Report: Peaches in Los Angeles-area found with radiation at more than double site background levels

Published: July 12th, 2011 at 5:43 pm ET


Radiation Station Stats, EnviroReporter, July 8, 2011:

10:05 pm 10-minute INTERIOR average: 39.9 CPM
9:50 pm 10-minute EXTERIOR average: 45.6 CPM NORMAL

4:00 pm INTERIOR spot reading in Santa Monica market with approximate background of 39 CPM – Two peaches sustained 81 CPM and above or over two times background (208% of site background).

3:40 pm 10-minute INTERIOR average: 39.6 CPM
3:25 pm 10-minute EXTERIOR average: 47.0 CPM
1:05 pm 10-minute INTERIOR average: 39.6 CPM
12:45 pm 10-minute EXTERIOR average: 45.8 CPM […]

h/t ChasAha via Two Peaches in Greater Los Angeles found high in radiation

Published: July 12th, 2011 at 5:43 pm ET


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234 comments to Report: Peaches in Los Angeles-area found with radiation at more than double site background levels

  • Net

    Does anyone have the Julian date for 3/11/11? Most foods have use the Julian date for the date of processing. I am still fuzzy about using the converter found online. Thanks

    • Elenin Velikovsky Elenin Velikovsky

      Julian Day is simply the total number of days elapsed,
      Jan = 31
      Feb = 28
      Mar 11 = 11
      ………… = 70
      Julian day 70. of 2011

  • Net

    I think it will be hard to find foods processed before 3/11.

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    OT: it looks like Women’s soccer World Cup final will be Japan – USA! The girls rock.
    Japan – Sweden semifinal 3:1 right now…

  • sunnyjim

    For what it’s worth, I’ve been finding significant (to me anyway) contamination on the tops of store-bought apples from the Northwestern US. Using my trusty CDV700-6B I get around 75+/-CPM when background is 45+/-. The contamination only seems to be at the top of the apple, in the little well around the stem. Probably 8 out of 10 apples will exhibit this contamination.Washing removes it immediately. SO> Check your fruits and wash your nuts. This is not a drill!

    • Where/When were those APPLES tested? Might be good to know. Especially for those in your area.

      You might also want to contact Michael Collins of He is a pro at this stuff and I’m sure he’d be interested in knowing more. …as am I.

      Agreed… “This is not a drill!”

    • arclight arclight

      excellent observation!!

    • Anthony Anthony

      This wonderful – horrible – important news. Thank you.

    • Anthony Anthony

      You should video your findings and post them online.

  • AustralianCannonball

    This is my video analysis that shows the park asuperdry got the soil from as well as the report. I have been so busy I didn’t even know enenews had this yet!. We just want to get this out(I have been working with asuperdry on many things in Japan):

    • Cesium has a half life of 30 years. Which actually means it will remain ‘hazardous’ for over 200 years.

      The last 2 minutes are breathtaking. I would have put that part at the beginning of the video and cut the technical stuff down to about 1 minute. Otherwise most people won’t watch the full 7 minute video.
      (just my opinion)