EPA deploying more radiation monitors to West Coast — Refuses to answer questions

EPA deploys more radiation monitors to the West Coast, San Jose Mercury, March 15, 2011:

As public concern grows about radiation from Japan possibly drifting to the West Coast of the United States, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced that it will deploy more electronic monitors that measure radiation levels in the air.

The monitors, which detect gamma radiation and radioactive particles, will be set up in “parts of the Western U.S. and U.S. territories,” the agency said in a statement.

EPA officials, however, refused to answer questions or make staff members available to explain the exact location and number of monitors, or the levels of radiation, if any, being recorded at existing monitors in California. Margot Perez-Sullivan, a spokeswoman at the EPA’s regional headquarters in San Francisco, said the agency’s written statement would stand on its own. …

“It’s disappointing,” said Bill Magavern, director of Sierra Club California. “I have a strong suspicion that EPA is being silenced by those in the federal government who don’t want anything to stand in the way of a nuclear power expansion in this country, heavily subsidized by taxpayer money.” …

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11 comments to EPA deploying more radiation monitors to West Coast — Refuses to answer questions

  • soozla

    The EPA is more than willing to lie to the people.

  • Jean

    The EPA is lying and BS-ing already. This statement is a good example. Since when have the feds been transparent and available?

    As part of the federal government’s continuing effort to make our activities and science transparent and available to the public, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will continue to keep all RadNet data available in the current online database.


  • Daniel Hughes

    Why would the EPA need to be silenced? They silence themselves like every other corrupt, evil government organization.

    Readers of FOSL know this all too well.

  • ivanthedestroyer77

    I know during the Chernobyl incident Rad-Monitors went off in the US. I had a family member working at said Plant. Additionally, this tragedy is exponentially worse then Chernobyl … the governments don’t want any Panic, that’s their only concern, the fear that they may lose control.

    The One Reactor alone (#4) with the Fuel Pond Fire … well that Pond has” 30-years of Rods,” including plutonium elements. This is VERY, VERY BAD!

    Last I heard Obama was playing with his golf balls!!

  • Afu

    According to France’s Nuclear Safety Agency Fukushima is about to release 10 to 50 % as much radioactive material as Chernobyl did in 1986.

    Radioactivity north of Tokyo (unclear distance) is 16 mSv / hour (as of 03 16 11 morning) that is to say 100 000 times natural level.
    At that level, cancer risk increases significantly after 6 hours. Lethal problems would appear after 72 hours of continous exposure.

    Apparently situation 80 km north of Fukushima in Sendai is still normal.

  • Jean

    Not only does Obama have time to play golf, he’s busy picking his NCAA brackets. Thanks to rense.com for that exciting information. If anyone cares, there’s a link to the White House blog to see his picks.

  • xdrfox

    You will probably never hear about the deaths due to radiation, those numbers of poor people will be added in the the quake tsunami victims.

    : (

  • Dixie

    All government agencies have lost their credibility especially the EPA after the Gulf disaster. They say it’s ok you can bet it is NOT!

  • Dixie

    BTW if things are fine and we have nothing to worry about why is the government buying up all the potassium iodide?????


  • xdrfox

    So we ‘can not’ get it in a timely manner ?

  • xdrfox

    France has it wrong because they do not know the facts… there are 100’s of times more fuel at work here alone, more means worse 100’s of times more radioactivity plus making it worse then worse some of these are Plutonium reactors !

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