Radiation Leakage - Japan

Authorities continue to monitor radiation leakage from the earthquake damaged nuclear reactors at Fukushima in northeast Japan. Although some localized radiation into the environment has been identified (e.g., slight contamination of spinach, milk, water and rain), the level of radiation exposure is very low and poses no current threat to the population locally or at more distant sites or other nations.

Winds have carried some radioactive particles as far as the California coastline in the United States, but the radiation levels are miniscule and pose no threat to health.

Nevertheless, travellers to Japan should avoid travel to the northeast area and remain clear of the official evacuation zones.

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