NPR and California Department of Public Health appear on document with nuclear-related U.S. entities ‘working together’ with Tepco to ‘disseminate’ Fukushima-related information — CDHP Yesterday: West Coast will get NO radioactive contamination from Fukushima (PHOTO)

Published: January 8th, 2014 at 12:09 pm ET
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California Department of Public Health Officials, Jan. 7, 2014: “There is no public health risk at California beaches due to radioactivity related to events at Fukushima.” [...] The volume of water in the Pacific Ocean has a significant diluting effect on radionuclides that are present and it is not anticipated that the concentration will increase in the waters off of the west coast.

Perhaps the CDPH will provide information about the models they based their statement on. In the mean time, here’s what the scientists and experts say:

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So why would CDPH  officials make such a claim? This document may help to explain.

TEPCO (pdf), Dec. 3, 2013:



Full Tepco presentation here

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Published: January 8th, 2014 at 12:09 pm ET
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