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Slight increase in CA radiation levels due to Fukushima Disaster
Summary is below. See link for entire article. The level of increase is said to be very slight, not enough to endanger human health.
A monitor in Sacramento maintained by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today showed slight increases in radiation from sources that are likely from troubled nuclear energy reactors in Japan.
The recent increases remain within normal background levels, the EPA said, which vary according to atmospheric conditions…
Another monitor in Sacramento, maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization, also picked up elevated radiation levels. This monitor, which is far more sensitive, detected "miniscule quantities" of the radioactive isotope xenon-133, the agency stated...
The origin was determined to be consistent with a release from the Fukushima reactors in northern Japan.
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/03/18/3486932/epa-measures-slight-radiation.html#ixzz1H0hXIdf9