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Radiation from the crippled Japanese nuclear power plants has been found in Maryland.
Some radiation from Japan has already made its way to the United States. State health officials confirm they’ve detected small levels of radiation right here in Maryland.
Maryland officials say they’ve found little or no evidence that radiation from the Japanese nuclear reactor accident has made it to the state.
The West Coast of the United States is some 5,000 miles away from the coast of Japan. Many residents want to know: Is it possible for the radiation to travel across the Pacific all the way to America?
The United States is taking a closer look at radiation fears. Tokyo is seeing normal levels of radiation. Scientists say it does not pose a health threat, but it’s a different story closer to the plant.