Radiation Test Results From Roof Catchment Water on the Big Island of Hawaii

I noticed this video uploaded to youtube today that is basically a radiation test of water taken from the roof of a catchment system here in the Ainaloa area of the Big Island:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGPGfH20rQ]

Here is what the person said about the video:

…So far, all samples have returned “low” levels.. or basically NO levels of radioactive contamination.

This sample.. recored at 32.1 CPM … falls FAR below the even basic “alert level”… which is 100CPM according to the “radiation network”… http://www.radiationnetwork.com

Unless we get readings OVER 100 CPM.. we really have no cause for worry… right now.. this establishes a ‘baseline’ for us to make future measurements, and compare.

The good news also, is that these levels.. VERY CLOSE to fukushima japan, are LOWER than we see in the Midwest USA .. where I live!…

Why Can’t the County of Hawaii Have Roadside Pick Up of Garbage?

The Big Island does not have curbside pick up of garbage and we have been having a major problem with illegal dumping going on.

As the Big Island grows, I would think we would start thinking more about having the county provide garbage pick up in at least some parts of the county.  A truck could drive by an area once a week and pick up bags by residences that don’t have the means to take their opala to the transfer stations.

Kauai has it (http://www.kauai.gov/Government/Departments/PublicWorks/SolidWaste/RefuseCollection/AutomatedRefuseCollection/tabid/359/Default.aspx)

Kauai County Website

Maui has it (http://www.co.maui.hi.us/index.aspx?NID=763)

Maui County website

And of course Oahu has it (http://www.opala.org/solid_waste/curbside.htm)

Oahu County website

So my question… why can’t the Big Island have it provided by the County?