Radiation from Japan can get in the West Coast of the US?

Can the nuclear radiation travel all the way to the West Coast of the United States, or even all around the world?

Yes, nuclear radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear accidents can reach the West Coast of the USA. In fact they have.

Apparently a monitoring system in Sacramento, Calif., has detected radioactive traces. These include Iodine-131, Iodine-132, Tellurium-132 and Cesium-137. The EPA however says these amounts are miniscule and not posing a threat to human or environmental health. In Washinton also small traces of the radioactive gas Xenon were detected. Again, apparently not posing a concern.

While the EPA emphasizes that the normal daily dose of radiation is 100,000 times higher than the radiation found at these monitoring stations, we do not believe that Xenon and cesium for example occur naturally.

Perhaps the human immune system can cope with such small amounts, who knows. But as we did not evolve with them over the last 40,000 years or so, they probably just add to the chemical soup we have made of our environment since the Industrial Revolution. Not good!

AlternateEnergySources.com Team

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