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No Detected Radiation Level Increase In SoCal

Air pollution regulators in Southern California say they have not detected increased levels of radiation from the damaged Japanese nuclear reactors.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District said Friday radiation measured at its three sites are not higher than typical levels.

The agency's monitors are part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's network of more than 100 sensors across the nation that track radiation levels every hour.

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