First particles from Fukushima reactor reach U.S. soil

By Megan Carpentier
Friday, March 18, 2011 10:14 EDT
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An official with access to the UN Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty data says that their machines have picked up the first particles from the nuclear accident at Fukushima in the United States.

The particles detected are, according to the Associated Press, said to be “about a billion times beneath levels that would be health threatening.”

Watch video about the fallout, first aired on Fox News on March 18, 2011, below:

Megan Carpentier
Megan Carpentier is the executive editor of Raw Story. She previously served as an associate editor at Talking Points Memo; the editor of news and politics at Air America; an editor at Jezebel.com; and an associate editor at Wonkette. Her published works include pieces for the Washington Post, the Washington Independent, Ms Magazine, RH Reality Check, the Women's Media Center, On the Issues, the New York Press, Bitch and Women's eNews.
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