Nearly Half of U.S. EPA’s West Coast Radiation Monitors Might be Out Sick (via The Destructionist)

The odd appearance of a “USA radiation data blackout” continues to puzzle news bloggers trying to report on just exactly what trace amounts of radiation from Japan may now be wafting over America.

This news post I just located adds one more oddity to the mix. Is it time to speculate that the “news blackout” is intentional, or is our government now so utterly incompetent that they either cannot or will not make an effort to provide their own citizens with accurate life saving information about incoming radiation levels? I welcome all intelligent and informed comments on what’s happening with the EPA.

Chase Kyla Hunter 3.26.11

Related: Gaps in US radiation monitoring system revealed Dennis Romero LA Weekly March 26, 2011 We've been telling you for almost two weeks now that radiation from Japan was headed our way, but not to worry. We are your friend. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported this week that trace amounts of the Fukushima nuclear power plant radiation was detected in Orange and Riverside Counties — at levels "hundreds of thousands to millions of … Read More

via The Destructionist

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5 comments

  1. Clyde H Stagner

    My home is in Tucson. There is an EPA RADNET monitor in Tucson. EPA makes available, on the internet. the gross beta and ,separately, the gamma at a monitoring locaction. You may have to request the up to date monitoring results. For miniscule amounts, a conversion of the total beta to its isotopic components is unnecessary:for example,if the total beta count is converted to beta emissions/sec which is less than the concern for health threshold of the beta I131(iodine) from Japan,not to worry and that is what the EPA is saying-at this time. For higher monitoring counts, component isotope analysis will be necessary by the EPA. EPA is as transparent as can be:the initial analysis is up to the beholder who might wish to hire a physicist should the daily monitoring counts become of health concern. The EPA is transparent. If your in EPA’s 9th region ,ask for Karen Rutherford and tell her,Clyde sent you.

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  3. wily2

    It’s pretty bad here in the US that much of the time you (we) have to go to ‘global’ outside sources in order to get to some truth, thats why site like ‘this’ are gems!

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