The government puts labels on cigarettes and warns of the danger to health. People have the right to know and the right to smoke cigarettes if they choose. People have the right to know what is in their milk and decide whether or not they want to drink it.
Could it be that the Canadian government’s involvement in the mining, processing and selling of uranium to other countries, its selling of nuclear technology to the world as well as its profiting from Canada’s own nuclear power plants and nuclear research reactors, makes it not want to draw attention to the dangers of radioactivity?
Earlier we noted that theFukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant continues to give off at least 10 million becquerels of Cesium 134 and 137 every hour. This means that over the almost two years that this crisis has been happening, there have been 10 million x 24 hours per day x 365 days per year x 2 years =175,200,000,000 disintegrations of Cesium 134 and 137 released to the atmosphere.
That goes along with Strontium 90 and 200 other radioisotopes all disintegrating and causing damage to the environment and the humans they come into contact with.
Canadians, Americans and citizens of this planet deserve better than this. To get to that better place happens because of the people and, sometimes, their governments.
The national anthem of Canada, “O Canada,” has lyrics that include “With glowing hearts.” Those lyrics can be taken literally in this Land of Milk and Strontium 90.
Failure to protect its citizens from the possible effects of Fukushima fallout is one of the Canadian government’s greatest and most easily addressed failings. Waiting for the federal government to actually act upon this information is a fool’s game.
A better course could be encouraging government officials and leaders to step up and face the unfortunate facts of Fukushima impacting our western shores. And, of course, carefully monitoring one’s diet and environment to lessen the dangers of this unprecedented, and ongoing, triple meltdown up-current from British Columbia.
Appendix of Our Strontium 90 in Milk Results
November 8/11 – Avalone skim milk – Organic
This month we sprung for the extra bucks and tested for Strontium 90 result: <0.2Bq/l November 8, 2012 – Avalone Whole 3.25% Homo Milk
Strontium 90 :<0.2 Bq/l January 4/12 – Dairyland Skim Milk
Strontium 90 0.3 Bq/l detectible and higher (detection level is 0.2Bq/l and the variation is +/- 0.2 )
February 8/12 – Dairyland Skim Milk
Strontium 90 0.4 Bq/l (detection level 0.2 Bq/l )
May 2012 – Dairyland Skim Milk (different lab #1)
Strontium 90 – below minimum detectible concentration of 0.039 Bq/l
October 2012 – Dairyland Skim Milk (different lab#2)
Strontium 90 – below minimum detection limit of 0.061 Bq/l 9 note detection level 100% higher)