Skip to comments.Reader links. And is France getting more fallout that California? (No.)
Posted on 04/29/2011 11:48:10 AM PDT by ransomnote
TrueNorth found an article saying the risk in Europe from Fukushima fallout is no longer negligible.
Children up to two years old are the most vulnerable and ingestion of 50 becquerel (Bq) is enough to deliver to the body a dose of 10 mSv, according to the institute.
Theres no way thats enough for a body dose of 10 mSv, or 1 rem. But since theyre talking about I-131, Ill assume they mean thyroid dose. Thyroid and body arent interchangable.
Radioactive iodine-131 values 0,08 Bq/kg in salad, spinach and leeks in Aix-en-Provence, 0,17 Bq per litre in milk in Lourdes and 2,1 Bq per litre in goats milk in Clansayes.
Those numbers seem much larger than the ones I saw for California on Radnet, and theres no way France is getting more activity than CA. Lemme check
I see 0.152 Bq/l for milk, for L.A. on April 11. Here, if the link to my search page works. Rereading the article I see this:
Data for the west coast of the United States, which received the Fukushima radioactive fallout 6-10 days before France, reveals that levels of radioactive iodine-131 concentration are 8-10 times higher
Assuming the comma in 0,17 Bq per litre in milk is a decimal point, this data doesnt add up. Europe is over-reporting or the EPA is under-reporting. Never discount the possibility of a misplaced decimal point.
(Excerpt) Read more at wormme.com ...
Wormme provided this link to EPA data for California showing Iodine-131 levels for California and wonders why it's lower than Fukushima levels received by France:
Note that EPA levels when Wormme checked were as follows:
LOS ANGELES, CA 28-MAR-11 >>>>>>> 0.106 Bq/L
LOS ANGELES, CA 13-APR-11 >>>>>>> 0.152 Bq/L
OAKLAND, CA 13-APR-11 >>>>>>> 0.139 Bq/L
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 28-MAR-11 >>>>>>> 0.111 Bq/L
Here's his link for his search: http://oaspub.epa.gov/enviro/erams_query_v2.simple_output?Llocation=State&subloc=CA&media=PASTEURIZED+MILK&radi=Iodine-131&Fromyear=2011&Toyear=2011&units=SI
After reading Wormme's post where he wonders why CA levels are lower than France's, I went to EPA site TODAY and performed the same search. The Iodine-131 levels for those same dates he searched on seem to have been revised upwards drastically:
LOS ANGELES, CA 28-MAR-11 >>>>>> 2.86 pCi/L
LOS ANGELES, CA 13-APR-11 >>>>>> 4.1 pCi/L
OAKLAND, CA 13-APR-11 >>>>>> 3.75 pCi/L
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 28-MAR-11 >>>>>> 3 pCi/L
Here's my search: http://oaspub.epa.gov/enviro/erams_query_v2.simple_output?Llocation=State&subloc=CA&media=PASTEURIZED+MILK&radi=Iodine-131&Fromyear=2011&Toyear=2011&units=Traditional
AHA!!!!! DIfferent Units. Wormme is using Bql/Liter and my search was pCi/L.
I couldn’t believe the difference! Excuse the mistake!
So now I just wonder why CA is listed as receiving less fallout than France????
I hope California moms are watching these numbers carefully.