06 Apr '11, 12am

FAQs re: #radiation in rain, milk, drinking water:

EPA is beginning to receive verbal reports of elevated but trace levels of radioactive iodine in precipitation samples analyzed by State laboratories. EPA is analyzing our own RadNet samples at this time to confirm these reports. In the coming days, EPA will also issue guidance to communities on this. We continue to expect similar reports from state agencies and others across the nation given the nature and duration of the Japanese nuclear incident. EPA, and many international environmental agencies, routinely engage in studies or analysis of trans-boundary air pollution. Intercontinental transport is a well documented process, and EPA would expect the conditions that allow for long-range air pollution transport to also support the transport of radioactive particles from Asia to North America and across the northern hemisphere. EPA expects the measured levels to be extreme...

Full article: http://www.epa.gov/japan2011/japan-faqs.html

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