Radiation From Japan Hits Nevada
Nevada and other western states have been recipients of small amounts of radiation courtesy of Japan.
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…
California, Colorado, Hawaii and Washington have also reported tiny amounts of radiation from the Japan accident. Officials have said those levels also are not harmful.
Government officials tell us that by the time the materials travel 10,000 miles across the Pacific, they are dispersed and diluted and have no harmful effects.Click here for reuse options!
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