Trace Amounts Of Radioactive Elements Found In Anaheim, Riverside

ANAHEIM (CBS) —  Trace amounts of radioactive elements consistent with the earthquake-damaged nuclear power plant in Japan were detected by monitors in Anaheim and Riverside, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday.

But they also warned the “miniscule amounts” are not harmful and “pose no health concern.”

Similar trace amounts of radioactive iodine, cesium and tellurium were also detected by monitors in San Francisco and Seattle. The material was detected Friday and analyzed over the weekend, according to the EPA.

“The radiation levels detected on the filters from California and Washington monitors are hundreds of thousands to millions of times below levels of concern,” according to an EPA statement.

The agency noted that on a typical day, Americans receive doses of radiation from rocks, bricks and the sun that are 100,000 times higher than what has been detected in material coming from Japan.

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  • mucklucky

    Thanks right, trust me… from the same government and media that has tauted global warming for the last 10 yrs.

    • democratsarefascists

      Count on moonbat Californians to soil their trousers at the first sign of trouble.

    • Fanny Forbes Franklen

      Anyone that believes anything the government says is either a government employee or a degenerate.


  • Baron

    Maybe we’ll be lucky and San Fran, LA and Seattle will all be gone, taking the wonderful flower children with them. Oh darn!

  • Bobster

    I always suspected there was something in the water in California.

  • Robert Smith

    what kind of radiation; Gamma, Alphas or beta’s. Right we receive trace amounts everyday but it is the kind of radiation that is important. Don’t let them off with a slight of hand interpretation. Alpha and Beta Radiation is partical radiation you can breath and not expel.

  • Liz

    And, in a lesser matter, it’s minuscule, not miniscule. Good grief.

    • paul ford

      lebturds – ignorant and uneducated !

    • wally

      MSM reporters… graduates of our finest government schools!

    • Bobp

      Liz, it can be either spelling. One is an alternate.

    • Carlita

      In “Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of English Usage” (1989), part of the entry “miniscule, minuscule,” notes:

      “This spelling [miniscule] was first recorded at the end of the 19th century (minuscule dates back to 1705), but it did not begin to appear frequently in edited prose until the 1940s. Its increasingly common use parallels the increasingly common use of the word itself, especially as an adjective meaning `very small.’ “

  • Anon In USA

    I hope it won’t be bad here, but how can you believe our Gov when its stocked with a gaggle of known liars on both sides of the isles.

    Republican and Democrat are the same exact thing that spit their lies a little differently for their base supporters consumption.

    Obama said he would get us out of the wars, LOL and you all fell for that along with his so called transparency.

    Well the Governments actions are now transparent, as in Invisible!

    Investigate 911 and you will find those were bombs my fellow citizens ( were not civilians ).

    They will never stop on their own, they need to be exposed, charged and incarcerated before we get into more than the 3 wars were in right now.

    • LOL @ ANON

      Maybe you are drinking the water in CA!

    • Mark Alan Walker Ahntholz-Imperl

      we are in two wars the war on terror. Second one is BHOS unconstitutional war, if 911 was an inside job what was your security clearance on 910 and 9/12\

  • AP57

    “The need for enemies seems to be a common historical factor. . . Bring the divided nation together to face an outside enemy, either a real one or else one invented for the purpose. . . In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. . . The real enemy, then, is humanity itself.” – “The First Global Revolution” (1991) published by the Club of Rome. Members of the Club of Rome include: Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, Bill Gates, George Soros, Bill Clinton, David Rockefeller, Ted Turner, Henry Kissinger and author of the Kyoto Protocols Maurice Strong.

    I think this falls under “and the like”

  • jt

    It’s said when you can not trust your Gov. and your neighbor is out only for themselfs

  • jt

    I maen sad

  • Emery

    More Government propaganda. The levels are much higher than admitted. We have the proof! There is not a meltdown going on on the sun either – another dishonest analogy.

  • Horice

    PEOPLE! Don’t Worry! Obama is safe. After starting an illegal war in Libya he fled to Rio with his family on Air Force One at your expense for a vacation away from the radiation.

  • baradgeholly

    should it be residents of orange county, nuclear proponents, get fallout God’s vicious sense of humor obamacare will force them and seniors to pay for abortions on dark women and apostate zionist media breeders who will save us unless we save ourselves!?!

