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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 01:34 PM
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22. Obviously it's time to revise the federal drinking water standard.
Upward, to where it's safe for the corporate state.
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  -Radioactive Iodine-131 in rainwater sample near San Francisco 18,100% above federal drinking water s Generic Other  Apr-03-11 01:11 PM   #0 
  - Some DUers won't like this thread.  Liberal_in_LA   Apr-03-11 01:13 PM   #1 
  - Why? I'm scared...I want to be reassured  Generic Other   Apr-03-11 01:17 PM   #2 
  - They don't think the situation is dangerous.  Liberal_in_LA   Apr-03-11 01:27 PM   #11 
  - Looking @ NUC Berkeley website I can't find this. Could be false reporting  uppityperson   Apr-03-11 01:31 PM   #17 
  - This level is much lower than our rain water measurements by a factor of approximately 300  Generic Other   Apr-03-11 01:39 PM   #29 
  - Looking @ dates, all I can figure. I've been wrong before but can't find any other data  uppityperson   Apr-03-11 01:43 PM   #31 
  - I found this vis Bay Citizen. Off to check the UCB link (note 0.111 becquerels/Liter)  uppityperson   Apr-03-11 01:47 PM   #33 
  - I hope it is a mismeasurement but  nc4bo   Apr-03-11 01:49 PM   #34 
  - Indeed. Here is NUC Berkeley sampling page, links to several sampling things.  uppityperson   Apr-03-11 01:51 PM   #36 
  - i don't like the fact you don't have recent (continual) data...  abqmufc   Apr-04-11 11:34 AM   #105 
  - Me too...  CoffeeCat   Apr-03-11 03:29 PM   #55 
     - Yeah, I thought it was odd that the state of Mass. was releasing rainwater results  Warren DeMontague   Apr-04-11 01:17 PM   #109 
  - Not sure if it differs, but tap water versus rainwater.  abqmufc   Apr-04-11 10:40 AM   #100 
  - Reassurance won't work with me. But I'll have to take it as it comes. No escape, anyway.  freshwest   Apr-03-11 07:32 PM   #68 
  - Yep--I have been called "nutty" for asking questions about Seattle and our 2 weeks of solid rain--  Mrs. Overall   Apr-04-11 08:57 AM   #86 
  - Actually that blast of wet weather that I had to ride my bike through this morning  AtheistCrusader   Apr-04-11 10:27 AM   #96 
  - 1  cppuddy   Apr-04-11 01:08 PM   #107 
  - holy shit.  inna   Apr-03-11 01:18 PM   #3 
  - I would now,for the first time,advise all in that area to talk to a doctor about potassium iodide  stockholmer   Apr-03-11 01:18 PM   #4 
  - 18 *THOUSAND* percent above normal/safe. Right in my area.  inna   Apr-03-11 01:21 PM   #6 
  - that was a comma...I thought that looked odd too  Generic Other   Apr-03-11 01:40 PM   #30 
  - Here is link with links to what they checked and results.  uppityperson   Apr-03-11 01:55 PM   #39 
  - THis is what ticks me off  Mojorabbit   Apr-03-11 03:32 PM   #56 
     - We think alike  tavalon   Apr-03-11 07:54 PM   #69 
  - Oh dear.  nc4bo   Apr-03-11 01:19 PM   #5 
  - The same way you filter out the other stuff.  hobbit709   Apr-03-11 01:22 PM   #7 
     - Great  BeFree   Apr-03-11 01:25 PM   #10 
     - ZERO!  hobbit709   Apr-03-11 01:28 PM   #13 
     - If things don't get under control, that Iodine-131 will not be the only  nc4bo   Apr-03-11 01:35 PM   #24 
        - And therein lies the problem. Any I131 that reaches us here will be  kestrel91316   Apr-03-11 02:43 PM   #50 
           - The media keeps indicating that those won't be an issue because they are so heavy...  AtheistCrusader   Apr-04-11 10:29 AM   #97 
     - I keep hearing reports of testing this and that but what's lacking is  nc4bo   Apr-03-11 01:31 PM   #19 
        - Zeolites  shockra   Apr-03-11 11:30 PM   #71 
