9th May 2014 – Dangerous Radioactive Contamination Found in an Iraqi Village
The official environmental authority in the Iraqi governorate of Missan, which is located 390 kilometres away from Baghdad, has announced the discovery of dangerous radioactive contamination that is attributed to the 2003 US-led war on Iraq.
Abdel Khalek Mahmoud, an environmental expert, told the New Arab that “radioactive contamination in Iraq is divided into two types: The first, which is rarely found in Iraq, is high-level radioactivity that can be discovered by electronic devices.
The second is low-level radioactivity, which is more difficult to discover. It was caused by the waste of depleted uranium that was used by the US in its 2003 war on Iraq. This is abundantly found and it has caused a lot of lethal damage in the country.
Comment: They also mention animal deaths in this report, which suggests the food supply in this area has contamination.
15th August 2015 – Kiwis exposed to radiation in seafood – study
Levels of caesium were of minimal dietary concern, but levels of polonium could “contribute significantly to the dietary does of ionising radiation for high seafood consumers, although the magnitude varies considerably depending on the composition of seafood species consumed
They found levels in New Zealand were the same as found in other countries, which suggested the radiation was a worldwide result of global nuclear testing rather than the 2011 Fukushima incident.
SEAFOOD WITH HIGHER CONCENTRATED RADIATION LEVELS:
30th October 2013 – West Auckland Radiation Monitor sent an email to the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries.
“Is NZ doing any testing for radioactivity in ocean-run fish?”
They received this report.
All results were well within Codex limits, with the highest results being 76.7Bq/kg for 137Cs and 57.4Bq/kg for 134Cs.
The highest level of 137Cs detected Mackerel was 3.23Bq/kg.
The codex limit for these radionuclides is 1000Bq/kg, which applies to foods for a year following a nuclear incident.
I-131 must not be more than 100 Bq/kg.
Strontium-90 must not be more than 100 Bq/kg
90 Sr was not detected in any of the fish samples, and was not tested for in the tea samples.
A 1000Bq/kg is way to high an international standard for Cesium. Recent research is suggesting 5 Bq/kg or less for children is more realistic, but preferably none! I certainly would not be using tea that had a total of 134 Bg/kg of detected Cesium in it. In my opinion it is criminal to allow anyone, particularly children or pregnant mothers, to consume tea at these levels of contamination!
If Cesium is present it is very likely other isotopes are also!
Full Report June 2013:
Current advice to importers;
25th November 2012 – Infant Powered Milk from New Zealand in South Korea
29th August 2012 – Yogurt New Zealand