I guess they did not think anyone would notice if they took the west coast monitors that were showing higher numbers offline.
EPA officials, however, refused to answer questions or make staff members available to explain the exact location and number of monitors, or the levels of radiation, if any, being recorded at existing monitors in California. Margot Perez-Sullivan, a spokeswoman at the EPA’s regional headquarters in San Francisco, said the agency’s written statement would stand on its own.
Critics said the public needs more information.
“It’s disappointing,” said Bill Magavern, director of Sierra Club California. “I have a strong suspicion that EPA is being silenced by those in the federal government who don’t want anything to stand in the way of a nuclear power expansion in this country, heavily subsidized by taxpayer money.”
That being said, go to this site and look for yourself, they are monkeying with the data and that makes me sad. Is this my tax money at work or is this private interest in the nuclear industry? (please don’t turn off my power if it is nuclear)