iodine 131 http://www.kplu.org en Northwest very familiar with Iodine-131 http://www.kplu.org/post/northwest-very-familiar-iodine-131 <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-961351.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-961351.mp3</a></p><p>The small amounts of radioactive Iodine-131 found in milk in Spokane has been causing ripples of concern throughout the Northwest. Officials say the tiny amounts of radiation found in the milk were probably blown over from Japan&rsquo;s stricken nuclear plants.</p><p>Just outside the Tri-Cities, Drex Gauntt&rsquo;s alfalfa fields roll out like a plush emerald shag carpet. One of the ways that cows <a href="http://www.epa.gov/radiation/radionuclides/iodine.html ">can pass Iodine-131 into their milk </a>is by eating grass or hay that&rsquo;s been contaminated with the radioactive isotope. Gauntt says he&rsquo;s not too concerned. Mon, 04 Apr 2011 09:40:12 +0000 Anna King & KPLU News Staff 1119 at http://www.kplu.org Northwest very familiar with Iodine-131