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Radioactive Plume Heading Toward California Contains No Threat, Experts Say

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency deployed extra radiation detectors throughout the country that will send real time data via satellite to EPA officials, who will make the data available to the public online.

U.S. experts are keeping an eye on radioactive particles traveling from Japan to California, but they insist there's no public health threat coming from a plume that is moving toward the state.

“A diplomat who has access to radiation tracking by the U.N.'s Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization told The Associated Press in Vienna that initial readings show tiny amounts of radiation have reached California. But it's not dangerous in any way — ‘about a billion times beneath levels that would be health threatening,’ the diplomat said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the organization does not make its findings public,” the Associated Press reports.

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency deployed extra radiation detectors throughout the country that will send real time data via satellite to EPA officials, who will make the data available to the public online.

Austria’s Federal Ministry for Science and Research has released a map showing radioactive material from the nuclear disaster in Japan as it heads across the Pacific Ocean.

In the event the situation escalates, the California Emergency Management Agency reports that it will coordinate emergency response efforts with state public health officials and local officials.

On Thursday, President Obama said "harmful levels" of radiation from the damaged Japanese nuclear plant are not expected to reach the U.S.

The Air Quality Monitoring District website www.aqmd.gov  is posting daily radiation monitoring in Southern California, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission website www.nrc.gov has national updates.

The California Department of Public Health, which set up a hotline for concerned residents -- 916-341-3947 -- also has its own network of eight monitors sampling the air, water, and soil for harmful substances, including radiation, said agency spokesman Ron Owens.

