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EPA Detects Radiation In Washington State Milk — FIVE DAYS AGO

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March 30, 2011: Alex Thomas / The Intel Hub - March 30, 2011

Five friggin’ days ago? - SJH

Today the Environmental Protection Agency reported that radiation has been found in milk from Spokane, Washington.

The EPA released data taken on March 25th that indicates low levels of radiation have been detected.

Not only is this startling, it also shows that it either takes the EPA five days to test milk or there is a five day waiting period before information is released to the public.

The EPA’s Radnet system conducts radiological monitoring of milk and then hands jurisdiction over safety, labeling, and identify of milk and milk products to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

“Results from a screening sample taken March 25 from Spokane, Wash. detected 0.8 pCi/L of iodine-131, which is more than 5,000 times lower than the Derived Intervention Level set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.”

“These types of findings are to be expected in the coming days and are far below levels of public health concern, including for infants and children. Iodine-131 has a very short half-life of approximately eight days, and the level detected in milk and milk products is therefore expected to drop relatively quickly,” according to an EPA statement released today.

The statement then went on to say that we are exposed to radiation everyday and that these levels are too low to cause any health effects. “Iodine-131 has a half-life of eight days, and the level found in milk and dairy products is expected to drop relatively quickly,” the agencies said.

The fact that multiple experts, including Dr. Chris Busby have debunked the myth that low levels of radiation are harmless seems to remain unimportant to the same agency who told us the air was safe to breath after 9/11.

At the same time that radiation is being detected in the United States, certain officials within the EPA are actively campaigning to make significant changes to the Protective Active Guidelines or PAGs. PAGs are used by the EPA to enforce the law following any incident involving the release of radioactive material.

Michael Kane, reporting for Collapse.net wrote about the huge increase that the EPA is attempting to make to these guidelines:

“In 1992, the EPA produced a PAGs manual that answers many of these questions. But now an update to the 1992 manual is being planned, and if the “Dr. Strangelove” wing of the EPA has its way, here is what it means (brace yourself for these ludicrous increases):

  • A nearly 1000-fold increase for exposure to strontium-90;
  • A 3000 to 100,000-fold hike for exposure to iodine-131; and
  • An almost 25,000 rise for exposure to radioactive nickel-63.i

This increase is absolutely ridiculous considering many people believe the levels that are considered acceptable now are actually harmful over a long period of time.

Whether or not radiation from the Fukushima nuclear power plant will cause harm in the United States over a long period of time is unknown due to the fact that most experts are pushing the official line and data is being kept secret.

With that being said, it is highly unlikely that milk tainted with Iodine-131 will cause radiation sickness, (the shelf life is very short) the real worry is whether or not other radioactive particles with longer shelf lives will end up in the food and water supply.

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The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: We are all on our own, folks… This government will not help us! - SJH

Link to original article below…

http://theintelhub.com/2011/03/30/epa-detects-radiation-in-washington-state-milk/

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  1. This is unacceptable. Now it’s in the milk, five days from now they will be telling us it’s in the water. Contradiction after contradiction. How long have nuke plants been around? And they can’t give you a straight answer? The have meters that don’t work properly? This is Wrong!! The left hand doesn’t know that the right hand is doing. I’ve noticed this five day pattern. I hope people are paying attention and preparing.Just in case. You can’t trust any of this. I knew that there where red flags two weeks ago. Now, it is evident, perfectly evident. They don’t know what they are doing and they where not prepared. They don’t notify us properly. They don’t know what the heck they are implementing even within eachother. It’s a breach not just with the reactors, it’s a breach in the professionalism and integrity of the very organizations that monitor this all away around. Americans? Be smart!

    deltafox

    March 31, 2011 at 9:02 am


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