Radioactive Particles from Fukushima Detected in Hilo Milk

A newly released laboratory analysis of milk samples taken in Hilo, Hawaii, shows traces of radioactive fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Samples of milk from across the United States are regularly collected and tested by the EPA’s RadNet, a national network of monitoring stations that check air, water, and milk samples for radioactivity.

Cesium 134 (24 picoCuries per liter) and 137 (19 picoCuries per liter), and Iodine 131 (18 picoCuries per liter) were detected and identified in local milk samples taken on April 4, 2011. All are radioactive products that have been emitted by the ongoing Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan.

Jeff Lau, a scientist with the Hawaii Department of Health, told Hawai`i News Daily that the amounts of radioactivity found in Hilo milk was far below the level that would necessitate a public response. “Cesiums are marked at a minimum action level of 10,000,” said Lau. “Iodine 131 has an action level of 200. Someone would have to drink 2 liters of milk per day for two years just to reach the response level.”

The good news is that Iodine 131 has a half life of 8 days. According to Lau, the jet stream from Japan takes 5 days to reach the West Coast, and another 8 days or so to reach Hawaii. The amount of radioactive iodine in the environment is reduced by time.

If radioactivity from Fukushima has been found in Hilo milk, it is reasonable to assume that catchment water — used extensively in East Hawaii — might also be contaminated.

The government does not regulate catchments, and so far there have been no reports of radiation found in Hawaii’s rainwater.

According to HPP resident and HawaiiNewsDaily.com contributor Dr. Tom Burnett, water catchments can be adapted to help eliminate  radioactive particulate simply by changing to a 10, 5, or 1 micron filter.

http://opendata.socrata.com/Government/Milk-RadNet-Laboratory-Analysis/pkfj-5jsd

 


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  • char

    Kane Hau,
    I would really like to get your geiger counting readings that you’re doing in Hilo. If you have the time, please email me the info. That Cs-137 lasts for 30 yrs. I am taking chlorella & other herbs now to help protect myself. Looks like Fukushima will be a 5 yr clean up-
    Thank you,
    Charlotterules@aol.com

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  • http://www.ecoac.de Bernd Mueller

    Dear Sirs,

    it is absolutely not understandable, why the japanese authorities as well the international press ignore our help since more than 6 weeks but present one horrible story after the other.

    Since radioactive particles from Fukushima are spread even to the US and Canada Westcoast, the catastrophy is no longer local.

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    The separation rates of the filter elements for particles < 0,5 micro-meters are 99,99 %, so it can be granted, that all particles exhausted, will be stored inside the filter.

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    Yours sincerely

    Dipl. Ing. Bernd Müller, http://www.ecovac.de /aktuelles

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  • http://www.hawaiiforvisitors.com/about/dairy-farming.htm MeToo

    Cow Dairies in Hawaii

    Cloverleaf Dairy
    This cow dairy in Upolo on the Big Island of Hawaii has about 650 dairy cows that are milked twice a day. The Cloverleaf Dairy has been owned and operated by the Boteilho family since (I believe) the late 1950′s.

    Island Dairy
    This dairy farm in Ookala on Big Island has about 500 cows. Island Dairy started growing its own feed in 2008 to fight the rising cost of feed imported from the mainland. At one time the dairy was spending about $1.6 million a year importing feed for its cows. Island Dairy is planning to grow about 200 acres of corn and it may plant another 35 acres of sorghum, alfalfa, and peanuts. The company is hoping to eventually have about 1200 dairy cows.
    2008 Island Dairy Article in West Hawaii Today

    Meadow Gold Dairy of Hawaii
    Processor and distributor of fresh and cultured dairy products, a line of juice drinks, and frozen dessert products. Located at 925 Cedar Street in Honolulu. Note that Meadow Gold is not actually a dairy, they are a processor and distributor of dairy and other products.

    Goat Dairies in Hawaii

    Hawaii Island Goat Dairy
    This 10 acre goat cheese dairy on the Big Island of Hawaii is located in Ahualoa and it is owned and operated by Dick and Heather Threlfall. The dairy produces two types of goat cheese that are sold under the name “Big Island Goat Cheese”. They produce a soft cheese in several flavors including garlic, macadamia nut, basil, pesto, rocoto pepper, and chipotle. They also produce a traditional feta cheese that is vacuum-packed in brine.

    Surfing Goat Dairy
    This 42 acre goat cheese dairy farm in Kula on the island of Maui is owned by Thomas and Eva Kafsack, both originally from Germany. They produce a soft goat cheese flavored with items such as salmon, green peppercorns, herbs, curry, mango, horseradish, sun dried tomatoes, hot peppers, lavender, garlic, chives, and more. Winner of several “Best Goat Cheese Spread” awards. They also offer tours to the general public for a fee, including impromptu, casual tours, late afternoon “Chores and Milking” tours, and two hour “Grand Tours” which include feeding and milking a goat, watching cheese being made, and sampling cheeses produced by the dairy.

    Monitoring radiation in Kona Hawaii
    http://hiloliving.blogspot.com/2011/03/monitoring-radiation-in-kona-hawaii.html

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  • Alohadelphia

    Just throwing it out there, but what do you guys (actually, just anyone whose qualified to answer this) believe the worst case scenario for Hawaii is?

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  • KaneHau

    “According to HPP resident and HawaiiNewsDaily.com contributor Dr. Tom Burnett, water catchments can be adapted to eliminate radioactive particulate simply by changing to a 10, 5, or 1 micron filter”

    Excuse me? This is absolutely untrue! The size of a cesium atom is roughly 260 pm (pico meters). A picometer is 10 to the minus 12th of a meter.

    260 picometers is .00026 of a micron. HELLO THERE DR TOM BURNETT – a cesium atom is .00026 of a micron in size.

    Your catchment water filter will NOT filter out radioactivity (it will, on the other hand, become radioactive as the atoms stream through because it will catch some of it).

    Now, on the other hand, as a fellow HPP resident I *do* own a geiger counter and can state that as of today (April 12, 2011) I have not seen anything over normal background radiation in HPP (I am normally getting between 10 and 15 decays per minute).

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    • Staff Reporter

      Dr. Burnett stated that the 1 micron filter will filter out “radioactive particulate”. He did not say it would filter out cesium atoms.

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      • KaneHau

        He is still incorrect. Plenty of radioactive ‘particulate’ will go right on through. For example, the water itself will go right on through (as a water molecule is around .00028 micron) – if the water is contaminated the filter will not help.

        Furthermore, if the water filter DID indeed trap the particulate than the water filter itself will become radioactive and contribute an increased level to the water flowing out of the filter.

        Face it, he made an irresponsible statement and it should at the VERY LEAST be corrected.

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      • KaneHau

        Here is why his comment is irresponsible. The casual reader will be led to assume that the water filter will protect them from radioactivity. That is misleading at the best, and a outright lie at the worst.

        Furthermore, if we assume that he is correct (which he is not) – he at LEAST should have warned to dispose of the “now radioactive” filter using lead gloves.

        In other words, he assures the reader that all they need to do is filter the water – but what, the radioactivity that it filters just goes away? No, the filter becomes highly radioactive.

        Lastly, you stated that he said “particulate” not “cesium atoms” – so then the cesium and iodine radioactivity is NOT filtered out by the filter – by your admission (or extrapolation of his comment) – thus, radioactivity is not filtered out – period (the filter can not protect you from radioactivity).

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        • http://drtom.posterous.com Dr. Tom

          Aloha KaneHau,

          OK, let’s debate it. First, we need to talk apples and apples, if you will forgive that phrase – let us at least talk about the same thing.

          The faster a radioisotope decays, the more radioactive it will be. The energy and the type of the ionizing radiation emitted by a pure radioactive substance are important factors in deciding how dangerous it is. The chemical properties of the radioactive element will determine how mobile the substance is and how likely it is to spread into the environment and contaminate humans. This is further complicated by the fact that many radioisotopes do not decay immediately to a stable state but rather to a radioactive decay product leading to decay chains.The particularly dangerous fission products to humans have to be inhaled or ingested. Holding them in your hand won’t do it. Those are also the most short-lived products.

