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Saturday, October 25, 2014
State of Oregon Monitoring Radiation Events in Japan

The Oregon Health Authority, through its Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program, is closely monitoring information on the radiation releases reported in Japan. Public health official closely monitor information from the Environmental Protection Agency’s network of highly sensitive radiation monitoring detectors, which provide hourly reports of ambient radiation. The monitors in Oregon are located in Corvallis and Portland. 

There have been no elevated radiation readings detected in Oregon and air samples remain normal. Federal and State officials do not expect any health risk to the state, but are continuing to monitor the situation. The Yamhill County Health & Human Services Department is coordinating their communications on this situation with the Oregon Health Authority and local officials.

For the most current information, visit the State of Oregon's Public Health Hazards information page.