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Traces of Japan’s nuclear disaster radioactivity ‘in US rain’

Low levels of radioactivity showed up in rainwater in northern California two weeks after the Japan nuclear disaster in March but soon returned to normal, a US study says.

The detected levels of radioactive isotopes caesium, iodine and tellurium were very small and posed no risk to the public, according to the findings of research funded by the US Departments of Energy and Homeland Security.

Rainwater was collected in the San Francisco Bay area cities of Berkeley, Oakland and Albany from March 16 to 26, said the report in the online journal PloS (Public Library of Science) ONE.

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