DENVER
04/04/2011 11:08 am ET | Updated Jun 04, 2011

Colorado Snowpack Sampled Following Japan Nuclear Disaster

DENVER (CBS4) -- Snow surveyors with the Natural Resource Conservation Service have always cared about the quantity of Colorado's white stuff, not the quality, until now.

"We're a little outside our mission here," said Mike Gillespie, Snow Survey Supervisor for the Colorado state office.

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