Health Canada has informed the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) that as expected, minute amounts of radiation from the reactor incident in Japan have been detected by radiation monitors in the province. These amounts are negligible and do not pose a health risk to British Columbians.
BCCDC will continue to work closely with Health Canada to interpret these results. We are expecting very slight increases in radiation until a week after the reactors are stabilized. These are not cause for concern, and are smaller than the normal day-to-day fluctuations typically seen in BC.