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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.

EPA Says Radiation Found in U.S. Milk

Japan Radiation Found in Milk Sample; U.S. Steps Up Monitoring

 Fukushima Radioactive Particles Concentrated Over Midwest On April 1-2

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/

A New Chernobyl: Fukushima Nuclear Plant Reaches Full Meltdown

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March 30, 2011: Kurt Nimmo / Infowars.com – March 30, 2011

Ahem, Chernobyl on steriods has become reality– SJH

Reactor number two at the Fukushima Daiichi plant has gone into full meltdown, although this is not being reported by the corporate media. The core has melted through the floor of the containment building and is now releasing large amounts of radiation.

Richard Lahey, who was head of safety research for boiling-water reactors at General Electric when the company installed the units at Fukushima, told the Guardian on Tuesday workers at the site appeared to have “lost the race” to save the reactor.

“The indications we have, from the reactor to radiation readings and the materials they are seeing, suggest that the core has melted through the bottom of the pressure vessel in unit two, and at least some of it is down on the floor of the drywell,” Lahey said. “I hope I am wrong, but that is certainly what the evidence is pointing towards.”

On March 12, the Japanese government assured its citizens there was no possiblity of a nuclear meltdown. Five days later, Japan’s nuclear agency raised tbe severity rating of the nuclear crisis from a Level 4 to Level 5 on a seven-level international scale.

On March 29, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said his government is in a state of “maximum alert” over high-level radiation leaked from the plant.

Also on Tuesday, it was reported that deadly plutonium had leaked from reactor number two. Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency insisted the leak was not harmful to human life.

Sakae Muto, Tokyo Electric vice-president, said the amount of plutonium-238, 239 and 240 released into the atmosphere was on par with past nuclear tests. “I apologize for making people worried,” he said.

Record-high readings of contaminated sea water were found near the plant, Bloomberg reports. Radioactive iodine in seawater rose to 3,355 times the regulated safety limit yesterday afternoon from 2,572 times earlier in the day, agency spokesman Hidehiko Nishiyama said. Nishiyama said the radiation is not a threat because there is no fishing in the area.

Experts say a reactor in meltdown will stop at or before the underlying soil of the containment structure, but will release massive amounts of radiation into the atmosphere and ground causing extensive damage to plant and animal life. This process is now underway at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

Meanwhile, there appears to be problems with a second nuclear plant. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said smoke was reported coming from the turbine building of reactor No. 1 at the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant earlier today. The Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant is about 6 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

“Fukushima Plutonium Leak Comparable To Chernobyl Disaster”

“Three Raging Nuclear Meltdowns In Progress”

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Reports now are that all Daiichi nuclear reactors will be scrapped – SJH

Japan To Scrap Stricken Nuclear Reactors

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12903725

Link to original article below…

http://www.prisonplanet.com/a-new-chernobyl-fukushima-nuke-plant-now-in-full-meltdown.html