]

          
Killing me softly with a Cesium song
          
Killing death softly, with his songs
          
Telling our future life with his words

          
Killing us softly, with his songs

          He sang as if he knew me
In all my dark Fukushima despair
          
And then he looked right through me
          
As if I was Gamma rayed there

          
And he just kept on singing

          Singing clear and strong

          Strumming my pain with a deformed arm

          Singing my life with his words

          Killing me softly with his song


          Killing us softly with his songs
          
Telling of no more life, with his words

          Killing us softly, with his truth song

          Strumming my brain with enenews updates

          Stinging my life, with pragmatic words
          
Awakening me harshly with No Nuke! songs

          
Enlightening me deeply, with word-crafted songs
          
Explaining Nuclear half life's with there're words

          Enlightening the World

          Blogger's was strumming their brains
          
Yeah, they was looking to extend life

          Encouraging us truthfully, Nuclear power is wrong


          Killing monster reactors, eventually, with truth songs
          
Warning all of life with just songs words
          
Comforting the World softly, with truths songs

          ~Gasser Classic~


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    • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

      Obewan – greetings and salutations. But on the flip side of going to the beach now is that you can now get a tan on both, front and back, all at the same time :)


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  • eatliesndie eatliesndie

    "[San Mateo County environmental health director Dean Peterson] emphasized that it was still not unsafe for humans" – Excuse me? Dean, you are either a dangerous psychopathic liar, or a blind fool…or both. Either ways, you are in the wrong job and should report to your new gangster boss at Fukushima Daiichi to begin clean up work at unit 3 immediately. 1uSv/h on the beach – not even an analysis to determine the element responsible – this is NOT SAFE. Children at the beach WILL end up with this sand in their delicate little bodies….I so don't want to think about it…AARRRR!


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  • razzz razzz

    Since the San Mateo County inspector didn't drop dead on the spot, he is not to worried about it and forwarded the information onto a black hole…er, I mean…the EPA.

    Gee, take some samples and analyze the results. Radioactivity might be coming from dumped leaking rad-drums just offshore.


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  • amberlight amberlight

    This has to be one of the most nonsensical statements I have read about the radiation upsurge:

    "He noted that many innocuous items could spike the radiation levels in an area, including red-painted disposable eating utensils."

    Well, if they are causing spikes in radiation, then they are not "innocuous" are they, Dimwit? Obviously we need to stop stressing about Fukushima and go after the litterbugs leaving their picnic utensils all over the beach.

    Either Peterson is a flaming imbecile or he thinks we are! Adding insult to injury…


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  • Sol Man

    I had warned that the radiation may cause difficulties in the brain being able to think. (Perhaps, not that that would be a bad thing 'cuz look where thinking has got us!)

    We can't go there because we can no longer get there from here. See?


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  • Radio Radio

    This is it, the first frontier of the plume has arrived.

    From this day on things will change drastically for the locals, awareness has to be risen.

    First, don't expect this to be a spike as radiation levels won't return to pre-Fukushima levels. The levels will increase further due to constant nuclide deposition on the costal area.

    Secondly don't trust the officals talking about external radiation doses.
    The real threat won't be the elevated background radiation, but the incorporation of radionuclides by breathing, swallowing or seafood ingestion.

    Please act responsible, keep yourself informed and share your knockledge, especially those who raise children.


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  • AllenH AllenH

    I was on a website yesterday, fighting this shill/sock-puppet all day who attacked everybody trying to enforce his view that all that is going on it the ocean is global warming! And rattling on about Al Gore is right, and I spoke bad of him. All I said was I dont care for his views as he is not mentioned anywhere in the article. It was a definite shill attack, i laid facts and figures out. He never brought one thing to the table.
    I told him he should be ashamed of himself. Defending something that quite possible will be the death of us all. But he is by far the biggest nuclear shill I have come across.


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  • nuknomore nuknomore

    So there are three melt down's in Japan.. Radioactive water being dumped in the ocean.. We KNOW debris from the tsunami is heading our way.. BUT.. A red plastic eating utensil is the cause of the spike in radiation??
    Wow..


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    "befuddled"?..not befuddled.
    How many terms for 'lack of understanding' are thee.

    But I don't want to be 'befuddled'.
    Ever wonder where..everyone is?

