Dear Mr Key,
You own a home in Hawaii.
An open letter from dairy farmers on the Big Island of Hawaii shares some solutions for working with radiation problems in milk.
Dear Milk Share Members,
Our goal to offer high quality safe food to our community has recently been challenged in the reality of the radioactivity being released into our environment. In the past weeks radioactive levels have increased in Hawaii, with high spikes and a more current leveling off of radiation levels. Milk from the large dairies in Hamakua and Hawi has shown elevated levels of radiation, from 400 to 2400 times the recognized safe levels.
Radiation on Hawaii is many times over the maximum safety levels. I assume that such information is important to you as you take your family for holidays in Hawaii and you might not want to expose your children to milk or other dairy products containing such levels of radiation.
While according to most scientists the worst of the fall out of the (Now acknowledged) meltdown reactors will stay on the Northern atmosphere radiation 10 times more than the Chernobyl fall out has been detected more than 30 km of the Japanese coast in the Pacific Ocean and today the news reached us that another leak is feared in a part of the Fukushima nuclear facility but imports of goods of Japan are still permitted and planes fly from Tokyo to Auckland on a daily base added to that we are importing huge amounts of foodstuffs from the Northern hemisphere (America, China etc.) on a daily base. Russia stopped the import of Japanese cars after a transport of cars was found to be radioactively contaminated.
My question to you is:
What kind of precautions are taken to minimise radioactive contamination of our soils through imports such as cars, electronics and foods and why does the site of the National Radiation laboratory not place updates to inform us about the current state of the Fukushima plant?
The last update was on the 23th of March indicating that the site serves to inform us about the events in Japan yet the fact that three reactors are in meltdown surely an important development, is not mentioned.