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Nine more radiation monitoring stations added to B.C. coast

By equinox - Posted on 21 April 2011

Health Canada will activate another nine radiation monitoring stations on the B.C. coast in the next few days despite assurances from the government agency that the health risk from Japan's damaged nuclear reactors is negligible in Canada. The extra stations will be set up as a precautionary measure to ensure Canadians are safe, according to health officials who issued a statement Friday stating the health risk to Canadians is minimal. "Given the thousands of kilometres between Japan and Canada's west coast, any radioactive material that might be pushed eastward via wind patterns is expected to be dispersed over the ocean long before it reaches Canada," the statement said. Read more:


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