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Both cesium-134 and cesium-137 increase in latest San Francisco Bay Area milk sample (CHART)

SOURCE: UC Berkeley

UCB Milk Sampling, UC Berkeley:San Francisco Bay Area milk

Best Buy Date: September 12, 2011:

Cesium-134: .055 becquerels/liter Cesium-137: .059 becquerels/liter

Best Buy Date: August 22, 2011:

Cesium-134: .047 becquerels/liter Cesium-137: .052 becquerels/liter

SOURCE: UC . . . → Read More: Both cesium-134 and cesium-137 increase in latest San Francisco Bay Area milk sample (CHART)

Member of Parliament: Health Canada “negligent” on Fukushima radiation threats

Health Canada “negligent” on Fukushima nuclear-radiation threats, Liberal MP Joyce Murray claims, Georgia Straight (Vancouver) by Matthew Burrows, August 4, 2011:

The Vancouver Quadra Liberal MP has criticized Health Canada’s “negligent” job informing Canadians of potential health risks relating to radiation levels following Japan’s Fukushima disaster.

“I think they have been negligent from the . . . → Read More: Member of Parliament: Health Canada “negligent” on Fukushima radiation threats

Radiation fallout poses growing threat: 2,600+ cattle contaminated; More vegetables at unsafe levels — No centralized system, only voluntary tests

Threat to Japan’s Food Chain Multiplies, Bloomberg, July 25, 2011:

Radiation fallout from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant poses a growing threat to Japan’s food chain as unsafe levels of cesium found in beef on supermarket shelves were also detected in more vegetables and the ocean.

More than 2,600 cattle have been contaminated, Kyodo . . . → Read More: Radiation fallout poses growing threat: 2,600+ cattle contaminated; More vegetables at unsafe levels — No centralized system, only voluntary tests

Idaho Paper: EPA’s “RadNet monitors were shipped out of Boise Tuesday” — Don’t expect an update any time soon

\Nuclear radiation in Teton Valley?, Teton Valley News, June 23, 2011:

[...] Boise rainfall samples [were] measuring by far the highest concentrations of radioactive nuclides in the country [...]

[...] A RadNet surveillance of radiation in precipitation, drinking water, milk and air cartridges, instituted in the wake of the nuclear event, was halted in . . . → Read More: Idaho Paper: EPA’s “RadNet monitors were shipped out of Boise Tuesday” — Don’t expect an update any time soon

“They lied to us”: Radiation release comparable to Chernobyl — Total core meltdown in all 3 reactors — Worst industrial catastrophe in world history (CNN VIDEO)

Fukushima ‘still a ticking time bomb’, CNN, June 21, 2011 . . . → Read More: “They lied to us”: Radiation release comparable to Chernobyl — Total core meltdown in all 3 reactors — Worst industrial catastrophe in world history (CNN VIDEO)

Cesium-134 reappears in test results of Bay Area milk

Raw Milk: Dairy in Sonoma County, UC Berkeley, June 14, 2011:

The following are results for milk samples obtained from a Bay Area organic dairy where the farmers are encouraged to feed their cows local grass.

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Hawaii dairy farmers fight radiation by feeding boron to cows, goats

Big Island Dairy Farmers fight radiation with Boron, Milk and Honey Farm, May 10, 2011:

An open letter from dairy farmers on the Big Island of Hawaii shares some solutions for working with radiation problems in milk.

Dear Milk Share Members,

Our goal to offer high quality safe food to our community has recently . . . → Read More: Hawaii dairy farmers fight radiation by feeding boron to cows, goats

Highest Cesium-137 level in nearly a month for N. California raw milk

Raw Milk: Dairy in Sonoma County, UC Berkeley, May 24, 2011:

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5/18 0.16 Bq/L 5/4 0.10 Bq/L 4/27 0.07 Bq/L 4/20 0.27 Bq/L

Highest Yet: State of California finds Iodine-131 in milk sample for first time since March

California Department of Public Health Radiation Monitoring Report May 16, 2011:

[San Luis Obispo area] CalPoly Dairy Farm 5/2/2011 detection of: Iodine-131 @ 4.14 pCi/liter Cesium-134 @ 4.55 pCi/literCesium-137 @ 5.11 pCi/liter

California Department of Public Health Radiation Monitoring Report April 1, 2011:

[San Luis Obispo area] CalPoly Dairy Farm 3/28/11 detection of:Iodine-131 @ . . . → Read More: Highest Yet: State of California finds Iodine-131 in milk sample for first time since March

Physician: US should continue monitoring milk, rain because of Fukushima — It “always” turns out that radiation is higher than first thought

Canada and U.S. cut back radiation reporting, CBC News, May 9, 2011 . . . → Read More: Physician: US should continue monitoring milk, rain because of Fukushima — It “always” turns out that radiation is higher than first thought

EPA will no longer conduct radiation monitoring related to Fukushima — Results have not been updated for almost a week

Daily Data Summary, EPA’s Japanese Nuclear Emergency: Radiation Monitoring, May 03, 2011 at 3:24 pm EDT:

Due to the consistent decrease in radiation levels across the country associated with the Japanese nuclear incident, EPA will update the daily data summary page only when new data are posted. Historical daily data summaries will continue to . . . → Read More: EPA will no longer conduct radiation monitoring related to Fukushima — Results have not been updated for almost a week

Cesium detected in breast milk

Minute levels of radiation detected in breast milk, NHK, May 1, 2011:

Japan’s Health Ministry says it has detected a minute amount of radioactive materials in breast milk in 7 mothers in central and northeastern Japan. The ministry says the amount does not pose a danger to their babies’ health.

