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nuclear power plant graphicCDC Continues to Monitor the Earthquake, Tsunami, and Radiation Release in Japan


The CDC is monitoring the situation in Japan.

At this time:

  1. There is no travel advisory for Japan because of radiation hazards.
  2. There is no radiation hazard in the United States from Japan.
  3. There is no radiation hazard for food, including seafood.

More information on Japan can be found here

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