Trace of radioactive iodine in NY rainwater

March 29, 2011 2:22:36 PM PDT
Trace amounts of radioactive iodine linked to Japan's crippled nuclear power station have turned up in rainwater samples in New York State.

The finding poses no threat to drinking supplies.

The trace amounts were only detected in rain samples, and not in air samples.

The state has 12 testing sites, and also tests at nuclear power plants.

Four of those testing sites are in the New York City area.

The State Department of Health is still determining which sites had the measurements.

New Jersey and Connecticut's Health Departments both say they have detected no elevated levels.

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