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Radiation Levels in Pacific NW
LooneyBin
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07-08-2011 08:53 PM

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Radiation Levels in Pacific NW
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Radiation Levels in Northwest Rain Were Up to 131 Times Drinking Water
Standards Following Fukushima, Japan nuclear reactor explosions

For Info:







For release: July 7, 2011
Gerry Pollet, JD, Exec. Director
Heart of America Northwest “The public’s voice for Hanford Cleanup”
http://www.hoanw.org (206)382-1014 / (206)819-9015 cell

Radiation Levels in Rain in WA and OR were high enough to be of concern despite
news reports and officials stating that levels were “below any level of public
health concern.” Olympia rainwater had Iodine 131 at levels 41 times the federal
Drinking Water Standard, Portland over 28 times the standard.

Boise, ID levels reached 131 times the Drinking Water Standard – indicating
higher levels fell in Oregon and Washington.

Analysis by Heart of America Northwest:

Radiation levels in rainwater collected in Portland, OR on March 25, 2011 were 86.8 pCi/L for Iodine 131
(I131), amongst the highest recorded in the US after Fukushima. Rain in Olympia had even higher levels
of radioactive Iodine. The Portland result was not posted by EPA until April 4.

The maximum level of Iodine 131in rain in Olympia, WA was 125 pCi/L on March 24, which was not
posted by EPA until April 4.

Highest levels in rainwater in California were collected March 22, 2011 in Richmond, CA with levels of
138 pCi/L.

The Drinking Water Standard is just 3 pCi/L (picoCuries per Liter, which is a very small measurement).
Thus, people drinking undiluted rainwater n Portland would have consumed and been exposed to Iodine
131 at levels nearly 30 times the DWS, and 41 times the standard in Olympia. There are no results for
Seattle or Bellingham areas. The DWS is set at a level based on drinking 2L/day resulting in a 4 mrem per
year dose, which is a 1 in 10,000 lifetime risk of fatal cancer in adults, if consumed daily over 30 years.
Children are 3 to 10 times more susceptible to develop cancer from the same does, especially because
Iodine concentrates in young thyroids. Of course, Iodine 131 may cause non-cancerous health
conditions.

If the rain in Richmond, CA had high levels on March 22, one might expect that EPA would have been
testing the same day or as close as possible at Pacific Northwest locations that day. However, locations
only test once a week or once a month without apparent coordination related to the event, e.g., without
apparent increased testing based on weather patterns from Japan and daily events, such as explosions
at Fukushima.

The highest levels of Iodine 131 in rain were collected in Boise, Idaho on March 27 and March 22, 2011
with levels of 390 and 242, respectively.

A high level reported by EPA was 150 pCi/L collected in Jacksonville, FL on March 31. This shows how far
and wide the contamination can, and did, spread. It also reveals that claims and news reports were false
in presenting that the 8 day half-life of Iodine 131 (half of the radiation remains) meant that
contamination would not reach across the US. If levels of 150 were in rain in Jacksonville, the levels were
much higher days earlier on the West Coast.

If levels of 390 reached Boise, 130 times the Drinking Water Standard, the same clouds likely dropped
precipitation at levels 50% higher in Oregon and Washington before reaching Boise.

There were no samples collected and reported in Oregon and WA in the days immediately prior to the
Boise collection of a sample with 242 pCi/L on March 22nd. Portland had only two precipitation samples
reported during this entire period, the second on April 20, with all results “non-detects”. These results
were not posted by EPA until May 24.

While there are numerous results collected at Oak Ridge, home of USDOE’s Oak Ridge National Lab, it
appears that USDOE’s Hanford site and Pacific NW National Lab were not part of EPA’s collection
program – despite claims of extensive radiological monitoring at Hanford.

EPA refuses to make public who is collecting data samples for its RadNet program, preventing
independent review of accuracy and raising concern that the choices as to sampling may be biased, and
leaving numerous questions such as why some collection stations were only collecting monthly even at
the height of the crisis (e.g., Portland).

