April 13, 2011
Elevated levels of radiation have been detected in Ontario in the wake of the Japanese nuclear disaster after last month’s tragic earthquake, Energy Minister Brad Duguid says.
However, the minister told reporters on Tuesday that he does not know where it is — if it is in milk or in the air — and when it got here.
Radioactive iodine has been discovered in milk in the eastern United States, according to New Democratic MPP France Gelinas (Nickel Belt) who brought the issue up during question period.
On March 11, a magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan, killing more than 10,000 people and crippling the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors.
Duguid referred reporters to federal websites to find out more information from federal authorities such as Health Canada.
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