'Small Amounts' Of Radioactivity Detected In Md., Va.

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WASHINGTON -- Traces of radioactivity have been detected in the air and rainwater in the WTOP listening area and other parts of the nation, according to government reports.
There is no threat to public health, according to officials at the Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control, who emphasize the radioactive materials found are in "very small amounts."
Maryland regularly tests for radiation, especially near nuclear power facilities, but when trace amounts were found in the air, "we did extra testing," says Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein.