Radiation Found on Lester Holt and NBC News Crew in Japan

by | March 16, 2011 at 1:48 PM | TV News

NBC's Lester Holt (Photo: Today Show/NBC)

NBC's Lester Holt (Photo: Today Show/NBC)

NBC newsman Lester Holt revealed Wednesday on the “Today Show” that minor traces of radiation had been found on him and his crew.

Holt and his team are on location in Japan covering the disaster stricken region, where the nuclear crisis continues to escalate in the aftermath of a historic earthquake and tsunami.

The NBC news crew spent 36 hours in Sendai, near the Fukushima nuclear power plant, before all major media outlets were forced to retreat to safer ground as the threat of a nuclear meltdown increased.

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Now reporting from Tokyo, Holt said NBC had the news team screened by a radiation expert, who found “very minute levels” of radiation on the crews’ shoes.

“The Geiger counter went off, even after I had washed them,” Holt told Matt Lauer.

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