Reuters reports the radioactive material was detected at a facility associated with the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik.
“Minuscule” amounts of radiation believed to be from the crippled Japanese nuclear power plants were earlier detected by comparable monitoring equipment in California.
The radiation from the particles is reported to be not nearly high enough to negatively affect human health.
But radioactive contamination near the source in Japan is far more troubling.
People there were urged not to eat 11 types of vegetables grown near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after levels of radioactivity in the produce were found to have far exceeded legal limits.
Tokyo residents were advised not to let children drink tap water due to unsafe levels of radioactive iodine found in it.
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