Nuclear policy expert: “Striking” that radioactive iodine-131 in California rainwater is so far above level permitted in drinking water

Published: April 2nd, 2011 at 2:28 am ET
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Daniel Hirsch, a nuclear policy lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Bay Citizen, April 1, 2011:

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“It’s troubling that the EPA has to date not provided any precipitation data of its own, while measurements that have been made by states and others across the country are indicating somewhat surprising elevations of iodine-131.” …

“It is striking that rainwater could be measured in Berkeley with radioiodine that is that far above the level you would generally be permitted to drink.”

Read the report here.

Bay Citizen via NY Times here.

First reported at enenews.com: Radioactive Iodine-131 in rainwater sample near San Francisco 18,100% above federal drinking water standard

Published: April 2nd, 2011 at 2:28 am ET
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