          Iodine 131 is harmful because it accumulates in the thyroid – but it has a half-life of only about 8 days Cesium 137 has a much longer half-life, but it is water soluable. It does not bind in the thyroid and passes of of the body quickly.

          But rather than talk about the size of isotopes, let’s talk about what we actually need to know. Some of it is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_fallout

          Basically, in order for a dangerous radionuclide to get to us, it has to be in the form of ‘fallout’. Which means it has been taken up by a dust particle – because

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          • KaneHau

            First, I agree with you that the risk of radioactivity from the Japan incident, here in Hawaii (at least at this point in time) is minimal. As I stated in my original post – I *AM* monitoring daily Beta and Gamma levels in HPP (just today I counted 12 decays per minute – which is background). Are you?

            My only point was that your made a generalization which was incorrect (or at the very least, misleading to the casual reader).

            Cs-137 btw *IS* carried by the blood (not just lodged into lungs, etc), and thus can be harmful in ways OTHER than inhaling contaminated dust (such as drinking contaminated water or milk, etc).

            As per dust particulate – again, so what if the filter catches the dust – the dust is radioactive and that radioactivity can be passed on (it will CERTAINLY be passed onto the filter – which you seem to think is just great. How were you intending to dispose of those radioactive filters, our landfill?)

            I’m sure the milk companies are filtering their milk (though at what level, who knows). The point is, the radioactivity *IS* showing up in the milk – regardless of processing.

            If the milk companies MERELY had to pass the milk through a 1 micron filter to remove the radioactivity – then they would. The point is – IT DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY.

            In fact, if what you assert is even remotely true, than we could treat contaminated water simply by passing it through a paper filter – who would have thought that radiation protection was so simple? Gone are the days of those bulky lead lined suits!

            Just curious – what is your doctorate degree in?

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          • KaneHau

            BTW, nice job of simply cutting and pasting a Wiki article that you did not cite – as if this was information you personally knew.

            For those interested, here is the article he cut and pasted from without citing the reference (the article he DOES cite is not the same).

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioactive_waste

            Trying to pass yourself off as knowledgeable?

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          • KaneHau

            Tom… you state: “Iodine 131 is harmful because it accumulates in the thyroid ““ but it has a half-life of only about 8 days Cesium 137 has a much longer half-life, but it is water soluable. It does not bind in the thyroid and passes of of the body quickly.”

            I think this is slightly incorrect (based on my googling). Iodine 131 is indeed harmful to the thyroid. However, Cesium 137 is much more deadly and does NOT pass out of the body quickly.

            In particular, this quote (reference here http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/science/13radiation.html):

            “Cesium-137 mixes easily with water and is chemically similar to potassium. It thus mimics how potassium gets metabolized in the body and can enter through many foods, including milk. After entering, cesium gets widely distributed, its concentrations said to be higher in muscle tissues and lower in bones.

            The radiation from cesium-137 can throw cellular machinery out of order, including the chromosomes, leading to an increased risk of cancer.”

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        • http://drtom.posterous.com Dr. Tom

          Aloha KaneHau,

          OK, let’s debate it and we can decide how irresponsible my comment is – because I stand by it. First, we need to talk apples and apples.

          The faster a radioisotope decays, the more radioactive it will be. The energy and the type of the ionizing radiation emitted by a pure radioactive substance are important factors in deciding how dangerous it is. The chemical properties of the radioactive element will determine how mobile the substance is and how likely it is to spread into the environment and contaminate humans. This is further complicated by the fact that many radioisotopes do not decay immediately to a stable state but rather to a radioactive decay product leading to decay chains.The particularly dangerous fission products to humans have to be inhaled or ingested. Holding them in your hand won’t do it. Those are also the most short-lived products.

          Iodine 131 is harmful because it accumulates in the thyroid – but it has a half-life of only about 8 days Cesium 137 has a much longer half-life, but it is water soluable. It does not bind in the thyroid and passes of of the body quickly.

