March 30, 2011

Alaska's Dutch Harbor shows highest radiation in U.S. from Japan crisis

During the worst week of the Japanese nuclear crisis, the EPA's radiation monitor in Dutch Harbor recorded the highest levels of radioactive iodine fallout in the United States among reporting stations, the agency said. Despite the relatively high levels in the Aleutian Island community on March 19 and 20, state and federal health officials say the amounts of radioactive byproducts were way too small to pose a health risk.

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