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Radioactive material removed from Halfmoon house

Officials downplay risks from exposure

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A small amount of radioactive material was removed Thursday from the basement of a townhouse, where it was buried in concrete. Representatives of the state departments of Environmental Conservation and Health and the federal Environmental Protection Agency were involved in identifying and removing the item from 7F Tupelo Drive. The amount of radiation being released was very low and not an immediate threat to the health of the homeowner or the general public, the state ...


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