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Radiation Found In CA Drinking Water: 18,000% Above Limit


My plan: Don't buy bottled water produced in Northern Cali 'cause that's where the worst radiation is showing up.



Entry #296


Rick GComment by Rick G - April 4, 2011, 2:30 pm
Yikes is right.

Don't know if this has been brought up before, but still worth repeating:

How to decontaminate radioactive water...http://www.oism.org/nwss/s73p919.htm
TigerAngelComment by TigerAngel - April 4, 2011, 2:44 pm
Thanx Rick, I'll check it out.
sully16Comment by sully16 - April 4, 2011, 2:48 pm
Will the currents carry it into the Gulf of Mexico ?
time*treatComment by time*treat - April 4, 2011, 7:20 pm
Areas not directly contaminated by the ocean currents can still be contaminated by precipitation. If/When the rain turns yellow and the TV talking-heads tell you that it's "just pollen" ...
eddessaknightComment by eddessaknight - April 4, 2011, 8:53 pm
Bad article. If you look at the chart, there was but one sample with this level (20 becquerel per liter) of I-131. The other samples were 2-5 be/l. This is roughly 27-30 times the federal drinking water standard.

Even the 20 be/l they doomsday picked and occured just one time, but they put in the headline = 543 picocurries/liter vs the 3 pico/l drinking level, is 181 times the allowable, though stating it as 18,100% sounds much more dramatic.

Finally, if you read the quotes by the Berkeley researchers for 3/31 -

3/31 (8:00pm): Our first preliminary tap water samples have been analyzed. The only isotope we have detected besides background is I-131, at low significance: 0.024 ± 0.014 Becquerels per liter. This level is much lower than our rain water measurements by a factor of approximately 300, and lower than our milk measurement by a factor of 30. We will be continuing measurements of tap water to confirm this result; the level is so low it is approaching the threshold of detection.

TigerAngelComment by TigerAngel - April 4, 2011, 9:29 pm
Don't forget to watch Jesse Ventura on Piers Morgan tonight. I'm watching it right now, they are talking about 9/11 and all the blood has drained out of Morgan's face.
eddessaknightComment by eddessaknight - April 4, 2011, 10:09 pm
Its more the cesium that's the problem. That stuff has a half life of 30 years compared to 7 days for Iodine 131.
Given this experience, I would not want to live in San Luis Obispo right near the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant.

TigerAngelComment by TigerAngel - April 5, 2011, 12:54 am
Thanx eddessaknight! When they were building that nuke plant some friends of mine went over there protesting and got arrested along with some movie stars!

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