           - Thanks for that shockra, had no idea but it's definitely good to know.  nc4bo   Apr-04-11 09:30 AM   #87 
  - And so it begins  ixion   Apr-03-11 01:23 PM   #8 
  - I don't like this thread  gimama   Apr-03-11 01:24 PM   #9 
  - My problem is I don't understand half of what is being discussed  Generic Other   Apr-03-11 01:30 PM   #15 
     - ha! I'm right there with ya..  gimama   Apr-03-11 05:57 PM   #67 
     - Have you seen the videos from Arnie Gundersen?  axollot   Apr-04-11 08:44 AM   #84 
        - Plain and blunt! And scary as hell!  Generic Other   Apr-04-11 08:51 AM   #85 
  - Have you another backup source? I'd like to read more from another place also  uppityperson   Apr-03-11 01:28 PM   #12 
  - I don't know anything about the website  Generic Other   Apr-03-11 01:31 PM   #18 
     - NYTimes link goes to a bay area search, only Berkeley references are guns and repubs.  uppityperson   Apr-03-11 01:33 PM   #21 
     - Since the article is 3/31, it is referencing UCN Berkeley tests that show minimal, not that much  uppityperson   Apr-03-11 01:35 PM   #23 
        - I appreciate you investigating  Generic Other   Apr-03-11 01:37 PM   #26 
           - Thank you for posting this also. I don't see how they arrived at those figures.  uppityperson   Apr-03-11 01:38 PM   #27 
  - NUC Berkeley website doesn't show this as of last post.  uppityperson   Apr-03-11 01:29 PM   #14 
  - I am far more worried about the plant at Mt Diablo than an isotope w/ a half life of 8 days  Book Lover   Apr-03-11 01:31 PM   #16 
  - How long has this thing been leaking now?  nc4bo   Apr-03-11 01:33 PM   #20 
  - I can understand that  Generic Other   Apr-03-11 01:36 PM   #25 
  - At 13,100% it takes 120 days for the water sampled to become safe.  JVS   Apr-03-11 01:53 PM   #37 
  - Do you mean Diablo Canyon? That's not near Mt. Diablo.  Gormy Cuss   Apr-03-11 05:28 PM   #64 
  - Obviously it's time to revise the federal drinking water standard.  Octafish   Apr-03-11 01:34 PM   #22 
  - +1. No better way to prevent panic. As soon as people learn preemptive chemotherapy  Karmadillo   Apr-03-11 01:46 PM   #32 
  - LOL, so true. But what's the benchmark?  upi402   Apr-03-11 01:51 PM   #35 
  - Yes, maybe the people will thank the...  CoffeeCat   Apr-03-11 03:33 PM   #57 
  - Yikes... They probably would do this....  midnight   Apr-04-11 10:32 AM   #98 
  - If you want a water filter system that filters radiation particles and is used by the Red Cross  in_cog_ni_to   Apr-03-11 01:38 PM   #28 
  - Yeah, I've got that in my cart. It looks outstanding...  ixion   Apr-03-11 02:21 PM   #46 
  - Unless they get the Japan Nuclear reactors under control,  in_cog_ni_to   Apr-03-11 03:20 PM   #54 
  - Thanks just purchased one.  bahrbearian   Apr-03-11 02:27 PM   #48 
  - You're welcome.  in_cog_ni_to   Apr-03-11 03:17 PM   #53 
  - I have this one  Mojorabbit   Apr-03-11 03:39 PM   #58 
  - Nice. I bought the other one just because the product information said in filtered radiation  in_cog_ni_to   Apr-03-11 04:48 PM   #62 
  - The problem is that we absorb more toxins through our skin while showering  Lorien   Apr-04-11 10:24 AM   #94 
  - Ok, I tried my best to track this down  suffragette   Apr-03-11 01:54 PM   #38 
  - That is what I'm finding also. A high report on 3/23 and low before/since.  uppityperson   Apr-03-11 01:56 PM   #40 
     - I am wondering about this in conjunction with the air monitors  suffragette   Apr-03-11 02:19 PM   #45 
  - some primary links for this story (including sampling methodology from UC Berkeley)  stockholmer   Apr-03-11 01:59 PM   #41 
  - Looks like the same info I'm finding, a peak on 3/23 from NUC Berkeley, and a NYT article  uppityperson   Apr-03-11 02:01 PM   #42 
