Does EPA test milk for radiation contamination?
• As part of our efforts to ensure that there is no public health concern in the U.S. related to radiation exposure, EPA routinely samples cow milk at more than 30 stations every three months. • EPA conducted a second round of drinking water and milk sampling in April 2011, which came after EPA accelerated its normal quarterly sampling efforts for drinking water and milk. This second round of sampling allowed • EPA to maintain an accurate understanding of radiation in the environment associated with the Japanese nuclear incident and share the most up to date data with the public. After a thorough data review showing declining radiation levels related to the Japanese nuclear incident, EPA has returned to the routine RadNet sampling and analysis process for precipitation, drinking water and milk. • The low levels of radioactive material in air, precipitation, drinking water and milk that EPA has seen since the Japan nuclear incident were expected. To date, all of EPA’s sampling and monit