Is Radioactive Rain Showering Down on South Korea?

Several Korean and other media outlets are downplaying the probability of radioactive materal being rained down on South Korea. See here, "South Korea's nuclear safety agency reported a small level of radioactive iodine and caesium particles in rain in the south but said it was not enough to be a public health concern."

here "Authorities said radiation levels in the rain posed no health threat."

and here. " "The concentration of iodine in the air and rain were well below permissible levels and posed no risks to public health or the environment," KINS said.

Even the radiation threat is being downplayed by U.S. government officials thousands of miles away from the disaster area in northeast Japan. See here.But others disagree: "Radiation falling with rain can cover grass that is eaten by cows and other animals. It can also fall on food crops or accumulate in reservoirs that are used for irrigation or drinking water. Seafood can also be affected."

Dangers from radiation that is wafting over the United States from the Fukushima power plant disaster and falling with rain have been downplayed by government officials and others, who say its impacts are so fleeting and minor as to be negligible.

Source: The Bay Citizen (http://s.tt/12cP

Dangers from radiation that is wafting over the United States from the Fukushima power plant disaster and falling with rain have been downplayed by government officials and others, who say its impacts are so fleeting and minor as to be negligible.

Source: The Bay Citizen (http://s.tt/12cPv)

Dangers from radiation that is wafting over the United States from the Fukushima power plant disaster and falling with rain have been downplayed by government officials and others, who say its impacts are so fleeting and minor as to be negligible.

Source: The Bay Citizen (http://s.tt/12cPv)

Dangers from radiation that is wafting over the United States from the Fukushima power plant disaster and falling with rain have been downplayed by government officials and others, who say its impacts are so fleeting and minor as to be negligible.

Source: The Bay Citizen (http://s.tt/12cPv)

Dangers from radiation that is wafting over the United States from the Fukushima power plant disaster and falling with rain have been downplayed by government officials and others, who say its impacts are so fleeting and minor as to be negligible.

Source: The Bay Citizen (http://s.tt/12cPv)

However, others are not so sure there is no problem. For example, Fairwinds Associates

"Clearly we're witnessing one of the greatest disasters in modern time."

AREVA Executive VP

March 21, 2011

Who is AREVA? A global leader in nuclear energy.

So, who are we to believe? I know who I believe.

 

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