How Did Radiation From Japan End Up In Massachusetts?

BOSTON (CBS) – We are a very long way from Japan, so how did that radiation make its way half way around the world?

WBZ-TV’s Melissa Mack reports.

State health experts said even though radioactive iodine has been found in rainwater, there’s no danger to the public drinking water supply.

The radioactive material is pretty diluted by the time it gets here in Massachusetts, and we haven’t had much precipitation lately.

Also See: Personal Annual Radiation Dose Calculator

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One Comment

  1. anon says:

    If the radioactive material is ‘pretty diluted by the time it gets here’, what about the west coast..how ‘diluted’ is it over there? I never would have thought it could have travelled this far across the country, even in a tiny amount.

  2. 1608 says:

    Tell us anything. I think it was always here and you are using Japan to let us know you ——— up.

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