Low-levels of radioactive material have been found in some other states — including in rain water in Massachusetts, the result of the post-tsunami Japanese reactor breaches — but state officials say so far, not in Connecticut.
Governor Dannel Malloy says testing of rainwater here in Conecticut by the federal Environmental Protection Agency finds levels in the normal range. He says there is no concern for public health – and points out that even in states where trace amounts have been detected, the levels are not high enough to be a reason to worry. He says officials are continuing to monitor the situation.
The radioiodine-131 found in Massachusetts has a half-life of eight days and health officials say the drinking water supply in the state is unaffected.