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Radiation from Japan not likely to reach Bay Area

Original post made on Mar 17, 2011

Bay Area residents are not at risk of radiation contamination from a potential nuclear disaster in Japan, regional and federal authorities said Thursday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 17, 2011, 4:44 PM

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Posted by Radiation_Activist
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 17, 2011 at 7:06 pm

"...not likely to reach..." implies likely to reach? Now, we have another source of radiation concern in addition to cell towers and new PG&E meters...


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Posted by Old Ben
a resident of Shoreline West
on Mar 18, 2011 at 11:04 am

I was living in NYC at the time of the 911 event. I remember well the EPA advising everyone that the air was just fine down at the site. Now people are dying.


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Posted by Tracy
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 18, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Not likely is so subjective. What are the actual levels/numbers for CA? Could you find out?


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Posted by the_punnisher
a resident of Whisman Station
on Mar 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm

the_punnisher is a registered user.

FYI:

The FIRST radioactive clouds have just reached the SFBA....

So much for the M$M type headline....


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Posted by chas
a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 18, 2011 at 7:10 pm

It was just mentioned on the News Hour tonight that radiation from Japan has reached CA but is too dispersed to be of concern.......now where did I put my iodine....?


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Posted by Bogie
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 18, 2011 at 7:28 pm

CalFire - Secret source revels Radioactive fallout from Fukushima Japan reached California early this morning. CalFire -I could not be more pissed at our state and federal government agencies. This info should be released not leaked! Seeking facts not reassurance. CalFire- PA RadNet near-real-time data is washed for public consumption and apparently has a classified side too. This reeks of 911 again the washing the news prior to release.
Japan Nuclear crisis FukNuke- I am sick of the sky is blue folks as much as the sky is falling folks. Seeking accurate factual information. Again - What are the actual levels/numbers for CA? Could you find out?


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Posted by Cloud9
a resident of another community
on Mar 22, 2011 at 9:30 am

From the standard agency handbook:
1. Once you determine that there is no danger, reassure the public that they are safe.
2. Once you determine that there is a danger, reassure the public that they are safe.


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Posted by Cloud9
a resident of another community
on Mar 22, 2011 at 9:43 am

From the standard agency handbook (cont'd):
3. If you are uncertain as to the level of danger or you just don't have a clue as to you are doing (this will occur about 99.99% of the time), reassure the public that they are safe.


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Posted by jph
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 22, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Here is a chart about radiation dose levels that can help clarify and hopefully ease some concerns.

Web Link


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