Scientists Find Radiation in Food Chain

There are 2 comments on the NBC San Diego story from Apr 6, 2012, titled Scientists Find Radiation in Food Chain. In it, NBC San Diego reports that:

Giant kelp off Southern California --such as the plants displayed here from the California Science Center -- were found to harbor radioactive iodine after Japan's nuclear disaster.

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Brookline, MA

#1 Apr 6, 2012
That's 45 I131 half-lives since Fukushima. Fukushima I131 has decayed 35 TRILLION times, and the source is 5000 miles away.

Might I suggest it's Kalifornea's own thyroid cancer patients who are pissing this I131 radioactivity in the environment?

Broadview Heights, OH

#2 Apr 10, 2012
Other medical conditions are also treated with radioactive iodine, including medical conditions of pets, such as cats. The resulting radioactive kitty litter gets thrown in the garbage.

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