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(US Department of Energy)   Those low-flying helicopters hovering over DC? Just the National Nuclear Security Administration doing a routine check of background radiation levels. Routine. Nothing to worry about. All is well   ( nnsa.energy.gov) divider line
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2013-01-04 11:34:31 AM  
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2013-01-04 11:07:23 AM  
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Might be amusing for anyone who has just had a radio-technitium stress test. For two days, you emit detectable quantities of gamma rays.
2013-01-04 10:36:44 AM  
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Meh. They need a baseline in the extremely unlikely scenario of a dirty-bomb attack, so they can figure out where the worst contamination is. Another make-work project of the military-security complex, keeping DC safe from gorillas and polar bears at vast expense since 2001.

Oh, and the low-flying helicopters are mainly traffic, cop and presidential transport. They're everywhere, all the time.
2013-01-04 10:23:39 AM  
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It probably provides a baseline so they know if any new radiological hot spots show up.
2013-01-04 10:21:51 AM  
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I actually prefer that they do these kinds of checks over major US cities.
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