P.S.A.'S · 18th June 2012
This office continues to monitor for any radiation contamination in our environment. To date we have recorded no readings that cause any kind of concern.
During the last month community members have brought in items from the beach for testing and everything has been normal. In addition I have tested seaweed and fish and everything is looking clean and below background levels.
Old Massett is getting much less radiation that the world average. This is to be expected due to altitude and lack of radioactivity in surrounding geologic formations. So we can all rest easy knowing we have a very low exposure to any kind of radiation, both natural or man made.
I am getting our data analysed by a competent analyst in Vancouver and he supplies me with monthly reports. They are more technical and full of terms and names that we don’t encounter everyday, however if anyone wants more detail or is interested in the complex world or radiation detection and monitoring I can forward these to you if you wish.
John Disney is the Economic Development Officer in Old Massett Village