Japanese Radiation Reaches Southern California: Feds Say Don't Trip

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Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 6:05 AM

click to enlarge A gift from Fukushima (which was an American design).
  • A gift from Fukushima (which was an American design).
It's here.

Radiation from Japan's ailing Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station was detected in Southern California by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency monitors this week.

The trace amounts found in Riverside and Anaheim were said by the EPA to be "minuscule."

That means don't worry, be happy.

The radiation includes trace amounts of iodine, cesium, and tellurium that is consistent to what Fukushima has put out since a near meltdown has happened there as a result of power (and cooling systems) being cut off by Japan's earthquake and tsunami.

As we reported, the jet stream has brought western Pacific weather systems to SoCal, as it often does, and with it, it appears, some of Fukushima's bad steam.

The EPA says not to fear, because the particles ...

... pose no health concern at the detected levels. Below are the results of the detailed filter analysis. All of the radiation levels detected during the detailed filter analysis are hundreds of thousands to millions of times below levels of concern.

Reassuring. It's supposed to rain today. So, just in case, try not to get any in your eye.

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