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
By
Email Article Email Article
208 comments


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:

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

TEPCO (pdf), Dec. 3, 2013:



Full Tepco presentation here

See also: Gov't Report: CNN, Huffington Post listed as 'external stakeholders' in NRC, alongside nuclear industry and pro-nuclear blogs -- Both outlets help NRC to increase online influence, as CNN produces pro-nuclear infomercial

Published: January 8th, 2014 at 12:09 pm ET
By
Email Article Email Article
208 comments

Related Posts

  1. MSN: Nuclear experts call for testing U.S. West Coast waters and Pacific seafood for Fukushima contamination — “I definitely recommend FDA and EPA increase their vigilance” August 13, 2013
  2. Report: Study warns Fukushima contamination “is becoming more concentrated as it crosses Pacific Ocean, rather than dispersing” — “It’s making a beeline for U.S. West Coast” — “Scientists causing panic in public” September 4, 2013
  3. Newspaper: U.S. scientists worried about Fukushima radioactive plume — Expert: West Coast our top priority, even over Japan — Alaska Hunter: “We are concerned about our health” — Senator: Testing necessary, but money ‘tight’ February 12, 2014
  4. Professor’s Diary: Fukushima radioactive material “has reached the west coast as of June 2013 by ocean transport” — Health risks to be determined by ongoing monitoring January 10, 2014
  5. Professor: New studies show radioactive materials being carried across Pacific relatively intact from Fukushima — On West Coast we need to monitor these pockets of high contamination — Parts of areas may be affected in a significant way (AUDIO) September 18, 2013

208 comments to 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)

You must be logged in to post a comment.