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Trace Radiation Linked to Japan Found in NY

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Trace amounts of radiation from Japan's nuclear disaster have been found in New York, state health officials said Tuesday.

 

"The amounts detected are slightly higher than what we are exposed to on a daily basis," said New York State Health Department spokeswoman Claudia Hutton. "It's so slight, it is not considered a health risk," she said.

 

State officials said it was expected that the wind would carry some amounts of radiation overseas as radioactive material spewed from the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima, Japan.

 

Several states, including Washington, Pennsylvania, California and Massachusetts have detected trace amounts of radioiodine-131 in rain water.

 

New York State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah said water and air in New York remains safe.

 

"Our most recent testing has detected extremely low levels of radioactive iodine. We use sophisticated equipment that can detect minute amounts of radiation. We continue to advise New Yorkers that they do not need to take any precautions because of the radioactive emissions from Japan’s nuclear plants," Shah said in a statement.

 

Health department officials said the results in New York are based on the testing of air and water samples at 12 different sites around state.

 

"This is much less radiation that one would be exposed to when getting a dental X-ray," said Hutton.

 

Officials say no elevated radiation was found in milk, only tiny traces in the air and precipitation.

 

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Trace-Radiation-Found-in-New-York-118872639.html

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I think I'll stay indoors. :P

Edited by rr4567

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Ah, nothing better than breathing in your daily dose of nuclear radiation!

 

And the fact that I've been going to Manhattan at least once a week.

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Let me know how that goes. Life goes on for me.

That post was a joke, in reference to this:

We continue to advise New Yorkers that they do not need to take any precautions because of the radioactive emissions from Japan’s nuclear plants,"

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Let me know how that goes. Life goes on for me.

 

Hey great point. If you listen to every damn scare/warning on the news scienctists and medical experts advise on, you will never leave your home.

 

We are all going to die at one point so I feel just go out and let it roll.

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lol im in a weird mood today...dont take me serious at all.

 

maybe it's the radiation? :P

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Is possible, radiation from Japanese food could spread when it rain?

 

On serious matter. Yuki did you have any family in Japan affected by the

quake?

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On serious matter. Yuki did you have any family in Japan affected by the

quake?

 

My grandmother passed away longtime ago.

My unknown grandfather passed away long time ago.

 

Only my father, but he disappear when his company went backrupt when I was little in Japan.

I don't know if he's alive or not.

 

Most of friends I gave tour at MET Museum might be there. I'm going to try to send email to all of them to see if they're OK or not.

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mmm, radiation. soak it up.

 

spoken like a true Italian about to visit the tanning salon

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nothin' like a little extra radiation in the morning ... keeps the blood flowin'

 

Don't forget......A dose of radiation a day keeps the doctor away :(

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It ain't going to make you taller....

 

ain't gonna make me any fatter either. i'm still gonna be a skinny-ass white boy.

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ain't gonna make me any fatter either. i'm still gonna be a skinny-ass white boy.

 

Hey if you ever forget that, walk down Fulton St.

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