Pennsylvania... ALERT!... Rainwater Samples Indicate Radioactive Iodine-131 at 3,300% Above 'Safe' Level!

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Thu, 03/31/2011 - 3:22pm.

Governor Tom Corbett emphasized that 'the drinking water is safe and there is no cause for health concerns'... (This man apparently has no clue where drinking water comes from! He's not worried  about radioactive contamination... EPA took care of that... they simply raised the 'safe level' for radioactive Iodine-131 exposure! See related article... ~ SadInAmerica)

Governor Corbett Says Public Water Supply Testing Finds No Risk to Public From Radioactivity Found in Rainwater, Pennsylvania Office of the Governor, March 28, 2011:

[Emphasis Added]

… The [Iodine-131] numbers reported in the rainwater samples in Pennsylvania range from 40-100 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). Although these are levels above the background levels historically reported in these areas, they are still about 25 times below the level that would be of concern. The federal drinking water standard for Iodine-131 is three pCi/L.

On Friday, rainwater samples were taken in Harrisburg, where levels were 41 pCi/L and at nuclear power plants at TMI and Limerick, where levels were 90 to 100 pCi/L.

Corbett emphasized that the drinking water is safe and there is no cause for health concerns. …

"Rainwater is not typically directly consumed," Corbett said. "However, people might get alarmed by making what would be an inappropriate connection from rainwater to drinking water. By testing the drinking water, we can assure people that the water is safe." …

Read the release HERE.

See also: EPA: Radioactive Iodine-131 levels in PA & MA rainwater "exceed maximum contaminant level permitted in drinking water"

 

Read more:

 

March 29, 2011 - EnergyNews

 

See related article

EPA Plans to Reduce Cleanup of Nuclear Fallout

 

The NEW EPA 'SAFE' Limits!

  • A nearly 1000-fold increase for exposure to strontium-90;

  • A 3000 to 100,000-fold hike for exposure to iodine-131; and

  • An almost 25,000 rise for exposure to radioactive nickel-63.

 

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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Thu, 03/31/2011 - 3:22pm.