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NEWS RELEASE · 13th March 2011
Ministry of Public Safety
Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Rich Coleman issued the following statement today in response to the radiological situation in Japan.

"Health Canada has advised us that at the present time the current radiological activity at a facility in Japan is expected to pose no health risk to British Columbians.

"The Government of Canada, through the Government Operations Centre, is monitoring and assessing the situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan following reports of an explosion, in order to assess any potential risks to Canadians.

"Emergency officials in British Columbia remain in constant contact with the federal government's operation centre which includes officials with Health Canada, the lead department responsible for coordinating Canada's nuclear emergency response."

For more information on Health Canada's Federal Nuclear Emergency Plan visit: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/ed-ud/fedplan/intro-eng.php