This article is part of a series on Japan's Radioactive Pollution which looks at impacts of the radiation release that occurred after the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami which struck Japan on March 11, 2011 to the environment, particularly to the marine environment.
According to the travel alert for Japan issued by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, on October 07, 2011, traveling in areas within 20 kilometers (12 miles) of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) is not recommended. However, the health and safety risks of radiation release to land areas outside 80 kilometers (50 miles) of the Fukushima Daiichi NPP are low and not significant. (See, Travel Alert for Japan on October 07, 2011 and Travel Alert for Japan on July 19, 2011)
This article is prepared by a volunteer for Surfrider Japan.