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Radioactive rainwater recorded eastern US

MSNBC - Trace amounts of radioactive iodine linked to Japan's crippled nuclear power station have turned up in rainwater samples as far away as Massachusetts during the past week, state officials said Sunday.

The low level of radioiodine-131 detected in precipitation at a sample location in Massachusetts is comparable to findings in California, Washington state and Pennsylvania and poses no threat to drinking supplies, public health officials said.

Utilities in North and South Carolina also report trace amounts of radiation from the damaged nuclear reactor in Japan. Read more.


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