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Frequently asked questions about radiation

Frequently asked questions about radiation

MEDIA RELEASE According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Japan’s nuclear emergency presents no danger to Hawaii. The state Department of Health is working closely with state and federal partners, including NRC, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Energy, FEMA Region IX, and State Civil Defense. Q. What’s the risk for Hawaii from […]

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Traces of radiation found in Big Island milk

Traces of radiation found in Big Island milk

Information released Wednesday, April 13 by the state Department of Health: Milk sample shows trace amounts of radiation Results of EPA laboratory analysis of a milk sample collected April 4, 2011 on the Big Island showed small amounts of Iodine-131, Cesium-134 and Cesium-137. The amounts were 18 pCi/L, 24 pCi/L and 19 pCi/L, respectively. By […]

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'Radioactive material will dissipate just as smoke from fireworks spreads in the sky'

Japanese radiation: Movement through the atmosphere

‘Radioactive material will dissipate just as smoke from fireworks spreads in the sky’

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UMD expert: Worsening conditions at Fukushima

UMD expert: Worsening conditions at Fukushima

MEDIA RELEASE | Newswise The situation at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility has become increasingly serious with the growing possibility of a complete meltdown, says University of Maryland energy policy expert Nathan Hultman. A fire in a spent fuel storage pool likely released serious levels of radiation, and the International Atomic Energy Agency reports possible […]

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The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has not detected any elevated radiation readings, and air samples remain at ambient or normal background levels following a small release of radiation Saturday at a nuclear reactor facility in Japan. The release of radiation occurred from two nuclear reactors in Japan that were damaged in Friday’s earthquake and tsunami.

DOH to monitor air for radiation, no elevated levels detected

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has not detected any elevated radiation readings, and air samples remain at ambient or normal background levels following a small release of radiation Saturday at a nuclear reactor facility in Japan. The release of radiation occurred from two nuclear reactors in Japan that were damaged in Friday’s earthquake […]

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