    Like Erin Brockovich..
    Some need to become less spread out..and pick their poison.

    Remembering Rocketdyne: Discussing America's Worst Nuclear Meltdown (Not Three Mile Island) With Erin Brockovich
    Jan 2 2013

    http://truth-out.org/news/item/20975-remembering-rocketdyne-discussing-americas-worst-nuclear-meltdown-not-three-mile-island-with-erin-brockovich

    Sounds like this and Assumption Parish..aren't even on her desk.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    PS. This story about via Half Moon Bay Review…concerning Geiger counters..must be the story that Daily Kos pulled the other dsy.


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  • ShutItAllDown

    Careful about jumping on this bandwagon too soon. There are some beaches in that area that have natural exposed radioactive bedrock that is eroded by the surf action. There is every chance this is caused by natural radioactivity in certain types of sand that has all been dumped in one spot on a beach such as that.

    To cry wolf for something that can be proved is a natural occurrence is exactly what the government is hoping you will do, so they can prove it's natural and then publicly embarrass their enemies.

    You need to positively confirm the radiation is caused by Fukushima emissions before tooting any horns!


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I don't think people are jumping on the bandwagon.
    Enenews is a careful set.
    Time will tell.
    As if we have time.


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  • AllenH AllenH

    High level nuclear waste: 12 000 metric tons/year !!! Produced from power plants around the world, equal to 100 D Decker buses. Each and every year, and it grows a wee bit more every year.
    One years supply is enough to wipe us out.
    And they want to talk about plastic utensils.


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  • Speedy

    What happened to "Scary but not alarming"…that might have been too accurate…befuddled? WTF….


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  • SadieDog

    Hmm. Is there a way to not store radioactive waste properly AND make a profit? You bet.
    http://consortiumnews.com/2013/02/04/recycling-radioactive-metals-disputed/


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  • markww markww

    Hillary Clinton made secret food pact with Japan right after the Fukushima event, agreeing to continue importing food. So no one is going to warn us of radiation. We have to think for ourselves.

    MARKWW


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  • We Not They Finally

    Well literally we have to learn how to fly??You know astral travel.
    If we can get the darn middle eye open the natural place it takes you to is the inner world.Where by my own experience there seems to be a blue dot that opens up where the third eye is and you see worlds inside.Its rather amazing.Pituitary gland seems to be the source of it.Interestingly enough pituitary is exactly where the ajna chakra is.I think this is good practice prior to the inevitable.


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  • Homo Insapiens Homo Insapiens

    A suggestion for how someone befuddled could become un-befuddled.

    That reading on the beach is sufficient cause for concern that a scientist would think about designing experiments. One could answer questions like – "Is the radiation due to some local phenomenon, or due to something more widespread?" And perhaps also – "Is the radiation due to something new, or has it been that way for some time (decades)?"

    Here's an experiment to answer the first question. Initially restrict one's attention to the seacoast of Northern Hemisphere. Take bunches of measurements all along the Pacific coast of North America. Then all along the Atlantic coast of North America. Then along the Gulf of Mexico. Then along the Atlantic coast of Europe. Then along the Pacific coast of Asia. Then repeat for the seacoasts in the southern hemisphere. By any chance, are your measurements high at pretty much all locations around the Northern Pacific, yet nowhere else on the planet?

    One way to answer the second question is to seek historical data, where consistent measurements are made. Perhaps someone has a better idea for that.

    But if an experiment shows that the problem is widespread across the Northern Pacific, not elsewhere, and is new only within the last few years, then most reasonable people would conclude that they're FUKU-ed. With no befuddlement.


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    • haizedustrium-1234 haizedustrium-1234

      We require time lapsed vectorization for a needle in a hay stack.
      w m Where is the hay stack?


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    • Socrates

      Absolutely correct. Massive radiation cannot be hidden along the beaches. If ALL beaches show high radiation then it is Fukushima.

      I am consulting with experts from all over the United States. Whatever the from reality is, we will get to the bottom of this soon. Are Buckballs here, was something dumped off the coast off of San Francisco, or combinations of both?

      The government either does not know or does not want to admit what has happened. I have sources that are avoiding me. That is very disturbing.

