|Radioactivity in US from Japan|
|Monday, 04 April 2011 12:57|
Looks like some radioactive material has made it to the US. No danger as of now. Let's hope that trend continues.
EPA STATEMENT: Update on Ongoing Monitoring
WASHINGTON – As a result of the incident with the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, several EPA air monitors have detected very low levels of radioactive material in the United States consistent with estimates from the damaged nuclear reactors. These detections were expected and the levels detected are far below levels of public-health concern.
In addition to iodine-131, EPA monitors have also identified trace amounts of other isotopes, which we expected to see because they are consistent with releases from the damaged Japanese nuclear reactors.
To see results from these precipitation samples, please visit www.epa.gov/japan2011/docs/rert/radnet-precipitation-final.pdf