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An Israeli-made pocket-sized radiation detector is selling well in Europe as a result of fears following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. There have been so many orders for the $140 detector that the Amcor Company has had to add extra shifts to meet demand which has increased ten-fold since Chernobyl. The “gamma alert device,” the smallest and cheapest personal radiation detector on the market, beeps and flashes when radiation reaches five times the usual level

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