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US Embassy Travel Alert – Japan April 14, 2011

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[Via the travel alert received from USEMB-Tokyo] United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC  20520 JAPAN April 14, 2011 This Travel Alert replaces the Travel Warning for Japan dated March 31, 2011.  This Travel Alert expires on June 15, 2011. The assessment of technical and subject matter experts across United States…

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Availability of Potassium Iodide Tablets and Safety of Tap Water

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[Via the US Embassy  Tokyo Warden Mesage] From: American Embassy Tokyo <tokyoacs@state.gov> Date: March 25, 2011 19:21:44 PDT Subject:U.S. Embassy Warden Message to U.S. Citizens: March 26, 2011 Availability of Potassium Iodide Tablets As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Embassy is continuing to make potassium iodide (KI) tablets available to private U.S. citizens who have not been…

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Radiation Levels in Japan

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Here is an excellent post on the radiation levels in Japan by C. Bryan Jones at Accidentally a Blog. He writes: While media around the world continue to present the Fukushima nuclear crisis as an Armageddon moment for Japan and the world, Japanese media is going out and taking measurements of radiation levels all around…

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Tokyo Radiation, Believe the Hype?

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Here is an interesting post by Simon and Henrietta Cozens, Missionaries to Japan,  on the situation / scare / panic / calm in Tokyo and surrounding areas due to increased radiation / Western media sensationalism / lack of awareness. Their post entitled, “Radiation in Tokyo – how to read a Geiger counter” relays the following:…

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