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~ Radiation Detected: Drinking Water In 13 More US Cities Cesium-137 In Vermont Milk
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~ Radiation Detected: Drinking Water In 13 More US Cities Cesium-137 In Vermont Milk

~ From the article:

Radiation from Japan has been detected in drinking water in 13 more American cities, and cesium-137 has been found in American milk—in Montpelier, Vermont—for the first time since the Japan nuclear disaster began, according to data released by the Environmental Protection Agency late Friday.

Milk samples from Phoenix and Los Angeles contained iodine-131 at levels roughly equal to the maximum contaminant level permitted by EPA, the data shows. The Phoenix sample contained 3.2 picoCuries per liter of iodine-131. The Los Angeles sample contained 2.9. The EPA maximum contaminant level is 3.0, but this is a conservative standard designed to minimize exposure over a lifetime, so EPA does not consider these levels to pose a health threat.

The cesium-137 found in milk in Vermont is the first cesium detected in milk since the Fukushima-Daichi nuclear accident occurred last month. The sample contained 1.9 picoCuries per liter of cesium-137, which falls under the same 3.0 standard.

Radioactive isotopes accumulate in milk after they spread through the atmosphere, fall to earth in rain or dust, and settle on vegetation, where they are ingested by grazing cattle. Iodine-131 is known to accumulate in the thyroid gland, where it can cause cancer and other thyroid diseases. Cesium-137 accumulates in the body’s soft tissues, where it increases risk of cancer, according to EPA.

Airborne contamination continues to cross the western states, the new data shows, and Boise has seen the highest concentrations of radioactive isotopes in rain so far.

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Drinking Water

Radioactive Iodine-131 was found in drinking water samples from 13 cities. Those cities are listed below, with the amount of Iodine-131 in picocuries per liter. The EPA’s maximum contaminant level for Iodine-131 in drinking water is 3 picocuries per liter.

* Oak Ridge, TN collected 3/28: 0.63
* Oak Ridge, TN collected at three sites 3/29: 0.28, 0.20, 0.18
* Chatanooga, TN collected 3/28: 1.6
* Helena, MT collected 3/28: 0.18
* Columbia, PA collected 3/29: 0.20
* Cincinatti, OH collected 3/28: 0.13
* Pittsburgh, PA collected 3/28: 0.36
* East Liverpool, OH collected 3/30: 0.42
* Painesville, OH collected 3/29: 0.43
* Denver, CO collected 3/30: 0.17
* Detroit, MI collected 3/31: 0.28
* Trenton, NJ collected 3/31: 0.38
* Waretown, NJ collected 3/31: 0.38
* Muscle Shoals, AL collected 3/31: 0.16

Precipitation

In the data released Friday, iodine-131 was found in rainwater samples from the following locations:

* Salt Lake City, UT collected 3/17: 8.1
* Boston, MA collected 3/22: 92
* Montgomery, Alabama collected 3/30: 3.7
* Boise, ID collected 3/27: 390

As reported above, the Boise sample also contained 42 pC/m3 of Cesium-134, and 36 of Cesium-137.
Air

In the most recent data, iodine-131 was found in air filters in the following locations. In the case of air samples, the radiation is measured in picoCuries per cubic meter.

* Montgomery, AL collected 3/31: 0.055
* Nome AK collected 3/30: 0.17
* Nome AK collected 3/29: 0.36
* Nome AK collected 3/27: 0.36
* Nome AK collected 3/26: 0.46
* Nome AK collected 3/25: 0.26
* Juneau AKcollected 3/26: 0.43
* Juneau AK collected 3/27: 0.38
* Juneau AK collected 3/30: 0.28
* Dutch Harbor AK collected 3/30: 0.14
* Dutch Harbor AK collected 3/29: 0.11
* Dutch Harbor AK colleccted 3/26: 0.21
* Boise, ID collected 3/27: 0.22
* Boise, ID collected 3/29: 0.27
* Boise, ID collected 3/28: 0.32
* Las Vegas NV collected 3/28: 0.30
* Las Vegas, NV collected 3/30:: 0.088
* Las Vegas, NV collected 3/29: 0.044

~ The article from the website:

http://blogs.forbes.com/jeffmcmahon/2011...mont-milk/

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Reverse Osmosis

Reverse osmosis (RO) is the most economical method of removing 90% to 99% of all contaminants. The pore structure of RO membranes is much tighter than UF membranes. RO membranes are capable of rejecting practically all particles, bacteria and organics >300 daltons molecular weight (including pyrogens). In fact, reverse osmosis technology is used by most leading water bottling plants.

