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I found this news video worth watching:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixfH9ZXc8tQ

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Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:58 pm
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SPRINGFIELD – Minute levels of radioactive materials believed to be related to the troubled Fukushima nuclear power reactors in Japan have been detected by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA). Radioactive iodine was found in grass clippings collected in Will County and in an air sample collected at IEMA’s radiochemistry lab in Springfield.

“These findings are not surprising since traces of iodine have been identified in at least 15 other states,” said IEMA Director Jonathon Monken. “These levels are very low and present no hazard to people in Illinois. We will continue to track the deposition of radiation in Illinois to ensure there is no impact on public health and safety.”

The grass clippings were collected by members of IEMA’s Radiological Assessment Field Team (RAFT) last week as part of the team’s role in a drill of the emergency plan for the Dresden Nuclear Power Plant.

In addition, IEMA took air samples outside the agency’s lab in Springfield. Both samples were analyzed in the agency’s lab. The iodine detected in the samples is 200,000 times lower than the regulatory limit for effluent from nuclear power plants.

IEMA maintains an environmental monitoring program for several sites around Illinois where radioactive releases could occur, including the six operating nuclear power plants, the closed nuclear power plant at Zion, a closed low-level radioactive waste disposal facility near Sheffield and the uranium hexafluoride plant near Metropolis. The program includes periodic collection of samples of air, water, vegetation, milk and fish.

Monken said IEMA has enhanced this monitoring program to detect and quantify material from the Japanese reactors. These enhancements include analyzing air, milk, egg and grass samples from around the state.


http://www3.illinois.gov/PressReleases/ShowPressRelease.cfm?SubjectID=1&RecNum=9304

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Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:11 pm
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As time goes on and more children become sick or die with problems that experts are believed to be caused by radiation, we will continue to see more and more articles.

The question is, are the general public listening or do they really even care?

With my recent the data I have recently received from my GQ GMC-200 geiger counter outside on an air purifier filter (to allow concentration - more visible detections) it is clear to me that this is the best way to go for radiation monitoring.

This articles quote I believe helps to prove that too:

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"We should take this very seriously," said Joseph Mangano, the executive director of the New York-based Radiation and Public Health Project, which researches the impact of nuclear power.

The group obtained results of eight air samples conducted by the EPA in San Diego in the month and a half after the nuclear disaster began.

It found that beta radiation levels in San Diego were more than six times the normal amount. While those are still low levels, the group says its numbers show the radiation may have harmed children.

The research group looked at those most vulnerable – infants – along with a gland susceptible to radiation, the thyroid.


SOURCE: http://www.10news.com/news/study-says-fallout-from-nuclear-disaster-in-fukushima-japan-may-be-harming-local-infants-04042013

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Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:09 am
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It is amazing how many people are still so unaware of the fallout from Fukushima, not just after the accident in 2011 but currently. :shock:

Today at Walgreens a stranger started small talk conversation with my wife and I.

:!: He was surprised to find out this information for the first time.

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