          But rather than talk about the size of isotopes, let’s talk about what we actually need to know. Some of it is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_fallout

          Basically, in order for a dangerous radionuclide to get to us, it has to be in the form of ‘fallout’. Which means it has been taken up by a dust particle – because rain only falls when a water molecule attaches to a dust particle – and fallout only follows the air stream if it is attached to a large enough particle.

          Your comment about the size of radionuclides is correct until you try to get them here without a chunk of dust as a carrier. If they are too small for the wind to carry, they just float to the ground. That’s why the area around Fukishima will stay dangerous for decades, but the 2,000 atomic tests carried out since 1945 didn’t irradiate the whole world. And that’s why we worry about the fish and sea plants near Fukushima. They will uptake and accumulate radionuclides into the food chain through smaller prey items – which go all the way to dust- sized creatures.

          So we have some radionuclides gummed up in dust and the wind carries them to Hawaii. The danger zones for inhalation are five and eight days from an ACTIVE fission reaction. If we don’t get them within that time, they go ‘dead’. If they are sitting in our catchments after that time, they are not dangerous. The next cut-off is 30 days, but that is for a water-soluble particle. In Hawaii, it will dissolve in rain. Even if it gets into your catchment, it will not accumulate in your thyroid – and within 30 days, it’s gone, too.

          The PRACTICAL issues are these:

          (1) Products of ACTIVE FISSION have to be created.

          (2) They must then become airborne, attached to something BOTH light AND heavy enough to let them remain airborne.

          (3) Then the wind must to blow them over us within 5 and 8 days. One hour longer, and they are no longer dangerous.

          (4) THEN, we must ingest them WITHIN THIS SAME TIME FRAME. One hour longer and it doesn’t matter.

          (5) We must get a larger dose than is typically used in medicine. ALL of these products generally have both medical and other commercial uses.

          (6) These (generally iodine-related) isotopes have to get through whatever is swimming in my catchment tank and growing on my water filter without binding. That usually means that I must inhale them DIRECTLY from the air. That is why people working in decay zones can get by with a Tyvek suit and a P-95 particle mask.

          The TWO recommendations I have made for people who were in fallout zones are Tyvek suits and P-95 grade masks.

          You have a Geiger counter. You are in HPP.

          YOU can see instantly if I know what I’m talking about AND YOU CAN PROVE IT RIGHT NOW by simply going outside and taking a reading at your filter.

          Do it, player. I love nothing more than being told I’m wrong by someone who says they have the equipment to prove it. Go take a reading at your irradiated water filter. Go find ANY abnormal reading. They have to be there, right? Radiation that went through your filter had to make your filter highly radioactive, right? That’s what you said.

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          • KaneHau

            Tom, you stated: “Do it, player. I love nothing more than being told I’m wrong by someone who says they have the equipment to prove it. Go take a reading at your irradiated water filter. Go find ANY abnormal reading. They have to be there, right? Radiation that went through your filter had to make your filter highly radioactive, right? That’s what you said.

            No, actually, that is what you said. I stand by my ORIGINAL statement that we are observing (in HPP) NO increase in current background radiation – THUS, I would NOT expect there to be any in my water (and indeed, there is no increase in my water).

            What I DID say is that a water filter will NOT protect you from radiation in your water supply IF THERE IS RADIATION THERE.

            Here Tom… Go to unitednuclear.com and pick up some radioactive isotopes (completely legal). Grind them up and disperse it into dust – and then pass that through a 1 micron water filter. Would you drink that glass of water?

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    • KaneHau

      (BTW Staff Reporter… plenty of ‘particulates’ are smaller than 1 micron. Bacteria and viruses, for example. You need to filter at .001 micron to have any effect on those ‘particulates’. But even then, you are still allowing the radioactivity to go through.)

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      • http://drtom.posterous.com Dr. Tom

        You can’t filter everything but you can drink bottled water for two days until the Iodine decays. What do you think is more deleterious your your health ongoing? Radiation or VOG?