      My guess is that a number of canisters are corroding and releasing their contents, places like Hanford are unable to contain the waste and the Fukushima nuclides are arriving. It is out – of – control so all they can do is buy time to cover their tracks.

      Their worst fear is that their system has promoted this type of behavior. That system made them rich and powerful. Any changes would distemper them. Some might even be brought to justice for mass-genocide. That scares them because to continue their ways will contaminate them, too. This double – bind has them paralyzed. If the grim truth is known, the economy collapses with the food chain.


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  • nedlifromvermont

    Peace, 'newsers, keep up the fight …

    Got to go ski on some radioactive snow …

    later …


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  • Socrates

    Hm… has it occurred to anyone that you cannot save the world? I hate to say that being both an optimist and a pessimist. But maybe the world is unfolding as it should. An advanced life form seized control of the levers of technological power only to find that all he could create was death? Maybe herein lies the lesson.

    I have lived around many places in this country. In the 50s, Southern California beaches were paradises. Mexican beaches, too. Where black seals swam now surfers sit in black wetsuits waiting for a wave. Don't you see that one dominant species has supplanted another with high tech synthetic everything. Yes, plastic silverware and radiation from any possible source because there are so many possibilities.

    I watched the movie Kon Tiki last night remembering as a kid who read that book and also On the Beach. Both spoke to civilizations that extincted themselves. Jared Diamond explains how empires crumble; how the false God's they created fall.

    There is so much toxic crap in our throw – away society that we have become throw-aways. I think everyone here knows this. Without due concern for the environment, economies mean nothing. Mother Nature takes her course and the best laid plans of mice and men mean naught. This IS the lesson.

    I will still go to Torrey Pines State Beach to photograph nature today. But there is no joy.


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    • Ya, let's just not tell anybody and lay down and die. Some of us believe we are conscious co-creators of this reality. Everyone deserves to know about Fukushima. Especial the children who will still be here for a time after we die. Some of us prefer to educate and take action. Some of us still fight for all life… OTHERWISE, WHY ARE WE ALIVE?


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      • Socrates

        You didn't let me finish because I am showing you the way below, as I have before. See below what path you must take… I have said it before. You must take the profit out of the activity. To "regulate" is impossible the injury – producing mechanism is still profitable. Do you get it? Great legal minds such as our Founders put the jury system into our constitution as the of means of address. Their needs to be a conscience of the community – that would be YOU. Legislators will do nothing because they are bought and sold. Current congressional approval rating is 5%. Obama ' s about 40%. Are they helping you? And what part are you playing. Blogging? Don't criticize what you do 't understand. The task ahead requires leaders and ideas, remedies and justice. Are YOU bringing these people to JUSTICE? Yes or no? If so how?


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        • "Their needs to be a conscience of the community" and i agree, that won't be found in our legislative communities… but you never know, high on our lists of those to inform need to be our state representatives, town/city counsels and business Associations. There we may find a few People. With children.

          Also, see my request and lament for attorneys below. You can't have justice if the People aren't on board. And don't know.

          What does one do first? Boots on.

          P.S. I don't believe in blogging but sure am glad others do, or else no one would know fuku. Rally justice with boots. You.

          P.S.S. Postage stamps work, too.


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    • Socrates

      To continue…

      I spent time in some of the most amazing places. I hate to return because it breaks my heart to be a witness to the environmental devastation. The economy trumps the environment until the real order of things is re-established. Playing with nuclear weapons and nuclear energy is just one of those huge extinction protocols. Technology has opened other mass – extinction protocols. Man never had such power nor has ever been so vulnerable at the same time.

      I intend to practice acceptance. It is too late for this civilization, indeed, all civilizations will eventually crumble and collapse of their own weight. We here that GE is going into fracking and abandoning nuclear energy. Fools rush in, of course. So long as those fools can externalize those costs by controlling the lawmakers and politicians this will be a done deal and we are finished. But just maybe the Erin Brockovitz' and the Gerry Spences of this world can once and for all take the profit out of this game.

      When you sit on the jury that judges these profiteers, you will be shifting the losses back to those who related the losses: those who profited by this course of conduct. Least we become another Easter Island with a barren landscape and no one left who can even tell the tale.


