by Nick Delgado
Guam - The White House and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be providing two portable air-sampling sensors to monitor atmospheric radioactivity on Guam. A news release from Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo states that during her participation in a daily interagency conference call with federal representatives it was identified there was a gap in the nation's Atmospheric Radiological Detection Program in the Western Pacific.
The release goes on to state the deployment of these sensors does not reflect an imminent threat to Guam's air and water quality, and officials have said harmful levels of radiation in Japan will not reach Guam. Bordallo states, "These sensors will improve our region's preparedness and our ability to respond to radiological emergencies. I commend the White House and the EPA for their swift action in helping Guam secure these sensors which are critical to keeping our people safe."