Skip to comments.*Vanity* Fukushima Radiation likely to arrive on West Coast next month.
Posted on 03/09/2014 6:32:40 PM PDT by Freedom56v2
Drudge posted an article (from a banned source) which stated that very low levels of Fukushima radiation will likely reach the West Coast next month.
Incredibly, the article states that there is no federal agency which currently samples Pacific Coast seawater for radiation.
I find it disturbing that:
1. There is money being spent for many frivolous activities, yet three is no monitoring for radiation on the West Coast?
2. The EPA is monitoring puddles on people's private property, yet there is no monitoring of radiation on the West Coast!
In all seriousness, does anyone have a recommendation for an accurate, reliable, affordable Geiger Counter?
Geiger Counter will do exactly what for you?
Test water near the beach? If I I catch crab, scallops, salmon, etc. test it. If government is not testing, perhaps I should.
“1. There is money being spent for many frivolous activities, yet three is no monitoring for radiation on the West Coast?
2. The EPA is monitoring puddles on people’s private property, yet there is no monitoring of radiation on the West Coast!”
How do you know there is no monitoring?
Do you know why they use water to cool nuclear reactors ?
How much ya’ wanna spend?
This might be more of what you would like to have...
It is good for stand alone conditions and for tracking personal dose.
In the realm of things to worry over, this ranks around dragons and aliens.
Because it is fairly good conductor of heat and readily available?
Because it works better than dirt?
I’m pretty sure the answer to that is no.
Water is one of the things they talk about using to shield crews from radiation during long space voyages.
I highly doubt the lo levels of radiation that “arrives” will be of any consequence due to dissipation. However, if you’re worried, don’t go to the beach and if you do, stay out of the water.
One thing you won’t be able to avoid is any radiation that has been swept up into the atmosphere and precipitates down onto you. However, that has been and issue since the radiation spread into the Pacific long ago.
At our location, odds are you’d find nothing more than normal background radiation levels if you have a Geiger Counter, but I suppose I could be wrong.
Serious question; how many crabs, scallops and salmon have you caught on the west coast?
The article (link on Drudge) stated that no federal agency currently samples Pacific seawater for radiation.
Not if you live on the beach.
Some crab, plenty of Salmon.
Maybe no federal agency samples seawater but lots of private companies, universities (e.g. University of Washington) and even national laboratories partially funded by the federal government (e.g. PNNL) do from time to time. Certainly they'll be out there in the coming months.
Fukushima radiation is an issue to be sure.
But compared to all the radiation we unleashed in the 40’s,50’s and 60’s I wonder if its not just “more of the same”
The above often gets way more detailed than I need/want but it sure does track this issue without letting up.
Thanks for the information. I appreciate it.