FAIRBANKS — Radiation from the 2011 Japan nuclear reactor accident won’t reach Alaska, according to an update posted Wednesday on the website of the state Department of Health and Social Services.
The short notice states that the nuclear accident, the result of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, “has raised some concerns about radiation from Japan reaching Alaska.
“There are no urgent or likely signs of harmful levels of radiation reaching Alaska,” it reads. “This information will be updated if new information becomes available so please check back regularly.”
The department has a Web page dedicated to information about the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The page can be found at the website of the Section of Epidemiology (www.epi.hss.state.ak.us).