Posted: Mar 17, 2011 4:34 PM by Danielle Lerner
Updated: Mar 17, 2011 9:10 PM
The nuclear crisis in Japan is creating a lot of concern here on the Central Coast, but state and local agencies say we are not at risk.
Local air pollution control officers expect whatever radiation plume might arrive to hit here sometime Friday. The Environmental Protection Agency is using its network of monitoring stations to sample and analyze the air for radioactivity.
Right now all the data shows the radiation plume will be much weaker by the time it reaches our shores.
"It's way up in the upper atmosphere and so it has to take time to cross the ocean, then come down, there will be a lot of settling and a lot of dilution by the time it hits here," said Larry Allen, an air pollution control officer in San Luis Obispo.
Local agencies say the best source for information at this time is at the state level. You can contact the California Department of Public Health at 916-341-3947. There is also a link to the department's web site in the Newslinks section of ksby.com.
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