Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Japan Nuclear Crisis: Radioactive Particles in Britain

Low levels of radioactive iodine believed to be from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan have been detected in Britain.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) said that trace levels of the radioactive chemical iodine-131 had been detected by measurements taken at a monitoring station in Oxfordshire yesterday.

Meanwhile, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) said an air sampler in Glasgow had picked up the particles which they believe could be from the plant.


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