Fukushima Information and Resources
EPA is aware of some public concern that has been raised by recent articles about the impact of the potentially ongoing radioactive leaks from the damaged nuclear reactors in Fukushima. EPA’s air monitoring data have not shown any radioactive elements associated with the damaged Japanese reactors since late 2011, and even then, the levels found were very low—always well below any level of public health concern.
We are providing the following links to the most current information from trusted scientific organizations that continue to monitor the situation:
- Situational Updates – International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
- Current Radiation Monitoring: RadNet - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Food Safety –
- Marine Debris – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- State-Specific Sampling Programs - Oregon
- Frequently Asked Questions – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
What is RadNet?
The nationwide RadNet system monitors the nation’s air, drinking water, precipitation, and pasteurized milk to determine levels of radiation in the environment. RadNet sample analyses and monitoring results provide baseline data on background levels of radiation in the environment and can detect increased radiation from radiological incidents.
On this Site
- About RadNet
Read about how RadNet gathers and processes data and learn about its history.
- All RadNet Data
Find links to near-real-time air monitoring data, sample analysis results, and data summaries.
- Monitoring Radiological Incidents
Learn how RadNet and its predecessor systems have established a baseline of environmental radiation and responded to incidents.
- Frequent Questions
Find answers to questions about RadNet monitoring and radiation in the environment
- A to Z Index
Find all pages by title.
Right: A RadNet monitor operator prepares to collect the air filter from a fixed air monitor and send it to EPA's National Analytical Radiation Environmental Laboratory (NAREL)for analysis.
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- How do I know my food is safe?
- How does EPA decide where to set up air monitors and take samples?
- How does EPA use RadNet data?
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