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Monday, March 28, 2011

Japan : Tiny amounts of radiation from Japan reach Nevada

Via Yahoo Health :

" Nevada has joined several western states in reporting that minuscule amounts of radiation from Japan's damaged nuclear plant are showing up.

But as with the other states, scientists say there is no health risk. Extremely small amounts of the radioactive isotopes iodine-131 and xenon-133 reached a monitoring station by Las Vegas' Atomic Testing Museum this week, said Ted Hartwell, manager of the Desert Research Institute's Community Environmental Monitoring Program.

Hartwell said he's certain the isotopes came from Japan because they're not usually detected in Nevada. But he said the readings were far below levels that could pose any health risks."

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