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Calls for radiation tests in BC after iodine-131 levels found at more than 300 times normal
08-11-2011, 10:58 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Quote:Calls for radiation tests in BC after iodine-131 levels found at more than 300 times normal

A Vancouver woman wants Canadian governments held more accountable for protecting public health in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis. In an August 8 interview at the Georgia Straight office, Isabel Budke pointed out that citizens and nongovernmental organizations can exert a great deal more pressure on Health Canada and other regulators to improve monitoring, measuring, and reporting on radiation levels in water, soil, and food.

“I really think we need to have localized and regional testing because, from what I understand, the plumes that have drifted over the Pacific Ocean with this radiation are touching down on different areas in different ways, depending on where the jet stream is going and what weather conditions are,” Budke said. “We can’t rely on testing results from the United States or testing that has been done somewhere else in the country. I think we need to have our own testing in B.C

Last week, the Straight reported that on March 20, a Health Canada monitoring station in Sidney, B.C., detected iodine-131 at more than 300 times the background level. Despite this, Health Canada spokesperson Stéphane Shank told the Straight on August 9 from Ottawa that air-monitoring stations have shown that radiation levels are “minute” and pose “no risk” to Canadians.
Read more : http://www.straight.com/article-419976/v...tion-tests

sad2.gif Very sad situation.

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08-11-2011, 11:10 PM #2
yankees skier
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I guess, if they find radiation, what can they do about it?gaah.gif

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08-11-2011, 11:18 PM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(08-11-2011, 11:10 PM)yankees Wrote:  I guess, if they find radiation, what can they do about it?gaah.gif

Move? dunno.gif Or sue the pants off the agencies that should be doing their job in the first place. Tax dollars pay for this, and they want to as Zakk Tull so aptly puts it "Stand there and act like nothing happened"

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08-11-2011, 11:26 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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I think Govts all over are keeping a lid on this disaster to keep people from freaking out, because seriously, where would they all go? And I don't think rioting would help gaah.gif




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