[ RadSafe ] I-131 in milk and activity on spinach around Fukushima

Demetrios Okkalides od at tlmq.com
Sun Mar 20 06:27:45 CDT 2011

I am puzled with this. Perhaps it seems OK to find I-131 in milk so soon, 
but in spinach? Can a metal move so fast in a plant's uptake cycle? Does 
this seem reasonable to you?

(Perhaps I should also add that the hysteria here has reached to the point 
where people are afraid they might also have I-131 in their food.)

THEAGENEION Anticancer Hospital

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> Dewey, from CNN-
> "Tainted milk was found 30 kilometers (18 1/2 miles) from the plant and 
> spinach was collected as far as 100 kilometers (65 miles) to the south, 
> almost halfway to Tokyo."
> and
> "Very small amounts -- far below the level of concern -- of radioactive 
> iodine were also detected in tap water in Tokyo and most prefectures near 
> the Fukushima Daiichi plant damaged by last week's monster earthquake and 
> tsunami"
> George Dowell
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