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Senate Bill on testing for nuclear radiation advances

The measure calls for five years of monitoring for contamination from the Fukushima catastrophe

By Gary T. Kubota

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 16, 2014

~~<p>Two state Senate committees have passed a bill calling for the Hawaii Department of Health to launch a pilot project to monitor radiation levels for five years because some people are concerned about fallout from the March 11, 2011, nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan.</p>
<p>Senate Bill 3049 has received some lawmakers' support, despite opposition from state health officials who say the department doesn't see a concern and already has a radiation surveillance system in response to the disaster.</p>
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Two state Senate committees have passed a bill calling for the Hawaii Department of Health to launch a pilot project to monitor radiation levels for five years because some people are concerned about fallout from the March 11, 2011, nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan.

Senate Bill 3049 has received some lawmakers' support, despite opposition from state health officials who say the department doesn't see a concern and already has a radiation surveillance system in response to the disaster. Login for more...



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