Title: New radiation detector monitors tsunami debris
Reporter: Tammy Mori
Date: 9/23 6:18 pm
The City’s Emergency Services Department just got a brand new [$15,000] state of the art radiation detector.
[C]ity, state and federal agencies are using extra caution when handling the debris.
NOAA says that blue box was a seafood bin straight from Fukushima, Japan.
“[...] it was only a couple a days later where there was a radiation person out here,” said [DB Dunlap].
Friday the city got a portable device that will make it quicker to test potentially dangerous marine debris.
If suspicious debris were to wash ashore, lifeguards could wear a personal protective radiological detector
“[W]hat we are expecting is to continuously find debris on the beach that will be with us for a number of years,” said John Cummings, Public Information Officer with the City Department of Emergency Management.
Federal and state agencies have similar technology and are working together to recover tsunami debris.
Watch video of the massive dock from Japan recently spotted in Hawaii here
Published: September 24th, 2012 at 12:14 am ET