Radiation from Japan Nuclear Meltdown detected in rainwater in the US

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said Sunday that very low concentrations of radioiodine-131 that were likely from the Japanese power plant severely damaged by the earthquake and tsunami earlier this month have been detected in a sample of rainwater. Officials did not say where the sample was taken.

The agency said the sample was taken in the past week and is one of more than 100 around the country. It is part of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency network that monitors for radioactivity.

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  1. Now’s the time to ban nuclear electricity. It costs to much. We’ll be paying for it for the nxt 24,000 years. Really dumb idea.

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