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State Monitors Damaged Japanese Reactor Situation
-No Immediate or Anticipated Threat in Alaska-


March 15, 2011
Tuesday AM

(SitNews) Anchorage, Alaska - The Alaska Departments of Military and Veterans Affairs and Health and Social Services continue to monitor the evolving situation in Japan following Friday's earthquake. According to the latest information available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) there is no immediate, or anticipated, threat of radiation exposure in Alaska.

According to scientists with the agency there doesn't seem to be any damage that could be severe enough to release energy sufficient to get radioactive material high enough in the atmosphere that it could transport on a global scale.

Alaska officials will continue to monitor the situation closely and coordinate with federal agencies.  For more information we recommend following the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s blog at



Source of News:

Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management


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