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Testing for radiation

Post by Rob Carson / The News Tribune on March 12, 2011 at 4:10 pm |
March 12, 2011 4:10 pm

Washington state health officials say they don’t expect any change in radiation levels here as a result of the explosion at the nuclear plant in Japan.

But they’ve begun radiation monitoring, just in case.

So far, there have been no elevated readings, despite concerns by some that windblown radiation will cross the Pacific.

“Even in the even of a significant release from the reactor, radiation would be diluted before reaching our state, and levels would be so low no protective action would be necessary,” according to a health department statement issued this afternoon.

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