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        • KaneHau

          Iodine is not the main problem here, cesium is (see my post earlier where I specifically address cesium, as you were incorrect in your stipulation that cesium passes through the body quickly – I think some of our posts are getting mixed up in display order).

          And just because a water is bottled doesn’t mean it can’t be contaminated (the MILK is bottled, yes?)

          VOG is a major problem because we have so much of it so much of the time. But that is irrelevant to the discussion at hand.

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        • KaneHau

          Um, unsure if my last reply made it or not. Basically, I was reiterating one of my earlier points that Iodine is not the problem, cesium is the problem:

          (reference here http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/science/13radiation.html):

          “Cesium-137 mixes easily with water and is chemically similar to potassium. It thus mimics how potassium gets metabolized in the body and can enter through many foods, including milk. After entering, cesium gets widely distributed, its concentrations said to be higher in muscle tissues and lower in bones.

          The radiation from cesium-137 can throw cellular machinery out of order, including the chromosomes, leading to an increased risk of cancer.”

          As per the VOG statement – VOG is bad because we are constantly exposed. But that has nothing to do with the conversation at hand.

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        • KaneHau

          In fact, Tom, if what you claim is correct (that a water filter can remove radioactivity from the water source) – then if I ran my water filter for 90 days (which I actually typically do) – then EVEN with the background radiation count of 10 to 15 decays per minute, after 90 days, my water filter should have accumulated radiation above the background (as there are certainly SOME fallout-related airborne particles over that period of time).

          This does not happen – and in fact, the water out of the filter has an identical count as the water before the filter and the filter itself shows absolutely no increase in radiation.

          Why? BECAUSE YOU CAN’T FILTER RADIATION WITH PAPER – I don’t care how fine the micron size is.

          (Well, actually, you CAN filter radiation with paper – Alpha won’t pass through, and a thick enough layer of paper (yards thick) would protect you from Beta and Gamma).

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          • KaneHau

            (Well, that was a bit inaccurate of me – in fact, if you were to have highly radioactive particulates and filtered it out – the filter would indeed be radioactive – simply because of the particles that it did filter out – however, the point I was trying to make is a 1 micron filter isn’t going to do squat when it comes to ALL the radiation – the amount it removes would be nowhere near the amount it passes through)

            *sigh* – The main point is it is misleading to make people think that a water filter will protect them. It won’t.

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        • http://drtom.posterous.com Dr. Tom

          @Kanehou: I ‘favorited’ your post because you are making sense- sort of. Most people cannot. Since you are, I invite you to a private email discussion. Especially since you are in HPP with a Geiger counter. No matter what we DISAGREE about, we shall find much more to AGREE about.

          I wouldn’t have much of a problem ingesting any amount of Polonium 210 I could reasonably afford. but all I need to do is open a recycling facility for smoke detectors and pull the Americium 241 out of it.

          In fact, you could grind up all the sources for sale at United Nuclear and eat them all day long. I have some radioactive sources here, if you want to check you meter. Bowls, a marble, calibrated sources, and mytrusty smoke detector. I think I still have a radium-dial clock around somewhere.

          Unless you ingest or inhale a small enough particle to directly bind in your thyroid it’s not a problem. But THAT, the SIZE of the particles, is where we disagree. And we may have a semantics issue about ‘radioactive’ and ‘irradiated’. Particles created by direct fission are radioactive. The particles themselves are then capable of ‘irradiating’ at their bandwidth (A/B/G), but are not capable of making other things radioactive. Water going through a paper filter could irradiate the filter but not make it radioactive.

          I only read high background on one day, and it was around April 6. It wasn’t enough to start yelling about and I can’t identify specific isotopes anyway – But I can read all three bands and I believe I have better equipment than the Fire Department, since I built it.

          Speaking of which, I just read a burst and I would like to know if you are reading high background right now. Can you work with me on this?

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          • KaneHau

            Aloha Tom:

            Private email discussions would be fine. I tried to find your EMail address but was unable – can you point me in the right direction.

