PA Rainwater, Small Traces of Fallout

Over the weekend, small traces of radioactive iodine -131 from Japan’s nuclear crisis, were detected in Pennsylvania rain water. Tests showed no serious risk to drinking water. Harrisburg Bureau Chief Robert Swift reports:

“The bottom line is our public drinking water is safe,” Corbett said on the 32nd anniversary of the start of the nation’s worst nuclear accident at Three Mile Island, south of Harrisburg.

“Follow up tests of public drinking water during the weekend by the state Department of Environmental Protection at six locations across the state, including East Stroudsburg and Williamsport, showed normal levels of radioactivity and no radioiodine-131 present, Corbett said.”

Corbett assured that the levels are too low to have any harmful effects on those who get their drinking water from wells and springs.

March 29th, 2011 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Harrisburg | No Comments