UPDATE: Japan 2011 Earthquake/Tsunami – U.S. Government Information
In the United States Air Quality The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for monitoring air quality in the United States. As the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has said, as well as other public health experts, we do not expect to see radiation levels of concern reaching the U.S. from the damaged Japanese nuclear power plant.
The EPA has its radiation air monitoring (RadNet) data, frequently asked questions, and other resources on http://www.epa.gov/japan2011/. Here you can:
- Read the daily data summary.
- Find a map of air monitoring stations and view graphs of the data.
- Read frequently asked questions about EPA's radiation monitoring.
- Learn about EPA's RadNet radiation air monitoring data.
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has jurisdiction over 80 percent of the food supply, including seafood, dairy, and produce. The U.S. Department of Agriculture regulates meat, poultry, and processed egg products, while FDA regulates all other food products.
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has stated that Japan has not exported any beef products to the United States for nearly a year.
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has stated that Japan is not currently eligible to export any poultry or processed egg products to the U.S.
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Customs and Border Protection carefully screen all food products for unsafe substances, including radiological material at Ports of Entry.
- Learn more about keeping food safe during an emergency.
- Only take KI on the advice of emergency management officials, public health officials, or your doctor.
- There are health risks associated with taking KI.
- CBP and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration carefully screen all food products for unsafe substances, including radiological material, at Ports of Entry.
- All inbound travelers, baggage, and cargo are screened for radiological materials.
- CBP employs radiation monitors at international mail facilities.
- If you are seeking assistance, contact the U.S. Embassy and Consulates.
- Provide information about yourself or your loved ones to the U.S. State Department.
- If you're concerned about a U.S. citizen in Japan, contact the State Department at 1.888.407.4747 within the U.S. or 1.202.501.4444 outside the U.S.
- The U.S. government has issued an evacuation for U.S. citizens who are within 50 miles of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
- If you are seeking assistance, contact the U.S Embassy and Consulates.
- Find transportation options from the affected areas.
- Read the official travel warning for Japan.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.
- Follow the Centers for Disease Control's hea lth advice and precautions for travel abroad.
- Visit Ready.gov to build your family's emergency plan.
- Prepare for an earthquake.
- Prepare for a tsunami.
- Prepare for a flood.
- Donate - Your donation to the American Red Cross will support disaster relief efforts in Japan.
- Text your donation
- Red Cross - Redcross to 90999
- Convoy of Hope - Tsunami to 50555
- GlobalGiving - Japan to 50555
- World Relief Corp. - Wave to 50555
- Project HOPE - Health to 90999
- Operation Blessing - Bless to 50555
- Southeast - VOA to 27722
Nuclear experts from the Department of Energy and the independent U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission are also providing advice, analysis, and technical assistance to the Japanese government.
- Learn more about the assistance and expertise that the U.S. Department of Energy is providing to Japanese response and recovery efforts.
- Learn more about the U.S. Agency for International Development's Disaster Assistance Response.
- Earthquake in Japan - See facts from the U.S. Geological Survey about the 9.0 earthquake.
- Earthquake Preparedness and Response - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides helpful tips on how to prepare for an earthquake and what to do during a quake.
- Earthquakes, Flooding, and Radiation - The National Institutes of Health provides information and resources about natural disasters and their effects.
- Tsunami Health Effects - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes the immediate, secondary, and long-term health effects of a tsunami.
- Tsunami Preparedness - The Federal Emergency Management Agency explains what a tsunami is and provides guidance on what to do during a tsunami watch or warning.
- Radiation - Read about the assistance and expertise that the U.S. Department of Energy is providing to Japanese response and recovery efforts.
- Food Safety - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service provides guidance on food safety in the event of a tsunami.
Page Last Reviewed or Updated: March 25, 2011