From a San Francisco Bay area network news outlet. http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/01/31/internet-postings-stoke-bay-area-fears-of-nuclear-fallout-from-japan-fukushima-disaster/
I only excerpted the last part of the article for the quote below. I particularly like the last sentence.
<quote>“I mean we are living in a world which is radioactive,” he explains matter-of-factly. “We still see Cesium 137 back from the atmospheric tests in the 40s & 50s. We still see that. It’s, in a way, part of our natural background now.”
It’s a natural background so rich and complex that tracking cesium from Fukushima isn’t so much a task of measuring it, but parsing it out from what’s already there.
Of course, not everyone is convinced by Vetter’s assurance that, for now, Fukushima presents no health threats on the West Coast. There is widespread distrust of scientists that some see as too closely related to the nuclear power industry. Vetter admits he receives much of his funding from the Department of Energy, but he insists he has no reason to misrepresent his findings.
“That’s a very good question,” he admits. “Trust is something very precious. I certainly live in California. I have family here in California. I’m also concerned about my family, my neighbors and my friends. If you don’t want to trust us, who is it you want to trust?”</quote>
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