EPA’s announcement that it was returning to “routine” sampling implied that there was across the
board increased sampling from mid-March to May3, 2011. However, a review of the posted sampling
results show many locations, such as Portland, OR, did not increase precipitation sampling from once a
month during the crisis.

EPA’s May 3 Statement:
“After a thorough data review showing declining radiation levels related to the Japanese nuclear
incident, EPA has returned to the routine RadNet sampling and analysis process for
precipitation, drinking water and milk.
“As always, EPA's RadNet system of more than 100 stationary monitors will continue to provide
EPA scientists near-real-time data on the slightest fluctuations in background radiation levels….
“It is important to note that all of the radiation levels detected by RadNet monitors and
sampling have been very low, are well below any level of public health concern, and continue to
decrease over time. EPA continues to work with federal partners to monitor the situation in
Japan and stands prepared to accelerate radiation sampling and analysis if the need arises. Data
will continue to be available on EPA's public website.”

Heart of America Northwest’s review shows that EPA’s claim of “near real-time data” is belied by EPA
taking a week to post data. In the event of another explosion releasing radioactive particles and gases,
the serious week long gap in time between collection of results and posting could prevent a proper
public health advisory and response. By taking a week to post results, the public is deprived of the ability
to make its own choices in time to make a difference.


All data from EPA: http://www.epa.gov/japan2011/rert/radnet...-data.html
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Ahriman
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07-08-2011 08:57 PM

 



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devil RE: Radiation Levels in Pacific NW
Oh f*#k.



doomed
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Ahriman
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07-08-2011 08:58 PM

 



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wall RE: Radiation Levels in Pacific NW
Someone debunk this please.



S977
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LoP Guest
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07-08-2011 08:58 PM

 



Post: #4
RE: Radiation Levels in Pacific NW
yup. i got sick in may after spending a day working in the rain. was down for like two weeks.
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Ahriman
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07-08-2011 09:01 PM

 



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devil RE: Radiation Levels in Pacific NW
LoP Guest  Wrote: (07-08-2011 08:58 PM)
yup. i got sick in may after spending a day working in the rain. was down for like two weeks.

I've been sick twice since fukushima and thats not counting allergys.



S977
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07-08-2011 09:06 PM

 



Post: #6
RE: Radiation Levels in Pacific NW
Ahriman  Wrote: (07-08-2011 09:01 PM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (07-08-2011 08:58 PM)
yup. i got sick in may after spending a day working in the rain. was down for like two weeks.

I've been sick twice since fukushima and thats not counting allergys.



S977

What were your symtoms? Mine was a raging swollen/sore throat specific to one area, general malaise.
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Rager
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07-08-2011 09:06 PM

 



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RE: Radiation Levels in Pacific NW
i cant debunk this, but i can say after the horrible rainstorm we had after the first couple of explosions, i did not get sick (nor did anybody else i know) and i was out picking up our yard furniture that was strewn about by the wind. i was probably in one of the worst places to be (central valley) but we were ok. just my personal report
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LooneyBin
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07-08-2011 09:09 PM

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RE: Radiation Levels in Pacific NW
Rager  Wrote: (07-08-2011 09:06 PM)
i cant debunk this, but i can say after the horrible rainstorm we had after the first couple of explosions, i did not get sick (nor did anybody else i know) and i was out picking up our yard furniture that was strewn about by the wind. i was probably in one of the worst places to be (central valley) but we were ok. just my personal report

Well radiation doesn't carry around a loaded gun. We would all be dead if it did.
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Ahriman
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07-08-2011 09:11 PM

 



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RE: Radiation Levels in Pacific NW
LoP Guest  Wrote: (07-08-2011 09:06 PM)
Ahriman  Wrote: (07-08-2011 09:01 PM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (07-08-2011 08:58 PM)
yup. i got sick in may after spending a day working in the rain. was down for like two weeks.

I've been sick twice since fukushima and thats not counting allergys.



S977

What were your symtoms? Mine was a raging swollen/sore throat specific to one area, general malaise.

