We’re not glowing

  • Jun. 22, 2012 3:00 p.m.

The islands continue to show no signs of radioactive contamination.”This office continues to monitor for any radioactive contamination in our environment,” said Old Massett economic development officer John Disney, “to date we have recorded no reading that cause any kind of concern.”The radiological health monitoring station was installed in April by the Old Massett Village Council in response to concerns about possible radioactive contamination from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster that followed the Japanese tsunami last year.Mr. Disney said community members have brought in items from the beach for testing, with no unusual reading. “In addition I have tested seaweed and fish and everything is looking clean and below background levels,” he said.”Old Massett is getting much less radiation than the world average. This is to be expected due to altitude and lack of radioactivity in surrounding geological formations. So we can all rest easy knowing we have a very low exposure to any kind of radiation, both natural or man-made.”Mr. Disney said people may contact him for more details.