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Salem-News.com (Jul-11-2014 21:26)

Oregon Coast Health Advisory Lifted at Two Beaches

State officials continue to encourage other recreational activities -- flying kites, picnicking, playing on the beach, and walking -- at all Oregon beaches.

(LINCOLN CITY, Ore. ) - D River Beach A public health advisory for contact with marine water at D River Beach, located in Lincoln County, and Heceta Beach in Lane County was lifted late Friday by the Oregon Health Authority.

The advisory was issued July 10 after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-11-2014 20:51)

Oregon State Engineers Create Portable Radiation Detection Device

The system is a miniaturized gamma ray spectrometer, which means it can measure not only the intensity of radiation but also identify the type of radionuclide that is creating it.

(CORVALLIS, Ore. ) - Radiation Detection Device Nuclear engineers at Oregon State University have developed a small, portable and inexpensive radiation detection device that should help people all over the world better understand the radiation around them, its type and intensity, and whether or not it poses a health risk.


The device was developed in part due to public demand following the nuclear incident in Fukushima, Japan, in 2011, when many regional residents were unsure what level of radiation they were being exposed to and whether their homes, food, environment and drinking water were safe

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