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Radioactive Isotope Confirmed In California And Washington State

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March 19, 2011: Tennille Tracy / The Wall Street Journal – March 18, 2011

This is the same EPA that declared the air at Ground Zero was safe to breathe in the wake of 9/11 that has now sickened and killed thousands of Americans! – SJH

WASHINGTON–U.S. officials detected the presence of a radioactive isotope in California on Friday that appeared to come from the Fukushima nuclear-power plant in Japan, but the levels they detected were minuscule–far less than a person would normally receive from the sun, rocks or other natural sources.

U.S. officials say the levels are consistent with their expectations and pose no risk to human health.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Energy Department said in a statement a radiation monitor in Sacramento, Calif., detected minuscule quantities of the radioactive isotope xenon-133.  The readings validated similar ones from March 16 and 17 taken from monitors in Washington state, they said.

The agencies said the radioactive isotope appears to have come from the Japanese power plant damaged in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami there. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said earlier in the week he believed a “partial meltdown” had occurred at the plant.

The levels detected in California were about 0.1 disintegrations per second per cubic meter of air, a dose rate equal to one-millionth of what a person normally receives from rocks, bricks, the sun and other natural background sources, the statement said. On Tuesday, EPA announced it had deployed additional radiation monitors to Hawaii, Alaska, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

RELATED: US Declines To Give Details On Radiation – The Wall Street Journal (March 19, 2011)

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704608504576208840531837916-search.html

Radiation Mega-Storm Forms In The Pacific – March 17, 2011

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Meanwhile, radiation monitors are mysteriously offline (links below) as a massive 2000 mile across mega-storm churns out in the Pacific as it barrels toward North America– SJH 

US West Coast Radiation Monitors Go Offline

http://theintelhub.com/2011/03/19/us-west-coast-radiation-monitor-goes-offline-907-pm-pst/

Look At How Many RadNet Radiation Monitors Are Offline

https://cdxnode64.epa.gov/radnet-public/showMap.do

Link to original article below…

http://blogs.wsj.com/dispatch/2011/03/18/radioactive-isotope-detected-in-california/?mod=google_news_blog

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