EPA Checking West
Coast For Japan
Radiation from Tokai
WASHINGTON, DC - The Japanese nuclear accident has forced the U-S Environmental Protection Agency to increase its checks of air quality across California and the West. So far, all radiation levels are normal. The air mass that was over Japan last week is due to cross over the Continental U-S beginning tomorrow, in particular Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Because the air mass that was over Japan at the time of the accident is now heading our way, the E-P-A has boosted air sample checks. Instead of the normal twice per week, air samples are being checked daily. The samples are shipped to an Alabama lab for examination, and so far, radiation levels have been normal.