The following information was released by The California Health Alert Network (CAHAN):
At 10:46 p.m. (PST) on March 10, 2011, a magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck near the coast of Honshu, Japan. In wake of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami, local authorities confirmed damage to two Japanese nuclear reactors, resulting in evacuations around the facilities and fears of a potential radioactive materials release one or both of the facilities. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has established a public information response line within the Joint Emergency Operations Center at (916) 341-3947 to answer questions about the impact to public health in California. The information line is staffed from 8 AM to 5 PM daily. CDPH is preparing materials related to this incident that will be posted on www.cdph.ca.gov, www.bepreparedcalifornia.ca.gov and CAHAN once approved for release.

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