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EPA: New Radiation Highs in Little Rock Milk, Philadelphia Drinking Water, California Kelp

Radiation, schmadiation.  Please keep buying milk and food found with radiation, schmadiation. According to some, it’s not all that harmful. Until enough of the right kind accumulates in your body and makes you sick …

By Jeff McMahon, Forbes – “Milk from Little Rock and drinking water from Philadelphia contained the highest levels of Iodine-131 from Japan yet detected by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to data released by EPA Saturday.

The Philadelphia sample is below the EPA’s maximum contaminant level (MCL) for iodine-131 in water, but the Little Rock sample is almost three times higher.

Nonetheless, the EPA does not consider the milk dangerous because the MCL is set for long-term exposure, and the iodine-131 from Japan’s Fukushima-Daichi nuclear accident is expected to be temporary and deteriorate rapidly.

The Little Rock milk sample contained 8.9 picoCuries per liter. It was collected on March 30. On Sunday, EPA released data showing milk in Hilo, Hawaii with 24 pCi/L of cesium-134, 19 of cesium-137, and 18 of Iodine-131.

Three drinking water samples collected in Philadelphia on April 4 contained Iodine-131, according to Saturday’s data release:” Read more.

Categories: Man-Made Disasters
  1. A. S
    04/11/2012 at 4:22 PM

    This article is too vague, not enough detailed information, listing specific brands, and/or back up research as to the dangers of the items on health, or how people can protect themselves.


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