Natural osmosis occurs when solutions with two different concentrations are separated by a semi-permeable membrane. Osmotic pressure drives water through the membrane; the water dilutes the more concentrated solution; and the end result is an equilibrium.

In water purification systems, hydraulic pressure is applied to the concentrated solution to counteract the osmotic pressure. Pure water is driven from the concentrated solution and collected downstream of the membrane.

Because RO membranes are very restrictive, they yield slow flow rates. Storage tanks are required to produce an adequate volume in a reasonable amount of time.

RO also involves an ionic exclusion process. Only solvent is allowed to pass through the semi-permeable RO membrane, while virtually all ions and dissolved molecules are retained (including salts and sugars). The semi-permeable membrane rejects salts (ions) by a charge phenomena action: the greater the charge, the greater the rejection. Therefore, the membrane rejects nearly all (>99%) strongly ionized polyvalent ions but only 95% of the weakly ionized monovalent ions like sodium.

Reverse osmosis is highly effective in removing several impurities from water such as total dissolved solids (TDS), turbidity, asbestos, lead and other toxic heavy metals, radium, and many dissolved organics. The process will also remove chlorinated pesticides and most heavier-weight VOCs. Reverse osmosis and activated carbon filtration are complementary processes. Combining them results in the most effective treatment against the broadest range of water impurities and contaminants.

RO is the most economical and efficient method for purifying tap water if the system is properly designed for the feed water conditions and the intended use of the product water. RO is also the optimum pretreatment for reagent-grade water polishing systems.

In addition, Reverse osmosis treatment is an insurance policy against nuclear radiation such as radioactive plutonium or strontium in the drinking water. If one lives near a nuclear power plant, this is a key way to ensure the household is drinking the best water for their health.

http://www.freedrinkingwater.com/water-e...method.htm
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That is pretty scary that TN is seeing these levels. Little too close for comfort.
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bump for awareness Srjceahd

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Those levels in the drinking water are from 3/28...I can ONLY imagine where the levels are now...
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SweetSkitzo  Wrote: (04-11-2011 05:22 PM)
Those levels in the drinking water are from 3/28...I can ONLY imagine where the levels are now...

This thread now has me shopping for a water filter. This situation is not going to end anytime soon it seems.
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http://www.euractiv.com/en/health/radiat...ews-503947

Radiation risks from Fukushima 'no longer negligible' [fr]
Published: 11 April 2011


The risks associated with iodine-131 contamination in Europe are no longer "negligible," according to CRIIRAD, a French research body on radioactivity. The NGO is advising pregnant women and infants against "risky behaviour," such as consuming fresh milk or vegetables with large leaves.
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LoP Guest  Wrote: (04-11-2011 03:40 PM)
Reverse Osmosis


http://www.freedrinkingwater.com/water-e...method.htm

But can you put milk through the RO filter?
Hmm I may have to put a second one in the fridge and pressure my milk up to 80 PSI.
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LoP Guest  Wrote: (04-11-2011 06:27 PM)
But can you put milk through the RO filter?
Hmm I may have to put a second one in the fridge and pressure my milk up to 80 PSI.

No, wish you could. Then of course the entire food supply is going to be contaminated. What a mess, thanks TEPCO.
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hey posted same thing and was surprised no one was really concerned about it,

http://lunaticoutpost.com/Topic-ALERT-EP...now-UPDATE

I think its definately a big deal.
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kymberly1971  Wrote: (04-11-2011 07:05 PM)
hey posted same thing and was surprised no one was really concerned about it,

http://lunaticoutpost.com/Topic-ALERT-EP...now-UPDATE

I think its definately a big deal.

It's strange most people I talk to don't really seem to give a hoot. I have been trying to educate my friends and family and they act like it's not a big deal at all.

Sad.
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RO won't do shit for Iodine.

Carbon filters...........

Just sayin'
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Soul  Wrote: (04-11-2011 07:59 PM)
RO won't do shit for Iodine.

Carbon filters...........

Just sayin'

If the link I've got in my signature is correct, you can filter out radioactive particles through mud and cloth (so long as the mud is replaced every now and then).

Obviously it won't get all of them (and if the ground is very contaminated it will work contradictorily), but surely mud-filtered water that is left to settle (with the mud left in the bottom) then put through an RO would work?

Or are we taking distillery type of purification?

How to filter radioactive water:
http://www.oism.org/nwss/s73p919.htm

Disturbed  Wrote: (01-03-2014 07:10 AM)
Would be really nice to get rid of some of the OCD here.
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Bump
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