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    • tsfw tsfw

      Socrates I understand the lack of joy you feel with once pleasurable activities. I live in a fishing village with a spectacular view of the ocean, and I used to look at it through different eyes. Now all I see in that blue water is death, despair and a reflection of my fear. My perspective changed almost overnight and at times it feels downright traumatic and I wish I could undo everything I have learned in here, because I feel so powerless with the knowledge anyway.


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    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      I agree with most of what you say. But it is not Mother Nature taking her course, but man made nuclear destruction which is making it impossible for Mother Nature to survive. The ultimate patriarchal exploitation and destruction of the world.


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    • Homolumina Homolumina

      Much Love your way Sokrates, feeling the same way.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Is this the fatalistic approach..?
    The world is unfolding as it should.
    Then there will be some that..will not see it..as so 'divined'.in every cycle of Human ignorance.
    Those who say… will die trying…to a make change.


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    • Socrates

      Yes, nature IS taking her revenge. I am fatalistic about the impotence of bloggers. Those who should be in the streets, those who should organize politically, those who should fight in the halls of Congress and in the courtrooms, those who should become active with organizations.

      I fight with words and deeds. .. I have active in the Civil Rights Movement and Antiwar women's right ' s worker's rights, environmental issues for fifty years. I work with political action committees and local community groups. I meet with legislators and numerous regulatory bodies. I fight in the courtrooms of this nation. And you?

      I have yet begun to fight!


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      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        Then..you are the one to carry in the ball..


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        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          I'm just a no account blogger on a hot website..darn


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          • Socrates

            You are an inspiration. Remember Joan of Ark?

            Sometimes you just have to walk I to the jaws of the tiger…

            As soon as more radiation manifests that can be measured, those responsible must be confronted. In Japan, physicians filed criminal charges against TEPCO and former government officials because of their criminalal actions in exposing children to Iodine 131.

            The die offs indicate something really big. Readings all over the country are off the charts. The sun just reversed polarity but we must understand why things are going on. HAARP, Chemtrails, Fukushima radiation, mass coronal ejections? Climate change? Most of these possibility are man-made.

            Maybe just a bad combination. I want to understand…. Someone does not want us to know for whatever reason.


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            • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

              I read some stuff last night ..about underground nuclear testing and the ozone.
              I can only speculate..on the effect Fukushima is having.

              I started the day ..wondering where Erin Brockovich is?
              Where are all 'these' intelligent connected people.

              I admire your courage..in what ever agenda you chose.

              Right now .. I'm trying to come up with some way to get some of the supplements ..we are interested in..in a palatable form for the children.
              No..I have no suggestions.
              This is where.. 'crap shoot' would apply.
              Oh..geeze..


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              • pure water

                Hearth of the Rose, children should be instructed not to inhale through the mouth first of all. And they love so much running…
                Supplements, food, water, clothes, shoes, glasses – new habits and new way of life.
                Read some hatha yoga. What they were clening so carefully? With a small portion of their prosedures, a lot could be done.


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              • Angela_R

                Probably in tune with much of the thought of the video, but only watched around 15 minutes. I guess I drove most to distraction on the last blogsite I frequented, by my emphasis on Energy.

                Yet, what is electricity and what is it powered by? Fuel, sometimes nuclear, the means to energy.
                It is part of this reality. So many different kinds of energy and so many different realities.
                I like the one I refer to as 'Being'.


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          • To Heart: This sites gonna get hot. You watch


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      • @Socrates. I believe there are many di-itching to take action. if you care to discuss rallying of the ball see above email.

        There is also cyber reality now. Blogging + Boots. Some do both. Really, in all the ways we each can get the rad word out.

        Then We will see a rally of the People.


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        • flatsville

          No need to reinvent the wheel. Plenty of groups have been in the trenches for years…nirs.org, Friends of the Earth, etc…and many state specific groups fighting nuclear.

          Join one. Get active.


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          • flatsville

            Chemfood, If you wanted to re-invent the wheel for one day and create the nucleus of an active group you could organize street level demomstrations at JapGov consular offices in the US. This would be the worst kind of publicity for Japan given that many people visit those offices for visas and business related purposes. Hold a preeser and present a petition to remediate the mess on the 3rd anniversary.

