More Radiation found in well at Vernon

There was a recent report  by Susan Smallheer in the Rutland Hearld that Strontium 90 was found in one of the wells at Vernon.   The experts say that the levels are “safe.”   I have two specific concerns.

The first is that the EPA has recently changed the standards of what is safe.   Much higher levels are now regarded as being “safe.”

The second concern is that they only measured the radioactivity of the strontium; the article does mention that other possible radioactive elements were found, such as cesium and cobalt.   Thus, listing a single element can vastly under report the total amount of radioactivity present.

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