James March 19, 2011 at 02:44 AM
. . Don't believe a word these flacks are saying. They have admitted in Japan that they are haphazardly spraying water onto DRY spent fuel rods that have Plutonium in them. Then the radiation levels around the plant skyrocket. What do you think that means? It means that there is deadly radiation steam being thrown into the air around the plants when they make last ditch efforts to cool the spent fuel rods! They have admitted to "partial" meltdowns. Do you think those meltdowns are just sitting there waiting and postponing their own meltdown? If you think that sounds stupid, well then I agree. Those rods are most likely melting as we sit here banging out our whelps on these computers. Remember that the meltdowns, supposedly "partial", have been admitted. Plutonium, though mot as easily dispersed by air as, say the Cesium", is so deadly that if you get one single micro-spec in your lungs that you are toast. Or toast and jelly. The jelly being what happens to your lungs and body as they fry and fry and fry from the one single particle of Plutonium. And that single particle of Plutonium continues to fry and fry and fry for more than 25,000 years. Seeing those explosions going sky high doesn't exactly give one confidence that a miraculous chain of life-saving events will be ensuing anytime soon.... But the fine people at the U.N.'s Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization say there is no worry for the USA? I simply don't believe them. . .
James March 19, 2011 at 03:00 AM
. . And incidentally, all of the tripe that is pedaled by WHO and the IAEA about Chernobyl should be felt as truly insulting if you know about the New York Academy of Sciences report on Chernobyl. . WHO and IAEA talk of all of the 6,000 thyroid cancers of the "survivors" of the Chernobyl accident, but basically deny any deaths outside of the plant...!!!! . Yet the scientists who published the 2009 New York Academy of Sciences report on Chernobyl say that the death toll is ONE MILLION. Please visit www.llrc.org. . Here is what actually honest scientists at the Low Level Radiation Campaign are saying: . "We repeat our advice that the fallout is extremely likely to contain Plutonium and Uranium from the spent fuel rods and possibly from the reactors themselves. Monitoring with Geiger Counters is INCAPABLE OF DETECTING THESE ELEMENTS yet they pose serious long-term health risks if ingested inhaled or absorbed through intact skin or skin lesions (wounds). The authorities are silent on these matters. In the long term they will neglect their presence in the environment..." . And... "We advise that Honshu should immediately be evacuated to the maximum possible extent. Reassurances about radiation exposures issued by the Japanese government can not be believed; they are based on the ICRP invalid risk model..." . . So that should tell you how much you can trust the highly touted "official" flacks that are being quoted during this current catastrophe. . .
James March 19, 2011 at 03:15 AM
. . So, because a warmongering, blood-thirsty cabal in the Pentagon and the Haberdasher in the White House decided to drop Atomic bombs on Japan that means innocent Americans should suffer and die? . Hey "Kit", don't make the dipstick mistake of confusing the people who run the USA with the people who actually are the USA. . You need to get your head examined. . . . .
Kit March 19, 2011 at 03:24 AM
accidental or not it might just be a bit of population control.
Kit March 19, 2011 at 03:29 AM
James. As far as our leaders go, Who elected whom?
Mike March 19, 2011 at 03:53 AM
Kit- 1. Very few people alive today elected Roosevelt, and no one elected Truman to be president. Good try though. 2. A farcical P.R excercise like a modern election in no way makes anyone responsible for what the elected psychopaths do except the psychopaths themselves (and their puppetmasters lurking in the shadows). Trying to say the average citizen of the U.S A deserves an agonizing death from radiation poisoning is ludicrous. It is the kind of barbaric way of thinking that leads to genocide. Please wake up.
Kit March 19, 2011 at 04:04 AM
I'm simply pointing out that We're the only country on earth that has used Atomic weapons against innocent civilians. Perhaps it's just that our chickens have come home to roost.
James March 19, 2011 at 05:17 AM
. . Hey Kit, just take another few tokes and crank up the NPR. . .
James March 19, 2011 at 05:21 AM
Apparently, officialdom actually does admit to 2,000 deaths from thyroid cancer. So be it. Anyone who understands anything pertaining to a precautionary principle will understand how perverse modern PR flacks have become. . I stand by the remainder of my words. . .
Kit March 19, 2011 at 05:36 AM
James, Keep your shorts on. I'm not attacking, just observing.
Cj March 19, 2011 at 09:37 AM
So what's everyone worried about???? It's just California. No great loss.
Tony March 19, 2011 at 11:06 AM
A Nasty butterfly fluttering its wings somewhere in Nth Japan...
jenchen March 19, 2011 at 03:35 PM
population control is just another word for genocide-they said it is OK to swim in the Gulf-people who believed them are now sick and dying. If you kill people by lying to them it is still murder-also known as genocide---why do we allow the evil people who want the murder of most of us to ensure for them the enslavement of those left alive-rendered 'manageable, due to diminished numbers- to govern us??? Then what comes next-turning us into robots with technology-666? We have to realize those in power are evil satanic monsters-intent on making the world a living hell.
4Yahshua March 20, 2011 at 01:04 AM
We will soon know! If worried, use topical iodine on your abdomen am and pm(very cheap)! Take charcoal capsules if exposed (also cheap). Get your body green with Green Tea Extract, Vit D3, and etc. Green powders (i.e. Hemp, Wheat Grass, Spirulena, Chlorella, and others are reasonable and they come fast at www.nutsonline.com. We are making a green drink with them every day. The #666 in the Greek of Revelation 13:18 is the name Jesus Christ and it contains a cross (X as in Xmas!) NO SAFETY THERE! Be sealed with the names of the Father and Son (Yahweh and Yahshua) and live forever, Revelation 14:1 Blessings and salvation in Them! HalleluYah! This ancient Hebrew word means "Praise ye Yah".
Mirna Alfonso March 25, 2011 at 07:55 PM
whoa, simmer down folks. It would have to travel over the Pacific. we didn't have too much fallout over chernobyl did we? I would worry about the rain though. Flight attendants get more radiation traveling across the country and world constantly than we will.
Mirna Alfonso March 25, 2011 at 07:56 PM
wow...hater much?
4Yahshua March 26, 2011 at 04:51 AM
It is travelling over the ocean!We now hear very little about the Japanese plants" hazards . WHY? And, our MSM tells us that there is nothing to worry about. WHY?? I am using more topical iodine now because it is absorbed twice as fast as before. My throat now hurts for the last few days. I am 64 having weathered many storms in life and my low thyroid is my only problem. But what about all the children and those under 40 who are most affected by radiation?? May we all survive this possible nuclear Armageddon is my prayer! Yahshua is coming SOON! HalleluYah!

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