Japan Earthquake

The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. (Credit: DigitalGlobe)

Gaps In California Radiation Monitoring Revealed

In California, home to two seaside nuclear plants located close to earthquake fault lines, federal officials said four of the 11 stationary monitors were offline for repairs or maintenance last week.

CBS San Francisco–03/25/2011

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Santa Cruz Harbor Reopens After Tsunami

The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday reopened the Santa Cruz Harbor, which was closed after about 100 boats were damaged or sunk by the tsunami that rolled ashore on March 11.

CBS San Francisco–03/22/2011

World's Worst Nuclear Accidents

California Nuclear Safety Examined Following Japan Quake

State lawmakers sought answers at a hearing Monday in Sacramento. They also heard about tsunami damage in California from the March 11 earthquake off Japan’s coast.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/21/2011

Japanese physical therapists, therapy

HealthWatch: Japan Students Train In San Francisco To Heal At Home

20 physical therapy students from Japan arrived in San Francisco Friday to learn American techniques of healing and strengthening bodies.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/21/2011

Japan nuclear reactor

Miniscule Radiation Fallout Reaches California

The first radioactive fallout from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant reached California early Friday, but the readings indicate levels far below those that could endanger people.

CBS San Francisco–03/18/2011

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California To Seek Federal Aid For Tsunami Damage

California emergency officials said they hope to complete a tsunami damage estimate as early as next week to submit to the federal government in an aid request for wave-battered harbors.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/18/2011

The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. (Credit: DigitalGlobe)

EPA Installs More Radiation Detectors On The West Coast

While state and federal health officials are downplaying the risk of nuclear radiation from Japan, the EPA is deploying more electronic radiation monitors.


About 100 boats sustained damage in the Santa Cruz Harbor after the tsunami waves from Japan hit the west coast. (KCBS)

Santa Cruz Tsunami Damage Estimate Rises

Port Director Lisa Ekers revised her estimate to $22.5 million in tsunami-related damage to Santa Cruz Harbor, up from $17 million.

CBS San Francisco–03/15/2011

The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. (Credit: DigitalGlobe)

From Tokyo To Calif., Radiation Tracking Gets Crowdsourced

The intensifying nuclear crisis in Japan is raising anxieties on both sides of the Pacific over the potential impacts of radiation exposure.

CBS San Francisco–03/15/2011


Bay Area Sushi Bars Face Daunting Supply Shortages

Many Bay Area sushi bars are facing a supply shortage of fresh seafood, as they purchase it from markets and distributors in Japan.