In response to nuclear plant problems in Japan, Washington state health officials are monitoring for radiation.
Health Department spokesman Gordon MacCracken says the monitoring is precautionary. There have been no elevated readings and health officials do not expect that to change. If the situation does change, however, the department will information the public.
MacCracken says the nuclear plant incident in Japan has some people worried about windblown radiation coming to the state.
Even in the event of a significant release from the reactor, radiation would be diluted before reaching our state and levels would be so low no protective action would be necessary. MacCracken says the state health department will continue its monitoring work as the situation in Japan develops and changes.