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Radiation in the East Village? Levels Are “Negligible,” Says FDNY

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Blogger EV Grieve and a few of our Twitter friends have alerted us to a “radiation alert” in the East Village.

Per EV Grieve reader cheese: “Yeah, my friend called and said there were fire trucks out, street blocked, something about hazardous material trucks also.”

We called the FDNY, who said that there was radiation detected at 442 East 14th Street (between A and First) via a routine meter read. The radiation is at “negligible levels” and “is not harmful to anyone; no injuries were reported.” The issue is under investigation. There was no FDNY comment on whether it might be related to yesterday’s three-alarm fire in the area.

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