DOH: No Signs Of Radiation In Washington - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

DOH: No Signs Of Radiation In Washington

KHQ.COM - The Washington State Department of Health has released a statement assuring residents that no signs of radiation have been detected in the state following the nuclear explosions in Japan. "The State Department of Health is conducting ongoing air monitoring for radiation to see if the nuclear plant incident in Japan has affected radiation levels in Washington," the release said.

"There have been no elevated readings." The nuclear plant incidences in Japan raised concerns among some that radiation could affect the west coast.According to the release, the Department of Health Radiation Protection Program doesn't expect any change in radiation levels in Washington state.

In the event of a release from a nuclear reactor in Japan, radiation would be diluted before reaching the state and levels would be so low, no action would be necessary, the Department of Health said. Radiation levels continue to be monitored as the situation in Japan develops.

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