Nuclear expert: “I really am horrified” that Feds abandoned Fukushima radiation monitoring

Published: May 6th, 2011 at 1:01 pm ET
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Feds Abandon Extra Radiation Monitoring of Milk, Water — Routine measurements will resume; nuclear expert calls decision “staggering”, Bay Citizen by John Upton, May 5, 2011

The U.S. government has abandoned efforts to monitor elevated levels of radiation that infiltrated the nation’s water and milk in the wake of a nuclear catastrophe in Japan. [...]

“I really am horrified,” said Daniel Hirsch, a nuclear policy lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz. “It’s quite staggering and it seems to be part of the pattern of the EPA trying to make sure that there are no measurements that could cause people to be concerned.”

Published: May 6th, 2011 at 1:01 pm ET
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  • Antoine

    I have been monitoring in N. California with a 3″ pancake tube counter, since two days before the plume was first to reach Alaska.
    Continuously but for a few days. I do 24-hour counts, so it’s counting 24/7, and they have not varied from pre-plume counts by more than 2%.
    However, my counts spiked on May 9th and 10th by about 5%, and have mostly remained at these levels since.
    If someone has a site where I can publish these counts, I’d be happy to share and compare.
    Counting is being done with an International Medcom Inspector Alert Model Geiger Counter.
    I am 60 miles North of SF and 20 miles from the coast.

    Cheers


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