Tests on rainwater in Connecticut have not replicated the elevated radiation levels detected last week in Massachusetts, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said today.

“There have been a number of reports in the news about low levels of radiation found elsewhere in the country as a result of Japan’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami and its effect on nuclear power plants there,” Malloy said.

“But at this point, our routine testing shows no concern for public health. Even in other states where trace amounts of radiation have been detected, it’s not at levels high enough to impact health and welfare. We will continue to be aware and alert while monitoring the situation.”

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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