CBS report here about the radioiodine found in U.S. milk. The subtitle?
In the U.S., the fear of radiation from Japan is so great that even figures meant to reassure can instead cause alarm
It’s amazing what a half-century of emotional fear mongering can do.
The amount of radioactive iodine…was so small that it did not rise above the normal background level of radiation.
Er…if it was below background variation…how did they see it? And the ideal time to educate people about the wide range of natural radiation is not in the middle of an emergency.
Still, it’s the first evidence that radiation from Japan’s damaged nuclear plant is making it directly into food
Radiation making it into the food, eh? Like this? What, Japan’s “radiation” worse than Occidental radiation?
What’s that? Oh, it’s the material in the food, emitting radiation, that’s the concern?
Too bad we don’t have a name for that stuff.
They also have a video about America’s debate over nuclear waste. But it’s all I can do to read the “news”, it’s almost impossible to watch. Plus there was this,
…the debate over where to put it boils down to politics, not science
Oh goody! Pass.
And here’s a column about the response workers, much of it in their own words.