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Canada officials plan radiation tests on salmon and caribou

  • Author: Craig Medred
  • Updated: September 27, 2016
  • Published August 22, 2011

According to CBC News, officials in British Columbia and the Yukon are planning to conduct radiation tests of salmon and caribou, respectively, to gauge how far into the food chain radiation from Japan's Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear disaster may have gotten. Both sets of authorities don't expect levels to have risen to levels of concern but say they will conduct the tests to know for certain. The Yukon government be adding the radiation tests to the current program monitoring the Porcupine caribou herd, and said the results will be available next year. Read more about salmon testing, here, and caribou, here.

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