            At this precise moment, I’m at work downtown Hilo – so I can’t give you an accurate HPP measurement till I get home (about an hour and a half or so).

            In a bit I’m heading to KTA to get groceries (and sweep the food isles with my Geiger Counter, just for the heck of it). The banana section is always good for laughs.

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          • http://drtom.posterous.com Dr. Tom

            @Kanehou: Let’s not do ‘he said – she said’. I can suggest simple remedial measures that most people can use. The filter will not filter out every isotope but it will take out SOME – it all depends on how it is bound. People feel better when they do not feel helpless. You are suggesting they are helpless. Stop it.

            A P-95 mask will not prevent ALL inhalation but it will prevent MOST of it.

            I am not trying to teach a science class here. I am telling NORMAL people what they can do to to minimize the threat level. OK? I am not going to discuss the size of a radionuclide because that number has no meaning to the people who read this. I am not going to tell everyone they are 100% safe, but neither am I going to tell anyone that they are screwed no matter what they do.

            ANY barrier you can put between yourself and a radioisotope is better than none. So what should I do? Agree with you that isotopes are too small to protect yourself from and that everyone should commit suicide instead of doing what they can to minimize the chance of getting a lethal dose of fallout by taking the small, affordable precautions they can?

            Shall I suggest that everyone dig a fallout shelter and live in it?

            This is real life, pal. There is a problem and we cannot solve it. Our government cannot solve it. The government of Japan cannot solve it. I don’t intend to whitewash it, but neither do I intend to remove all the hope of individuals that they can do something to help themselves.

            Maybe they can’t. But maybe they can and they ought to try. If a paper suit and a surgical mask are good, then a paper water filter is just as good. Period. I don’t care that a few radioactive ions break free of their particle hosts carriers and get swallowed. If they are too small to bind to a carrier, they are likely too small to flow in water and will just bounce around. At least that’s what fluid dynamics says.

            And the FEW which get through are not going to be a toxic dose.

            The point: No one can be protected from everything- but people must take responsibility for for at least TRYING to protect themselves and not depend on the government.

            Let me repeat this to you. A paper filter is as effective as a paper mask. One micron filters are more effective than 20 micron filters.

            Water which passes over radionuclides is irradiated. It is not made radioactive.

            Don’t tell people they are helpless to protect themselves just because you want to score a point on me.

            Four times should be enough. You should have got the point by now.

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  • ozdawn

    Next they will announce new Recommended Daily Allowances for Radio-Nuclides:
    Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
    AM-241 1 millisievert 100%
    BA-136M 1 millisievert 100%
    CS-134 1 millisievert 100%
    CS-136 1 millisievert 100%
    CS 137 1 millisievert 100%
    CO-60 1 millisievert 100%
    EU-152 1 millisievert 100%
    EU-154 1 millisievert 100%
    H-3 1 millisievert 100%
    I-129 1 millisievert 100%
    I-131 1 millisievert 100%
    I-132 1 millisievert 100%
    I-133 1 millisievert 100%
    PU-238 1 millisievert 100%
    PU-239 1 millisievert 100%
    PU-240 1 millisievert 100%
    PU-241 1 millisievert 100%
    SR-90 1 millisievert 100%
    TC-99 1 millisievert 100%
    TE-132 1 millisievert 100%

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  • Anatoli Ostapenko

    Japanese just upgraded the accident level from 5 to 7.
    Surely, they didn’t do it for nothing. Circumstances are forcing them to admit this. So, the Americans in Seattle and the Canadians in Vancouver are about to discover that the rains that they are getting and the fish that they are catching are a lot more radioactive than they are told.

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    • http://drtom.posterous.com Dr. Tom

      Is that the incident I called a level seven two weeks ago? I believe it is.

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  • teenspirit

    Somebodys not telling the truth. Hawaiins need to know the truth. Stop the propaganda campaign. This is a crisis. http://theintelhub.com/2011/04/11/japan-nuclear-radiation-in-hawaii-milk-2033-above-federal-drinking-water-limits/

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