published Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Fukushima fallout arrives in Oak Ridge

The first evidence of Fukushima fallout in Oak Ridge has been confirmed, with low-level amounts of radioactive I-131 measured in precipitation at three sampling sites, according to information from the Envirionmental Protection Agency's RadNet site.

Owen Hoffman, an expert in radiation risk assessments from environmental contamination, said the data from the March 24 samples in Oak Ridge indicate low levels of radioactive iodine that do not pose a health threat.

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