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Radioactive Iodine Taints Japan’s Tap Water

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Posted on Mar 19, 2011
AP / The Yomiuri Shimbun, Yasushi Kanno

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant before the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Adding to safety fears for those in Japan, the government there has reportedly found trace amounts of radioactive iodine in the tap water of six areas, including Tokyo.

While the levels did not exceed safety limits, the news follows a ban earlier in the day on the sale of food products originating from near the site of the Fukushima nuclear power station. —JCL

The Guardian:

The Japanese government has reported that trace amounts of radioactive iodine have been detected in tap water in Tokyo and five other areas, amid concerns about leaks from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power station.

The ministry says the amounts did not exceed government safety limits, but the announcement has added to safety fears among the Japanese people. Earlier in the day, Japan banned the sale of food products from near Fukushima after finding elevated radiation levels in spinach and milk from the area’s farms.

The International Atomic Energy Agency said: “Though radioactive iodine has a short half-life of about eight days and decays naturally within a matter of weeks, there is a short-term risk to human health if radioactive iodine in food is absorbed into the human body.”

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By Montana, March 28, 2011 at 5:53 pm Link to this comment
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When I was a kid I lived in Utah, and the Boy Scouts was taken over by Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS Church). This, so called religion, practices underage polygamy, they send the boy s off on missions to divide the underage sisters among the dirty old men of the clan. Now when these underage girls get pregnant, these same dirty old men, send them to the state to get their welfare checks . You should see some of the palace homes that are paid with welfare checks (not on just one of course). By the way this is the newest religion that was created right here in United States of America, I guess their also in AZ, CA, NM, TX, NV, CO, OK. When someone hides behind religion to do or say something that is wrong we should stand up and point it out (right the wrong). Someone should ask Glenn Beck about it, he seems to have all the answers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iisl-xH3Xs

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By PatrickHenry, March 20, 2011 at 8:53 pm Link to this comment

Capt Suave,

You bet it would sux.

The genie is out of the bottle and being a virus it will go viral and spread, lets hope not to our nukes and Siemans controlled infrastructure.

The law of karma is a bitch.

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By hogrina@tt.net, March 20, 2011 at 2:34 pm Link to this comment
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Hogorina Says:

March 20, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Reply
GLENN BECK’S TEA PARTY GOD

GLENN BECK USES DOUBLE SPEAK, ( LOCK JAWED ), AS TO
WHAT MESSAGE HIS GOD MIGHT BE SENDING TO JAPAN, WHILE
THIS NATION IS EXPERIENCI­NG IT’S PRESENT PREDICAMEN­T.
ACTUALLY, THERE ARE MANY ORIENTAL AND WESTERN WORLD
GODS, THAT HAVE HUNCKERED DOWN WITHIN THAT NATION
SINCE WW11, UNDER THE LATE PRESIDENTI­AL POLITICAL
GANGSTER, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, PSEUDO DEMOCRACIE­S’
FROM THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE­. HAS LED THE FIELD OF
CRIMINALIT­Y WITHIN ILLEGAL INVESTMENT­S. THIS
SYNDICATED NETWORK HAS NESTED ON ITS FINANCIAL ROOST
FOR MANY YEARS GLOBALLY, WITH SUCH POLITICAL
INVESTMENT­S, ( GODS OF THEFT ), AND ALL OF A SUDDEN
HAVE BECOME POLITICALL­Y RETROACTIV­ATED, BEING
SMOTHERED WITHIN, WHILE FALLING INTO THE CLUTCHES OF
MOTHER NATURE’S WRATH. MONEY-HUNG­RY INVESTORS’ HAVE
CREATED THE MASSIVE RADIATION KILLING FIELDS, IN
ALLYING WITH A ROYALTY OF PROFESSION­ALS, OF WHOM
SADDLE THE DEBT OF WELCOMED GAMMA RAYS, WITH RUN-AWAY
GLOBALIZED MARKETING FINANCIAL RACKETEERS­. IS BECK
SPEAKING OF ZIONISM’S GOD, ISRAEL’S GOD, JUDAH’S GOD,
OR CATHOLOCIS­M’S GOD OR PROTESTANT­ISM’S GOD, OR
MAYBE, THE GOD’S OF FOOLS THAT PREY UPON HELPLESS
SOULS, THAT ARE SUFFERING WITHIN JAPAN. FOOLS RUSH IN
WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD. GLENN BECK HAD BETTER ASK
HIS OWN GOOD AND GREAT GOD WHAT JAPAN MUST DO, WITH
OUT PULLING DOWN THE WRATH OF ANY GOD, THAT
SUPPOSEDLY HAS NO BODY PARTS OR PASSIONS, A GOD THAT
HEARS NOR KNOWS ANYTHING. JAPAN NEEDS MAN’S HELP
INSTEAD OF POLITICAL PULPIT POUNDING! MONEY TALKS
WHILE IMAGINARY GODS SLEEP!

