March 28th, 2011 – CNSC releases information on the current radiation dose rates in Canada following the events in Japan

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From: Conatser, Richard I Sent: Monday, April 04, 2011 3:31 PM To: Jimenez, Manuel Subject: Info For Undine From: infoccnsc-ccsn.qc.ca Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 11:42 PM To: Conatser, Richard Subject: CNSC releases information on the current radiation dose rates in Canada following the events in Japan

Following the current events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan, the CNSC is now providing data from Health Canada’s fixed radiation monitors which are located across Canada. These monitors detect radiation levels in the environment which are typically at natural background levels. The data does not show an increase over and above the normal day to day fluctuations. However, very minute levels of isotopes in the radiation have been attributed to the release in Japan. The actual increase in radiation measured was 0.0005 pSv, which is so small that it is extremely difficult to measure against normal background radiation. The levels of radiation detected do not pose a health risk to Canadians.

The CNSC has access to this data and continues to monitor it on a daily basis.

Find out more: http://www.nuclearsafety.qc.ca/eng/mediacentre/updates/march-23-201 1-iapanearthquake- radiation-dose-rates-in-canada.cfm

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Health Physicist Nuclear Regulatory Commission 301-415-4039 Richard .Conatser@ N RC.gov

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