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The news of the Milford Flats fire said that the radiation detected was a result of the intense heat causing radon to be released. Is that the truth? Or is the detected increase in radiation (perhaps in the form of radon) caused by the stirring up of fallout from nuclear tests of the past four decades?

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I have checked with several leaders in Beaver County and no one has heard of radiation detected in Beaver County during or since the fire.
If radiation had been detected I don't think there is any way of knowing where it came from.

Posted on 20 Aug 2007

Mark Nelson
County Director, Agriculture and 4-H/Youth Agent, Beaver county

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