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Municipality continues to monitor radiation situation in Japan


According to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the United States is not expecting to experience any harmful
levels of radiation from Japan's damaged nuclear reactors. Currently Alaska is not seeing, nor does it anticipate
seeing, any radiation above normal background levels. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) monitors for
radioactivity throughout the national network of monitoring stations called RADNET. Alaska currently has active
monitoring stations in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau. Additional monitors arrived in Dutch Harbor, Nome
and Juneau on Friday. EPA staff is working to install and calibrate these monitors today. The Municipality of
Anchorage, Department of Health and Human Services will continue to work closely with our State and Federal
partners to monitor the evolving situation. Should the situation change, DHHS staff will notify the public through
regular media channels and its website Muni.org/Health.

As the recent tragic events in Japan have reminded all citizens, emergencies can strike at any time often when least
expected. Please visit the following websites for more information on how to prepare a family emergency kit and

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