  • Joerocker

    The MSM is the mouth piece for this Corrupt government that WILL NOT tell the truth .
    Show us Actual radiation; Gamma, Alphas or beta’s readings in real time!

  • Ted

    I support the winds. I support dolphins. I support shut-ins. I support women who can only be seen at drive-ins.

  • John Keyes

    What ? The radiation readings probably came from Hollywood, the LAX or from Charlie Sheen”s House.

  • Isaac

    Since there are varying levels of background radiation at practically any location in the world, how did these little fear mongers deduce the radiation was from Japan? Did they look at it real close and find “Made in Japan” stamped on the bottom? And people like this have the right to vote too !

  • Man in Seattle

    I do NOT trust a damn word from any government source. They’ll lie to the bitter end of any crisis and then flee to safety before anybody else finds out. This is promoted from the very top down in Barry Soetoro’s administration, which is controlled by corporate and banking interests. I’m making plans to get out of the U.S. with my young family. We may return in a few years after the complete collapse.

  • Mick Russom

    Why wont they say what was detected, how much was detected and which kinds of ionizing radiation is detected, where (Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Philippines, California, etc,) when and at what rates?

    I want to know how much fission products have been detected, including Strontium, Iodine, Cesium, Plutonium, uranium, Xenon, etc, and how much ionizing radiation has been detected and what is is, alpha, beta, gamma.

    I don’t care about ionizing radiation so much as hot particles, alpha emitters than get into your body and don’t come out and give you long term ionizing radiation.

    People talk about doses of radiation, but radiation isn’t the problem as much as having emitters embedded in your biology.

  • Ma

    This is radiation from Japan from March 11th.

    Their nuclear plants are still leaking radiation!

    We’ll get more radiation every day that the winds blow east and bring it to the U.S. ?

  • jim

    These readings are so low that they can only be identified by the energy spectra of the decay products. Here’s an analogy- a million tiny blue raindrops a day fall on your head, from natural sources. Mixed in with those are three hundred pink raindrops, from a breached nuclear reactor. The only way to tell a pink from a blue is with instruments of superb sensitivity.

    There is no possibility of harm from the amount of radiation coming from Japan. Any given aboveground nuclear test from the fifties and sixties released more radiation than if you completely vaporized all six reactors at Fukushima.

    • Averageman

      What flavor kool aid do you prefer?

      • PO'd in PA

        I’m thinking government flavored…

  • bob

    Question: if the radiation is so far below naturally occuring radiation then how is it that it was detected?!?!

  • PNW

    Radiation is now pouring out. The water is toxic. The food is toxic. Exports are being rejected as toxic. They’re going to have to evacuate 127 million people from Japan, probably after it’s too late for many. It is over for them. The Japanese government will fall once the people get angry enough. Possible Black Swan event.

    Our local news just did a trivial, 30 second snippet on the thousands and thousands of Japanese arriving at the airport here. These are just the awake ones with the sense and the means. We haven’t seen anything yet, but hey, look over here at all these cruise missiles blowing stuff up! How cool is that?

  • Rick

    All you conspiracy people, here is a link to a real time monitoring station on Ustream.

    • Ralph Siegler

      Just by the background cpm, I can tell that station is using insensitive probe that responds to mostly gamma rays, utterly useless for detecting even somewhat significant amounts of I-131. Of course, I will agree that the current levels of an event every few seconds per cubic meter of air from Japan is lower than miniscule, inconsequential. But that homebrew station needs to modify his setup if he wants to prove anything.

  • Bob Jameson

    New 12 second clip of Fukushima radiation dispersion:

    Reactor 2 at last check hit a record 500 millisieverts and is climbing, which unfortunately means the subsequent dispersion cloud will be even more potent.

    Better stock up on canned tuna before we get new stock with both mercury and radiation. Costco has 12 packs of cans with 2014 best by dating.

  • Joerocker

    We don’t TRUST anything the MSM or the payed bloggers working for the government controlled MSM say!
    Report Actual radiation levels in real time and WE will see for ourself.

    • Ralph Siegler

      the actual levels ARE reported on website, only a single decay per several seconds per cubic meter of air on west coast due to xenon and iodine. That is of no consequence, the wonder is that such sensitive instruments exist. The problem is for areas within hundreds of kilometers at present, not the USA. Anyone in USA should be far more concerned about the radioactive contamination from coal burning plants, that’s of greater concern than this almost zero level from Japan

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