Friday, March 18, 2011

Hawaii USPS Checks Japan Mail For Radiation

The U.S. Postal Service in Hawaii has begun checking mail arriving from Japan after mail in San Francisco and New York showed low levels of radiation according to an article that appears on Honolulu's KITV website.

Hawaii USPS spokesman Duke Gonzalez is quoted as saying there has been no mail in Honolulu found with radiation yet and that the Customs and Border Patrol in Honolulu is helping to ensure that the mail is screened properly.

Gonzalez went on to say, "CBP routinely screens mail for radiation... There are fixed radiation monitors as well as portable units that can be used to screen mail and cargo on the tarmac."

Honolulu is one of five International Service Centers for U.S. mail distribution. There are also centers in Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles.

To read the entire article and watch a video report, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM