Tag Archives: Iodine-131

EPA plans to boost radioactivity safety limits up to 100,000-fold increase

By Michael Kane

In 1992, the EPA produced Protective Action Guides to enforce the law following any incident involving the release of radioactive material. According to documents obtained by PEER.org, here is what the EPA is planning to change:

* A 3000 to 100,000-fold hike for exposure to iodine-131;
* A nearly 1000-fold increase for exposure to strontium-90; and
* An almost 25,000 rise for exposure to radioactive nickel-63, writes Michael Kane.

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Video Maps Spread of Radioactivity in Real Time

By Dr. Gerhard Wotawa
Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG)
(Wien, Austria)

Starting from March 15, this video map shows the movement of Iodine-131, a highly radioactive isotope, from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant. To see a global video of the spread of Cesium-137, visit ZAMG and scroll to bottom of page.

NOTE: Because the video can’t be resized to fit article column width without losing motion (or rather, I don’t know how to do it), scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the map. (H/T Coalition of the Obvious)

Also see US Radiation Monitoring Map in Real Time ~ Ed.

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