Send that Berkeley Prof. to Fukushima for the rest of his miserable life.
The radioactive Fukushima plume will bombard the west coast for many, many decades.
Possibly related info:
– CBS: “Health officials are investigating radiation levels” along coast near San Francisco after finding “higher than typical readings” — UC Berkeley Professor: “Absolutely no correlation” with nuclear disaster; Compares eating banana to drinking water from Fukushima plant (VIDEO) (ENENews, Jan 7, 2014):
CBS San Francisco, Jan. 6, 2014: Health officials are investigating radiation levels along the San Mateo County coast after a video surfaced online showing Geiger counter readings five times higher than normal at a Pacifica Beach [actually detected at Surfer’s Beach, about 10 miles south of Pacifica] […] in a blog posting [the man says] that he has been monitoring levels in the area for two years before noticing a sudden spike in radiation at the end of December. […] County health officials began investigating the incident on December 28th. They also found higher than typical readings while doing an independent survey […]
Edward Morse, professor of nuclear engineering at UC Berkeley, Jan. 6, 2014: Someone going around for the first time with a Geiger counter is likely to discover these great variations in levels form time to time [See CBS report above: Man who filmed video “has been monitoring levels in the area for two years before noticing a sudden spike”]. That’s absolutely no correlation with anything that happened in Fukushima.
Morse does not address the findings of the San Mateo County environmental health director who detected radiation levels “about five times the normal amount” at a Bay Area beach last week.
Dec. 4, 2013 interview with Morse: “Nobody is exposed to any dangerous levels of anything […] I haven’t seen a single record of anything that would be of concern.” […] Morse has a series of responses he rattles off to those who ask him about Fukushima-related health risks. For example, if an individual were to regularly drink water from the outer harbor around Fukushima for a full year […] the radiation exposure would be equivalent to that of flying in an airplane for just a few hours, he said. And while naysayers may respond that the comparison of an internal exposure to an external one is unfair, Morse has a follow-up: A single banana naturally contains higher rates of radioactivity than a roughly equivalent amount of that contaminated harbor water.
Some ‘naysayers’ may also find that comparison unfair as well, like this physician originally from Kyoto, Japan: “Human bodies know what to do with the naturally occurring radiation [in bananas for example]. Our bodies do not absorb them unnecessarily. […] Artificial radiation as a result of nuclear fission is a different matter.”