Radioactive groundwater at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear reactor has risen above the level of an underground barrier meant to contain it, and it is headed for the Pacific Ocean. (already flowing into the ocean)
On Monday, an official at Japan's nuclear watchdog agency told Reuters that the situation constitutes an "emergency."
Oregon officials aren't yet mobilizing in response to the news, said Jonathan Modie, spokesman for the Oregon Health Division, which oversees the state's radiation monitoring program. "At this time, Oregon environmental surveillance data does not indicate higher-than-normal levels of radiation in Oregon," Modie said in a written statement. "We are actively and on an ongoing basis monitoring the situation in Japan, and will respond with enhanced efforts as appropriate."
Would be good to get some independent radiation readings. If anyone is monitoring, please post!