Feds Blame Cancer Patient Urine For Radioactive Iodine In Drinking Water

(Alexander Higgins)   The feds scoop to a new low offering up cancer patients urinating in their toilets as the excuse for radioactive iodine in the drinking water. Next week they will tell us the iodine is getting into the air from cancer patients pissing in the wind.

As recently reported Japan nuclear radiation has been found in the drinking water in 14 US cities.

The EPA has finally released some of the radiation data it has been collecting:

  • Little Rock milk radiation – 3 times the EPA Maximum
  • Radiation in Philly Drinking Water 73% of federal drinking water standards.
  • Los Angeles milk radiation was above federal drinking water standards.
  • Radiation found in Phoenix milk was almost at the federal drinking water standard.
  • Radioactive Iodine in Boise Idaho rainwater was 130 times above Federal Drinking Water standards.
    • Radioactive Caesium was 13.66 times above federal limit for Caesium-134, 2 year half-life.
    • Radioactive Caesium was 12 times federal limit for Caesium-137, 30 year half-life.
  • Tennessee drinking water was detected with radiation slightly above 1/2 the federal maximum.
  • Radioactive Iodine has been detected in the drinking water across the entire US in the following states: California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Tennessee, Montana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, New Jersey, and Alabama, as well as in Canada.
  • Cesium and Tellurium were found in Boise,  Las Vegas,  Nome and Dutch Harbor, Honolulu, Kauai and Oahu, Anaheim, Riverside, San Francisco, and San Bernardino,  Jacksonville and Orlando, Salt Lake City,  Guam, and Saipan.
  • Uranium-234, with a half-life of 245,500 years has been found in Hawaii, California, and Washington.

Philadelphia’s drinking water tests came in the highest testing with levels of radiation about 73% of federal drinking water standards.

This article on the Philadelphia Inquirer just made me sick to my stomach.

Radioactive iodine in city water spurs enhanced testing

Philadelphia Daily News

benderw@phillynews.com 215-854-5255

The Philadelphia Water Department announced yesterday that it is enhancing its testing procedures and reviewing treatment technology after federal environmental officials found radioactive iodine in the city’s drinking water.

The level of Iodine-131 found at the Queen Lane treatment plant is the highest of 23 sites in 13 states where the particles have appeared following the massive radiation leaks from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Lower levels were found at the city’s two other plants.

But the Iodine-131 in Philadelphia may have no connection to Japan, officials say.


Perhaps more disturbing: Nobody knows exactly how the Iodine-131 – which can cause thyroid cancer if consumed in large quantities or over a prolonged period of time – is getting into Philly’s drinking water.

“At this point, that is not really known,” said EPA spokesman David Sternberg. “We’re investigating.”

Kathryn Higley, a health physicist at Oregon State University, said the most likely source is a nearby or upstream medical facility that treats cancer patients with Iodine-131which can enter the water supply when patients go to the bathroom.

That is an awful lot of iodine for Cancer patients to be urinating into the drinking water. The article goes on to say they will begin treating the water with “carbon as a precautionary measure”. It also noted that radioactive iodine was detected in the water last year but this makes me question whether that statement is really true or not.

[Chris] Crockett [The EPA’s department’s acting deputy commissioner of environmental services] said the Water Department was informed this month [as in April, or within the last few days] that iodine was found in Philadelphia’s water last summer.

Reminds me of the BP Gulf Oil Spill where the EPA made all kinds of denials that the massiveunderwater plumes of oil even existed saying it didn’t make sense because oil floats when they knew for years underwater plumes form from deep sea releases.

Once scientists prove they plumes existed the EPA defended BP tooth and nail saying it couldn’t be proven that the underwater plumes were from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill even though the oil was clearly mapped coming from the macondo well.

This illustration shows a plume of hydrocarbons emanating from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The plume was identified using the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Sentry, instrumented with a TETHYS mass spectrometer. The vehicle made numerous criss-cross penetrations to map the parameters of the 1,100-meter-deep plume. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists, who conducted the NSF-funded work in June 2010, report the plume they measured was 1.2 miles wide and 650 feet high. WHOI developed and operates Sentry.

Eventually it was proven the oil was from the Macondo well and let’s not forget that plumes  many larger than the size of Manhattan are still floating around beneath the surface of the Gulf.
Some time after independent scientists linked the plumes to the BP well the Federal Government admitted it as well and released a comprehensive report on the plumes.

But of course that didn’t happen without  independent scientists making direct claims that the EPA stole their data and covered up the existence of the plumes for BP before the cat was left out of the bag.

Now they want me to believe that radioactive Iodine in the drinking water is from cancer patients urinating in their toilets. What’s next? Do the expect me to believe the radioactive iodine in the air is from cancer patients pissing in the wind? I bet that is how it made its way into the milk as well, right?


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