BOSTON (AP) — 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.
The surface water was tested after officials detected very low concentrations of radioiodine-131 in a single sample of rainwater.READ MORE: Hurley: Even In Defeat, Tom Brady Just Delivers
That radiation was likely from the Japanese power plant severely damaged by the earthquake and tsunami. Officials said it did not pose a health risk.
Officials said the latest testing was conducted as a precaution.READ MORE: Jayson Tatum Scores 51 In Celtics' 116-87 Rout Of Wizards
The surface water testing was completed in addition to analyses of raw drinking water samples from the Quabbin and Wachusett reservoirs, which also showed no detectable levels of I-131.
The state is continuing to collect and analyze weekly samples of raw drinking water from the two reservoirs.MORE NEWS: Man Shot By Police In Burlington Hospitalized With Life-Threatening Injuries
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