            Easily organized via the web for a one day event. Biggest bang for your digital time.

            http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc/consulate-guide.html

            Above is the list of cities. You got 60+ days. Perfectly doable.

            I thought I had young law student who was wavering on his career path, but he found his way back to class.

            I see no efforts underway to mark the 3rd in any way.


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      • zogerke zogerke

        1:30 pm. thank you socrates, anne, heart, nukelchen, ontological, others i have not named. re activism.. after three mile island i am others were prt of full twelve years of non violent civil disobediance to educate and shut down nukes; and focussed against activities supporting nuclear war mongering. activities included jail time and court witnessing; we helped shut down the lilco power plant on long island ny when it was built…blueprint changes found in the local long island town dump showed deep structural flaws in the construction of cooling system- LILCO just falsified the architectural drawings and threw out the old ones. Which were found This was before shredders! I was an activist for years. Jail time was too damn corrosive, Switched focus to environmental and and occupational safety. Was a 9/11 responder, was there when the towers fell in nyc, i watched them just a mile away in lower manhattan; i helped out with protective equipment for the responders. Now, so much older, with health issues, (my health issues are a direct result of activities protecting worker safety and the environment)how can we be activists, how can we be productive and not totally wear ourselves out?……


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        • zogerke zogerke

          for one, we need to take good care of our health. for another, we need to name and communicate by any means necessary, facebook, tweeting, blogging, those great tear-off posters someone here has created to point people to enenews. we need stay decently behaving with kindness, so we do not turn into the 'enemies' of life-haters we are trying to alter, so we don't turn into what we are trying to destroy, that is destroying us.
          for the big picture, i think how human ancestors have been on this planet for 500 millions years. how it took at least several million years for us- homo sapiens sapiens to evolve. if we are wiped out, if life is wiped out, maybe the next ten million years will see another life form emerge that is radiation resistance (like the primal soup creatures that finally evolved to incorporate & thrive with oxygen instead of 02 being a toxin)…I worry about the children; i grieve for what they will see and experience. the only comfort i feel is that in the big bigbig picture we humans may need to be extinct for any life on this planet to continue and evolve to another point…..what grief.


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  • 富岡_Blue_Heron 富岡_Blue_Heron

    I thought it was a first rate video. The guy clearly demonstrated the rise and fall of the exposure field. The Inspector clearly does its job as intended, and I'm glad the agencies mentioned above have taken notice.


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  • tsfw tsfw

    'Befuddled' haha. Nice to see them trying to switch it up though, I was getting bored with 'baffled'.


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  • Re: Wendy Hopkins Public Health spokesperson [California]

    1. "unidentified poster"
    The poster of this video can be easily identified.

    2. "amateurs with Geiger counters."
    Sounds like a putdown. It's an Inspector Radiation Detector.
    He's not a amateur, if he's been doing this for over 2 years and thankfully keeping records too.

    3. "We can't comment…"
    No, you CAN comment, but you won't.

    4. "We really have no way of knowing right now…"
    Yes YOU do. Liars! Go test it thoroughly. Right NOW!
    Hire two independent professionals. Right NOW!

    The 'buck' then gets passed to the EPA and they say there is 'no concern', so they aren't going to test.

    Round and round we go, where she stops….?
    It's and endless loop. ;)


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  • Tim42

    It would be nice if someone could identify the Radioactive isotopes involved.

    I.E. Testing using a scintillator counter(Large crystal coupled photodector in a light sealed/shielded environment). Where measuring the resulting photon energy emitted by crystal gives an indication of the Energy level of radiation that struck the crystal. The pattern of photon energy's determines which Radioactive Isotopes are involved and at what concentration.


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  • Tedd Tedd

    I worked for San Mateo County as a programmer for twelve years. The most God awful incompetent place you will ever see. Proof it is true what they say about civil service workers.

    When I crossed the California state line, it was like a jail break.

    Went to the Florida gulf. But BP was soon on my trail to destroy the Gulf.

    This is not confirmation of anything.

    The County couldn't confirm a water faucet leak without holding a week of county commission hearings and further study.


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  • vicky13 vicky13

    UHHHDUHHHH!!!

    >>>
    Befuddled’ as to why it’s so high, claims there’s no ‘immediate’ health concern
    <<<

    Are these people REALLY THIS STUPID??!!!!!


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