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    Radiation in the water!

    This is crazy! As jealous as I am at times of the more consistent west coast, I surely am not jealous of this.

    http://banoosh.com/blog/2014/01/01/3...ng-west-coast/

    Would you all still feel comfortable going in the water out there? I wonder if people will stop surfing out there if things continue to get worse…

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    Thats insane. The government is supposed to warn us of dangers, not pull wool over our eyes and pretend like everything is 'ok'.

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    There is another thread about this topic that is up here daily. It's 9 threads down from here now..
    There's some fact and a lot of BS written on tis topic in many articles... I'd still rather be on the west coast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nynj View Post
    There is another thread about this topic that is up here daily. It's 9 threads down from here now..
    There's some fact and a lot of BS written on tis topic in many articles... I'd still rather be on the west coast.
    I just moved to the west coast last month. After the session I had today, it's totally worth it...even though most of this is fear mongering BS. If I lived in Japan I'd be worried. Not here though.

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    I just posted that link 2 days ago on the Fukushima leak thread.

    Thanks for not checking it out and not paying attention to a thread called Fukushima update:Leak.
    Last edited by Doug; Jan 5, 2014 at 11:38 PM.

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    That first video where it's like 150 cpm on the beach.. I believe that is around a little over 1 mircosievert per hour of exposure.. video doesn't really say much that level of radiation isn't much to worry about... in the water is a different story. i know

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    Brode, this is a good post. thanks for posting the video.
    but really now... what is the govt suppose to do? evacuate the entire west coast? I guess we're going to start to see illness related issues soar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFitz73 View Post
    but really now... what is the govt suppose to do?
    I don't know anything about this particular contamination issue, but how about just putting out accurate information about water quality in a way that the public can understand? That seems like a pretty basic and useful role of agencies charged with monitoring the environment?

    The fact that they do a pretty lousy job at testing water quality along east coast beaches (i.e. not testing after rainfall events, not near stormwater outfall locations, not testing for a wide range of contaminants just fecal coliform in many cases) and putting out real advisories (not these cookie cutter "five star beach ratings") doesn't exactly boost my confidence.
    Last edited by mitchell; Jan 5, 2014 at 10:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFitz73 View Post
    Brode, this is a good post. thanks for posting the video.
    but really now... what is the govt suppose to do? evacuate the entire west coast? I guess we're going to start to see illness related issues soar.
    I don't know man. If I did I'd be a rich guy.

    Evacuation is a bit much. But as a surfer it don't know how I'd feel about constantly being exposed to high levels of radiation each time I surf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFitz73 View Post
    Brode, this is a good post. thanks for posting the video.
    but really now... what is the govt suppose to do? evacuate the entire west coast? I guess we're going to start to see illness related issues soar.
    Always better the second time around, ay Mr. Jiz?