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Where can I find information about radiation in the environment from the Japanese nuclear emergency?

EPA’s air monitoring data have not shown any radioactive elements associated with the damaged Japanese reactors since late 2011, and even then, the levels found were very low—always well below any level of public health concern.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) provides publically available situational updates about the Fukushima nuclear accident. The most recent news can be found at: http://www.iaea.org/newscenter/focus/fukushima/  Exit EPA Disclaimer

EPA’s nationwide RadNet system monitors the nation’s air, drinking water and precipitation to determine levels of radiation in the environment.  To view near-real time air monitoring data or to search the RadNet database, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/radnet

EPA’s Office of Radiation Protection has provided answers to frequently asked questions about Fukushima which can be viewed at: http://radiation.supportportal.com/link/portal/23002/23013/ArticleFolder/2001/Fukushima

One additional resource is EPA’s Fukushima-devoted website, which houses archived data from EPA’s accelerated RadNet sampling and analysis in response to the Fukushima incident in 2011 only at: http://www.epa.gov/japan2011. Please note, this website contains information from March 11, 2011 to June 30, 2011 only, and is no longer updated, but continues to be available for historical and informative purposes. 

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  • Date Created: 03/28/2011
  • Last Modified Since: 01/07/2015
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