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Higher radiation levels detected in 2 Utah cities

RADIATION ALERTS HIT U.S. CITIES Fukishima cited as suspected source of increasing threat Bob Unruh, 16 Dec 13, A private organization that monitors radiation data from network points across the United States issued email alerts today for two Western U.S. cities, Reno, Nev., and St. George, Utah.

The alerts came from the the Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center, which explains its mission is to provide radiation monitoring information from hundreds of sites in Japan and the U.S., including those run by the Environmental Protection Agency.

The warning pinpointed an area “of concern” in St. George, Utah, where background radiation levels more than doubled today from the typical reading.

In Reno, “the current background radiation level has increased suddenly by more than 200 points from the typical average.”……


December 17, 2013 - Posted by | radiation, USA

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