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Explosion at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, Monday, March 14, 2011. (AP Photo/NTV/NNN Japan)

Traces Of Radioiodine Turn Up In Local Air Sample

The Department of Public Health announced on Friday that it detected low levels of radioiodine in an air sample in Massachusetts.

04/01/2011

(AP Photo)

Officials: Test Show No Radiation In State’s Drinking Supply

Health officials in Massachusetts are reporting that no radiation has been discovered in a dozen reservoirs, ponds and rivers that serve as sources of drinking water across the state.

03/31/2011

Corter Leather's Japan Bracelet (credit: corterleather.com)

Brighton Man Making, Selling Bracelets For Japan Relief

It’s a tedious and time consuming process. But 24-year-old Eric Heins spends hours and hours everyday making handmade little leather bracelets.

03/29/2011

Corter Leather's Japan Bracelet (credit: corterleather.com)

Brighton Bracelet Maker Raises Thousands For Japan

Eric Heins is working overtime in his Brighton apartment to fill all the orders he’s getting for his bracelets that he’s making and selling to raise funds for Japan.

03/29/2011

(AP file photo)

Radiation Shows Up In Mass. Rainwater

Massachusetts is continuing to keep a close eye on trace amounts of radiation that is showing up in local rainwater.

03/28/2011

(Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Officials: Low Levels Of Radiation From Japan Found In Mass. Rainwater Sample

Low concentrations of radioiodine likely associated with the nuclear power plant issues in Japan were found in a sample of precipitation, state health officials announced on Sunday.

03/27/2011

Alia Greenbaum is a teacher from Wayland who is stuck in Japan. (credit: Stephen Greenbaum)

Wayland Native Safe In Japan

Wayland native Alia Greenbaum, who was teaching near Sendai, Japan, when the earthquake hit on March 11, is now safe.

03/25/2011

A woman stands on debris in Natori, Miyagi prefecture on March 20, 2011. Workers were close to restoring power to a nuclear plant's overheating reactors as the toll of dead or missing from Japan's worst natural disaster in nearly a century passed 20,000. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

BU, Brown Students Head To Dartmouth Instead Of Japan

Some college students who had been packing their bags to study abroad in Japan are heading to New Hampshire instead.

03/25/2011

Dr. Stuart Harris (pictured above) described the devastation he saw while in Japan.

MGH Doctor: Parts Of Japan “Wiped Away” By Quake, Tsunami

Dr. Stuart Harris was in the northeastern part of Japan with two other doctors from Mass. General to join the relief efforts.

03/22/2011

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant

AG Coakley Raising Concerns About Mass. Nuclear Power Plants

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is raising concerns about two nuclear power plants with designs for spent fuel rod storage that are similar to Japan’s designs.

03/21/2011

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