Do you live in Portland? With the big Columbia flowing past, its hard to believe there would ever be any water shortages there.
I read the Columbia is radioactive from Plutonium runoff at Hanford Nuclear Bomb plant. The question is simply how much will cause cancer in you?
Since none of us evolved around Pu-239, the answer is that no amount of ingested/inhaled heavy, unstable, man-made radioisotopes are safe for you. Regardless of the fact that the useless Feds keep raising the maximum Federal Water standard radiation readings, without any medical evidence it is safe to do so.
Look at the mess this Federal Government has produced at home and abroad. Overflowing with incompetence and willful negligence. Bought off at every turn by Lobbyists in Washington D.C.
Considering the Feds authorized Fracking, we’d be far better off just firing everyone in Washington, and transferring authority to local cities who have to drink this draino. Who from California would want to move to the urban Coal mining tailings of Pennsylvania or the Fracking Fields all over the rest of the US? Who can drink out of the tap anymore there without getting sick? The Great Lakes also have a nuke fuel reprocessing plant caught leaking right on the shore. I don’t think you have to worry about a California invasion. You should be worried about a Florida invasion when it goes under water all the way in a few more years! People can live without washing cars and green lawns. They can’t live in Miami’s Flooded Salt Water streets if it gets much higher.
The good news, for the US is that Dr. Jeff Masters and his pals at Weather Underground have spotted conditions favorable for a large El Nino later in the year. That’s bad news for me, as it is the harbinger of strong and plentiful typhoons in the Western Pacific.