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Submission + - Radioactive Iodine in IL from Japan? (cbslocal.com) 1

beschra writes: "Radiation believed to be from the nuclear plant disaster in Japan has been detected in Illinois.

The radioactive iodine similar to what was released in Japan was found in a grass clipping in the Joliet area by the Radiological Assessment Field Team, which regularly checks on vegetation, air, milk and eggs to determine if any radiation is leaking from Illinois’ nuclear reactors."

I get the idea of what was found being similar to what was released in Japan. As a complete novice to this kind of stuff, I ask if being similar is enough to say it came from Japan? Maybe there's more info that wasn't included in this very short bit of news?

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