Elevated radiation levels detected in Massachusetts rain water

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#1 Posted by psychobrew (8884 posts) -

Low levels of radiation have been detected in rain water samples taken in Massachusettes. While not near dangerous at this point, it's still amazing to think how easy it is for radiation to reach the US.

At what point do we end up with acid rain?

#2 Posted by carrot-cake (6880 posts) -

You don't know what acid rain is do you?

#3 Posted by m0zart (11568 posts) -

At what point do we end up with acid rain?


Somewhere between now and 50 years ago.

Acid rain is formed when other chemicals or materials, such as sulfur dioxide, mix with the rain to lower the pH level. I haven't heard of radiation being a cause of acid rain.

#4 Posted by metroidprime55 (17657 posts) -

Acid rain isn't caused by radiation, it is more a biproduct of polution.