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Report: Visitors To A Grand Canyon Museum May Have Been Exposed To Radiation For Nearly 20 Years

If you have been to the building that’s home to the Grand Canyon’s museum collections, you were reportedly exposed to radiation. The “Arizona Republic” reports that a safety manager for the park says exposure came from uranium rocks that were stored in buckets in the building between 2000 and 2018. The containers could have exposed adults to 400 times the health limit, and for kids four-thousand times, what is considered safe. The paper reports Canyon officials say a recent test only revealed background radiation, which is normal. The paper quotes the safety manager saying he tried to get park executives to warn the public and was ignored in an attempt to conceal public health risks. Canyon officials say there is no current risk to employees or the public in the building.

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