The ministry on Saturday . . . → Read More: Cesium detected in breast milk

Radioactive Strontium Found in Hawaii Milk

Radioactive Strontium Found in Hilo, Hawaii Milk, Forbes blog, April 27, 2011:

A radioactive isotope of strontium has been detected in American milk for the first time since Japan’s nuclear disaster—in a sample from Hilo, Hawaii—the Environmental Protection Agency revealed yesterday. [...]

EPA found 1.4 picoCuries per liter of strontium-89 in a milk sample . . . → Read More: Radioactive Strontium Found in Hawaii Milk

Disinformation by nuclear proponents tries to confuse public about effects of external and internal radiation

Nuclear apologists play shoot the messenger on radiation, Helen Caldicott for The Age (Australia), April 26, 2011:

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[...] Their [proponents of nuclear power] first piece of disinformation is to confuse the effects of external and internal radiation. The former is what populations were exposed to when atomic bombs were detonated over Hiroshima . . . → Read More: Disinformation by nuclear proponents tries to confuse public about effects of external and internal radiation

State of Arizona found I-131 in Phoenix milk at levels 500% higher than EPA’s top reading for anywhere in continental US

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MILK SAMPLES FROM THE PHOENIX AREA, State of Arizona, April 6, 2011:

“Due to the amounts of radioactive material falling below detection levels, monitoring data will not be collected several times a week as before. Data postings will appear less frequently unless conditions warrant more frequent measurements.” – AZ.gov

h/t Alexander . . . → Read More: State of Arizona found I-131 in Phoenix milk at levels 500% higher than EPA’s top reading for anywhere in continental US

Almost half of Japanese women tested show radioactive iodine-131 in breast milk — Highest contamination found 150 miles from Fukushima

“We want the government to conduct an extensive investigation swiftly” . . . → Read More: Almost half of Japanese women tested show radioactive iodine-131 in breast milk — Highest contamination found 150 miles from Fukushima

San Francisco Bay Area milk shows highest Iodine-131 found in U.S. since the Fukushima crisis began

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UCB Milk Sampling Results, University of California, Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering:

UCB Statement: “4/19/2011 7:45pm… we added two raw milk samples from local Bay Area dairy farmers.”

2.9 Bq/l = 78.378 pCi/l (conversion calculator)

1 Bq = 27.03 pCi . . . → Read More: San Francisco Bay Area milk shows highest Iodine-131 found in U.S. since the Fukushima crisis began

Highest Yet: UCB finds 13+ pCi/l of Cesium-137 in store-bought milk from San Francisco Bay Area

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UCB Milk Sampling Results, University of California, Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering:

Here’s how UCB describes the latest milk findings: “The store-bought milk levels of I-131, Cs-134, and Cs-137 are showing definite signs of leveling off.”

1 Bq = 27.03 pCi . . . → Read More: Highest Yet: UCB finds 13+ pCi/l of Cesium-137 in store-bought milk from San Francisco Bay Area

Radioactive iodine found in breast milk near Tokyo — Mother of 8-month old baby has 980 pCi/kg

Kyodo, April 20, 2011 . . . → Read More: Radioactive iodine found in breast milk near Tokyo — Mother of 8-month old baby has 980 pCi/kg

Radioactive cesium levels continue to rise in milk from San Francisco Bay Area

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UCB Milk Sampling Results, University of California, Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering: . . . → Read More: Radioactive cesium levels continue to rise in milk from San Francisco Bay Area

Top Hawaii health official calls out Forbes’ journalist for reporting Hilo milk exceeds EPA radiation level… then admits he is “technically correct”

Honolulu Star Advertiser, April 12, 2011 . . . → Read More: Top Hawaii health official calls out Forbes’ journalist for reporting Hilo milk exceeds EPA radiation level… then admits he is “technically correct”

Amount of radiation in 3 gallons of milk from Hilo, Hawaii surpasses annual maximum contaminant level set by EPA

Comments from EPA: New Radiation Highs in Little Rock Milk, Philadelphia Drinking Water, Forbes blog of Jeff McMahon, April 11, 2011:

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… EPA lumps these gamma and beta emitters together under one collective MCL, so if you’re seeing cesium-137 in your milk or water, the MCL [Maximum Contaminant Level] is 3.0 . . . → Read More: Amount of radiation in 3 gallons of milk from Hilo, Hawaii surpasses annual maximum contaminant level set by EPA

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