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Monitoring for increased levels of radioactive material in the US as a result of the incident with the Fukushima nuclear incident in Japan
  • Published Date:
    3/27/11
  • Source:
    HAN ; 320
  • Language:
    English
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
  • Series:
  • Description:
    Sunday, March 27, 2011, 12:20 EDT (12:20 AM EDT)

    CDCHAN-00320-2011-03-27-ADV-N

    A s a result of the incident with the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, highly sensitive radiation monitors operated by EPA and others are detecting very low levels of radioactive material in the air in the United States. These levels were expected and consistent with estimated releases from the damaged nuclear reactors and are far below levels of public health concern.

    Elevated levels of radioactive material in rainwater have also been expected as a result of the nuclear incident after the events in Japan, since radiation is known to travel in the atmosphere. There have been reports received that several states including Pennsylvania and Massachusetts have detected elevated levels of radiation in rainwater following recent precipitation events.

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