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March 22, 2012

Chris Sommerfield is tracking radioactive iodine A University of Delaware researcher has found small quantities of radioactive iodine in the Delaware River, a major waterway. The iodine is providing a new way to track where and how substances travel to the ocean. The iodine, I-131, is waste from thyroid cancer treatments. Full Story

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