  - roger that,this is just so unpredictable due to bio-accumulation,size of injurious dose & randomness  stockholmer   Apr-03-11 02:10 PM   #43 
  - Ok, if I am reading this correctly, we had a one-day spike  suffragette   Apr-03-11 02:22 PM   #47 
     - you need toisten to this dude ...he knows of what he speaks....  ElsewheresDaughter   Apr-03-11 11:58 PM   #74 
        - Thanks!  suffragette   Apr-04-11 02:50 AM   #79 
  - Original Article Here (From 3/31/11):  WillyT   Apr-03-11 02:15 PM   #44 
  - My virus protection software is blocking this site  Matariki   Apr-03-11 02:31 PM   #49 
  - Looks like they have a bunch of ads. Go to the NUC Berkeley website for direct info  uppityperson   Apr-03-11 02:49 PM   #51 
  - Oh great!  Generic Other   Apr-03-11 03:00 PM   #52 
  - I find it interesting the UC Berekely is on top of this, but the EPA isn't.  Warren DeMontague   Apr-03-11 03:44 PM   #59 
  - This is not "reassurance spin", but I've been doing a lot of reading about this past couple days  Warren DeMontague   Apr-03-11 04:18 PM   #60 
  - The levels are still very very low.  Spider Jerusalem   Apr-03-11 04:34 PM   #61 
  - When this event first occurred...  hayu_lol   Apr-03-11 05:06 PM   #63 
  - striking that they got the numbers so wrong  Yo_Mama   Apr-03-11 05:34 PM   #65 
  - I'd start mothballing our nukes and switch to wind.  grahamhgreen   Apr-04-11 10:55 AM   #103 
  - according to UC berkley  rdking647   Apr-03-11 05:46 PM   #66 
  - Bad news, good news, bad news.  caseymoz   Apr-03-11 10:40 PM   #70 
  - Uranium and plutonium are physically heavy elements. Thus,  closeupready   Apr-04-11 09:48 AM   #88 
     - So's iodine!! So is strontium! You're measuring this in atomic units.  caseymoz   Apr-04-11 10:53 AM   #102 
        - You may be right - I am not a physicist and flunked chemistry, lol.  closeupready   Apr-04-11 11:10 AM   #104 
  - We are all Fukushima --  defendandprotect   Apr-03-11 11:33 PM   #72 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-03-11 11:38 PM   #73 
  - Kick  grahamhgreen   Apr-03-11 11:59 PM   #75 
  - Who needs water, anyway?  defendandprotect   Apr-04-11 12:15 AM   #76 
  - This could ruin someone's weekend. nt  WheelWalker   Apr-04-11 12:32 AM   #77 
  - ...Holy shit...  Paradoxical   Apr-04-11 01:18 AM   #78 
  - KNR! n/t  indimuse   Apr-04-11 07:13 AM   #80 
  - I can't find any other verification of this claim.  progressoid   Apr-04-11 07:26 AM   #81 
  - Found this...  theglammistress   Apr-04-11 08:42 AM   #83 
  - Send Ann Coulter over to sample the water  NewJeffCT   Apr-04-11 08:14 AM   #82 
  - Yeah, it is raining here today (midwest) and it is the maximum we'll probably get  jimlup   Apr-04-11 09:59 AM   #89 
  - Why not just 181-times normal? That's a 18,000% increase, not 18,100%. Sorry. nt  thereismore   Apr-04-11 10:04 AM   #90 
  - !  L0oniX   Apr-04-11 10:07 AM   #91 
  - Looking at the Berkeley site, there was one spike on March 23, otherwise it wasn't as bad. nt  thereismore   Apr-04-11 10:13 AM   #92 
  - This really worries me.  avaistheone1   Apr-04-11 10:22 AM   #93 
  - Holy shit! n/t  FourScore   Apr-04-11 10:27 AM   #95 
  - Unbelieveable. And the government will just let this happen.  Xenotime   Apr-04-11 10:35 AM   #99 
  - I-131 HALF LIFE IS ONLY 8.02 DAYS ..nothing to worry about.. or something.. n/t  yodermon   Apr-04-11 10:43 AM   #101 
  - Why are AQ models not being used to determine key locations to sample air and water in the USA?  abqmufc   Apr-04-11 11:43 AM   #106 
  - Yeah. Odd, isn't it?  Warren DeMontague   Apr-04-11 04:50 PM   #110 
  - Nothing to worry about! SQUACK! Nothing to worry about! SQUACK!  Warren DeMontague   Apr-04-11 01:14 PM   #108 
 

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