Japan reactor blast didn't affect Oregon

Japan reactor blast didn't affect Oregon

Credit: AP Images

In this video image taken from NTV Japan via APTN, smoke raises from Fukushima Daiichi power plant's Unit 1 in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, Saturday, March 12, 2011. The walls of a building at the nuclear power station crumbled Saturday as smoke poured out, and Japanese officials said they feared the reactor could melt down following the failure of its cooling system in a powerful earthquake and tsunami.

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Associated Press

Posted on March 14, 2011 at 7:31 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 14 at 2:29 PM

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon official says radiation readings and air samples in the state are normal after an explosion at a Japanese reactor.

The director of the state Public Health Division, Dr. Mel Kohn, said in a statement Saturday there was no health risk in the state and, given the size of the release and the state's distance from Japan, none was expected.

He said the state will continue to monitor the air quality.

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