Clark County Councilor David Madore’s newest hobby is pointing a Geiger counter at food sold at local grocery stores to test for nuclear radiation.

This is a real thing that’s happening.

At this week’s Clark County Board of Health meeting, The Columbian’s health reporter Marissa Harshman caught Public Health Director Dr. Alan Melnick to check on the status of nuclear waste in our food. Melnick told her there is no evidence or reason to be concerned that our food supply is at risk of radiation poisoning.

And I think it’s probably best if I just leave it at that.

Presented, without additional comment, is Madore’s Facebook post.


Kaitlin Gillespie

Kaitlin Gillespie

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