Helicopter to measure radiation in Newcastle

July 11, 2011

NEW — 2:15 p.m. July 9, 2011

Beginning July 11, residents may notice a low-flying helicopter over the city, flying in a winding fashion. The helicopter will measure radiation in the city and across the region, measuring from a height of 300 feet. The helicopter will take measurements through July 28.

The data will serve as a baseline with which to compare data if there is a nuclear incident like the one in Fukushima, Japan.

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