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Public Health & Radiation

Press Conference
State and local radiation officials held a press conference on March 16, 2011 at 11:00 am at Portland Fire & Rescue's Training Center located at 4800 NE 122nd Avenue in Portland. Media was invited to attend.

A panel of experts were on hand to address questions and concerns about radiation-related health risks to Oregonians stemming from Japan's earthquake and compromised nuclear facilities. Information was provided on measures that public health officials are taking to monitor air quality for radiation levels resulting from the disaster, as well as how the participating agencies are and will continue to work together to protect the health and safety of Oregonians.

Participating officials included: David Howe and Daryl Leon (Radiation Protective Services), Grant Coffey (Portland Fire & Rescue HazMat Coordinator), Dr. Jon Jui (Multnomah County Health Department), Steven Franz (Reed College), Scott Winegar (Portland Office of Emergency Management), and Lieutenant Richard Hosmer (Civil Support Team/Military).

Inter-Agency Video
Participating officials produced an inter-agency video regarding Japan's radiation incident, the radiation response capabilities of Oregon's emergency responders, an in-depth analysis of the Japan vs. Chernobyl radiation incidents, and public health and safety information. The video can be viewed above or dowloaded from Portland Fire & Rescue's YouTube account at

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