Monday, May 09, 2011

EPA halts monitoring Fukushima nuke fallout












US EPA HALTS HEIGHTENED MONITORING OF FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT

No New Milk, Rain or Drinking Water Sampling for another Three Months

SAN FRANCISCO -- Although the Japanese nuclear reactor disaster is still unfolding with no end in sight, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cut its radiation monitoring back to pre-tsunami levels, according to a statement posted on the agency website last week. As a result, stepped-up testing of precipitation, drinking water and milk has ended, with EPA saying that the next round of sampling “will take place in approximately three months.”

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