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Traces of Radiation From Japanese Nuclear Plant Found in Seven States

March 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As a result of the earthquake that hit Japan not so long ago, there is no doubt that the country has been limping back to normalcy, but what has added to the chaos is the consequent damage of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant that has now been found to have emitted radiation which has reached about seven states in the United States.

The states that have recorded traces of the said radiation are Alabama, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Alaska, Nevada, and Washington apart from the Pacific Islands of Guam, Saipan, and the Northern Mariana Islands.


In addition to these states, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts along with North and South Carolina have also registered low levels of radiation after the preliminary state testing was completed.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the radiation levels are low (also known as normal background) and not enough to threaten human life or health. Slightly higher radiation levels were detected in Montgomery, this is also where the radiation monitoring system under National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory is located.

Officials are not surprised with the readings due to the fact that the radiation was brought by winds moving from the west to the east.  With this said, radiation will definitely be detected by radiation monitors that are set up throughout the United States.

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