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By TDoff, March 20, 2011 at 1:27 pm Link to this comment

If there were traces of radioactive iodine found throughout the US as a result of the Japanese Fukushima incident, you can bet our governments would immediately take action!

Politicians would unite, and in a burst of poly-partisanship, quickly, secretly, under the provisions of the ‘Patriot Act’, pass a regulation that would provide that ‘The acceptable safety levels of radioactive iodine in potable water shall be regularly adjusted, on a weekly or daily basis, as needed, to equal more than ten times the amount of actual radioactive iodine found’.

This would insure that Pols could honestly say, no matter the severity of the disaster, that the current levels of radioactivity are less than one tenth the acceptable safety level, thus easing public fears.

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By rico, suave, March 19, 2011 at 8:30 pm Link to this comment

PatHenry:

Stuxnet.

Good one.

Would that suck or what?

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By Hogorina, March 19, 2011 at 8:00 pm Link to this comment
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POLITICAL SCIENCE VS GAMMA RAYS

GLENN BECK USES DOUBLE SPEAK, ( LOCK JAWED ), AS TO
WHAT MESSAGE HIS GOD MIGHT BE SENDING TO JAPAN, WHILE
THIS NATION IS EXPERIENCI­NG IT’S PRESENT PREDICAMEN­T.
ACTUALLY, THERE ARE MANY ORIENTAL AND WESTERN WORLD
GODS, THAT HAVE HUNCKERED DOWN WITHIN THAT NATION
SINCE WW11, UNDER THE LATE PRESIDENTI­AL POLITICAL
GANGSTER, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, PSEUDO DEMOCRACIE­S’
FROM THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE­. HAS LED THE FIELD OF
CRIMINALIT­Y WITHIN ILLEGAL INVESTMENT­S. THIS
SYNDICATED NETWORK HAS NESTED ON ITS FINANCIAL ROOST
FOR MANY YEARS GLOBALLY, WITH SUCH POLITICAL
INVESTMENT­S, ( GODS OF THEFT ), AND ALL OF A SUDDEN
HAVE BECOME POLITICALL­Y RETROACTIV­ATED, BEING
SMOTHERED WITHIN, WHILE FALLING INTO THE CLUTCHES OF
MOTHER NATURE’S WRATH. MONEY-HUNG­RY INVESTORS’ HAVE
CREATED THE MASSIVE RADIATION KILLING FIELDS, IN
ALLYING WITH A ROYALTY OF PROFESSION­ALS, OF WHOM
SADDLE THE DEBT OF WELCOMED GAMMA RAYS, WITH RUN-AWAY
GLOBALIZED MARKETING FINANCIAL RACKETEERS­. IS BECK
SPEAKING OF ZIONISM’S GOD, ISRAEL’S GOD, JUDAH’S GOD,
OR CATHOLOCIS­M’S GOD OR PROTESTANT­ISM’S GOD, OR
MAYBE, THE GOD’S OF FOOLS THAT PREY UPON HELPLESS
SOULS, THAT ARE SUFFERING WITHIN JAPAN. FOOLS RUSH IN
WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD. GLENN BECK HAD BETTER ASK
HIS OWN GOOD AND GREAT GOD WHAT JAPAN MUST DO, WITH
OUT PULLING DOWN THE WRATH OF ANY GOD, THAT
SUPPOSEDLY HAS NO BODY PARTS OR PASSIONS, A GOD THAT
HEARS NOR KNOWS ANYTHING. JAPAN NEEDS MAN’S HELP
INSTEAD OF POLITICAL PULPIT POUNDING! MONEY TALKS
WHILE IMAGINARY GODS SLEEP!

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By radson, March 19, 2011 at 7:57 pm Link to this comment

Well Rico get the flying fuck outda there while you still can.

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By rico, suave, March 19, 2011 at 7:14 pm Link to this comment

There are trace amounts of radioactive iodine in MY water. I live on the east coast.

STOP IT!!!

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By The Rad Rider, March 19, 2011 at 2:57 pm Link to this comment
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Please find out where the waste water from the
reactor drenching is being stored. I strongly
suspect that proper holding vessels are not
being employed and that contaminated waste
water is returning to the ocean.

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By PatrickHenry, March 19, 2011 at 2:52 pm Link to this comment

Stuxnet virus to thank?

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T101004003493.htm

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