Radiation-Detecting Helicopters Scouring DC

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Residents of the D.C. area may spot helicopters flying at rather low altitudes above the city and surrounding region ahead of the presidential inauguration.

The helicopters are part of a Nuclear Emergency Support Team (NEST) fleet of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) that “will measure naturally occurring background radiation” to help ensure public safety at the day’s events, according to a press release. Inauguration Day is Jan. 20.

Read more at DCist.



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