[ RadSafe ] Radiation survey of Japanese automobiles after Fukushima

Ferguson, Dennis denferguso at pa.gov
Wed Jun 18 06:38:14 CDT 2014

I know we were asked by someone who had a part from Japan installed in their car if we could check it out here... our RAM supervisor found nothing, of course, but it put the person's mind at ease.

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-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Ed Waller
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:41 AM
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Radiation survey of Japanese automobiles after Fukushima

I am wondering if anyone else has been asked to perform radiation survey on automobiles from Japan in relation to the Fukushima-Daiichi event?  I have heard of a few people who were approached by car dealerships to perform radiation survey a few years ago (and find nothing) and I was recently asked the same.  I would like to find out of this phenomena is widespread and continuing. Also, if anyone knows of anything published to this effect, I would be interested in reading about it.


Best regards,



Edward Waller, PhD, PEng, CAIH, CHP

Professor, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

NSERC/UNENE IRC in Health Physics and Environmental Safety

University of Ontario Institute of Technology


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