US Cities Lack Radiation Protection Due to Beta Sensor Shutdown

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Ninety-nine of 135 beta-radiation sensors, including those in New York City and Los Angeles, are not functional due to electromagnetic interference from cellphone towers, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing officials from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) responsible for sensors.

The agency said it could rely on gamma-radiation monitors on each station instead of real-time beta data, as most radioactive nuclides that emit beta radiation also emit gamma rays, according to the media outlet.

Full article: US Cities Lack Radiation Protection Due to Beta Sensor Shutdown (Sputnik News)

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