[ RadSafe ] Radiation survey of Japanese automobiles after Fukushima

Conklin, Al (DOH) Al.Conklin at DOH.WA.GOV
Wed Jun 18 10:49:43 CDT 2014

It was I-131. They set them aside until it decayed away.

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Did you characterize the contamination you found on the shipping containers? Was it possibly attributable to Fukushima or just K-40 (sea salt)?

Phil Simpson

On Jun 18, 2014, at 10:22 AM, Conklin, Al (DOH) <Al.Conklin at DOH.WA.GOV> wrote:

> In Washington, we were asked by a few individuals to survey their new cars that came from Japan in the first couple of months following the accident, but nothing since and no requests from shippers or car dealerships. We found nothing on the cars, but did find contamination on several shipping containers.

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