Rock hard lympnodes and yes, no energy sleepy tired.
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Internet Writer
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07-08-2011 09:19 PM

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RE: Radiation Levels in Pacific NW
for whom this may concern

carry tourmaline crystals

i asked my source of crystals an innocent question
thinking at the time it would generate a laugh

i asked
do you have any crystals that are good for repelling radiation?

without even batting an eye, she said

black tourmaline

i have three small ones so far

the left is divided by the right
in a democratic society
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LooneyBin
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07-08-2011 09:22 PM

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RE: Radiation Levels in Pacific NW
informalational  Wrote: (07-08-2011 09:19 PM)
for whom this may concern

carry tourmaline crystals

i asked my source of crystals an innocent question
thinking at the time it would generate a laugh

i asked
do you have any crystals that are good for repelling radiation?

without even batting an eye, she said

black tourmaline

i have three small ones so far

Hmmm...

I'm going to have to purchase a bigger bag since my current one is filled with holy water, stakes, garlic, and condoms.
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Ahriman
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07-08-2011 09:31 PM

 



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devil RE: Radiation Levels in Pacific NW
Where are the shills when you need them?



Scream1lolScream1
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CooterBrown
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07-08-2011 09:33 PM

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RE: Radiation Levels in Pacific NW
Fortunately, Fukushima radiation Doom is already on The List,
(kind of like when they nuked New Mexico and Nevada a few hundred
times, above ground, in the 50s. But like John Wayne, it'll take decades
for people to start dropping dead.) And it will never compare to the
35K Americans who die of the Flu each year. So sorry, no Doom for you.

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read...-movie-set

All of the following have been breathlessly predicted ad nauseam ... so
in two years, when you're here hanging out at LOP and chewing the fat
in the Summer of 2013, and none of the following has occurred, what is
your fallback plan for excuses? The Doom was Canceled? The Delayed is
Delayed? Better Deluded than Sorry?

-- Wormwood Asteroid/Comet Doom
-- (Norway) Spiral Black Holes Doom
-- Ribbon in Space Doom
-- Project Blue Beam
-- Food Doom
-- Global Volcano Swarm
-- Global EQ Swarm
-- Nuclear Detonation/Exchange
-- Zombie Apocalypse
-- U.S. Nuke Plant Doom
-- Obama Dictatorship
-- Alien Disclosure
-- 2012 Global Conscious Awakening
-- Nibiru
-- Nemesis
-- Elenin Event
-- Dead Oceans
-- Rapture
-- CME Grid Collapse
-- Economic Collapse
-- Depopulation Pandemic
-- Martial Law
-- Sharia Law
-- U.S. Caliphate Rule
-- Canceled 2012 Elections
-- FEMA Camps
-- Pole Shift
-- Mass Extinctions
-- WWIII
-- Hadron Collider Doom
-- New Madrid Super EQ
-- Yellowstone Super Volcano
-- Global GOM Doom
-- Global Fukushima Doom



Drink3

The End Ain't Nigh ... You Just Want It To Be
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Libertarian Hippy
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07-08-2011 09:38 PM

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RE: Radiation Levels in Pacific NW
I'll gladly bebunk it.

It really depends on WHERE the readings are taken.

During that same time readings were taken by independent businesses here in southern oregon and there was no radiation.

How can that be?

Wind and rain patterns

It does not necessarily follow that all weather to hit the pnw does the same things in all locations. It does not. Southern Oregon remains a safe zone as noted by many survivalists down through the years.

Popcorn
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LoP Guest
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07-08-2011 09:39 PM

 



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RE: Radiation Levels in Pacific NW
Libertarian Hippy  Wrote: (07-08-2011 09:38 PM)
I'll gladly bebunk it.

It really depends on WHERE the readings are taken.

During that same time readings were taken by independent businesses here in southern oregon and there was no radiation.

How can that be?

Wind and rain patterns

It does not necessarily follow that all weather to hit the pnw does the same things in all locations. It does not. Southern Oregon remains a safe zone as noted by many survivalists down through the years.

debunked? not by a long shot.
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