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Trace amounts of radiation detected in Riverside, Anaheim but do not pose health concern, EPA says

March 22, 2011 |  8:21 pm

Trace amounts of radioactive particles consistent with Japan's quake-damaged nuclear plant have been detected in Riverside and Anaheim but pose no health concern, the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.

An analysis of air-monitor filters showed that particles were hundreds of thousands to millions of times below levels of concern, the agency said.

The data was reviewed over the weekend and the analysis was completed Monday night.

"In a typical day," the agency said in a statement, "Americans receive doses of radiation from natural sources like rocks, bricks and the sun that are about 100,000 times higher than what we have detected coming from Japan."

For more information, see the EPA website.


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