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Low-Flying ‘Copter Measuring Radiation Levels

Posted By admin On August 28, 2012 @ 7:53 am In Sci Tech,Tile | Comments Disabled

Piedmont Patch [1]
Aug 28, 2012

Bay City News Service—A helicopter may be seen flying at low-level altitudes over parts of San Francisco, Pacifica and Oakland this week, but authorities say the public shouldn’t be alarmed.

The helicopter isn’t searching for suspects on the loose, but rather is taking measurements of naturally occurring radiation, Oakland police said.

At least one Piedmont resident spotted the helicopter over the city on Monday.

The flyovers, which are taking place Monday through Saturday, are a part of a joint research project by the Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office and the National Nuclear Security Administration to assess natural background radiation levels.

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[1] Piedmont Patch: http://piedmont.patch.com/

[2] Full article here: http://piedmont.patch.com/articles/low-flying-copter-measuring-radiation-levels

[3] Radiation levels and locations to be mapped in Puget Sound by helicopter: http://www.prisonplanet.com/radiation-levels-and-locations-to-be-mapped-in-puget-sound-by-helicopter.html

[4] NNSA measuring background radiation over Baltimore: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nnsa-measuring-background-radiation-over-baltimore.html

[5] Radiation Levels 1,000 Times Normal at Fukushima N-Plant: http://www.prisonplanet.com/radiation-levels-1000-times-normal-at-fukushima-n-plant.html

[6] Japan says high seawater radiation levels are no cause for alarm: http://www.prisonplanet.com/japan-says-high-seawater-radiation-levels-are-no-cause-for-alarm.html

[7] Fukushima radiation levels as high as 2011: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fukushima-radiation-levels-as-high-as-2011.html

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