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Update Regarding Brush Fire in Ventura County

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

At this time, Pepperdine’s Malibu and Westlake Village campuses are not threatened by the Camarillo Springs Fire.  However, we continue to monitor the situation closely, as today is another Red Flag warning day with weather conditions favorable to wild land fire activity.

Pepperdine’s plans to address the risk of wild land fires are well-practiced by experienced staff who have managed brushfire situations in the past.  The University’s Emergency Operations Committee is on standby and has been closely monitoring the Camarillo Springs Fire and has staff resources present at the fire department’s incident command post.  These precautions are routine and precautionary.  Pepperdine enjoys a close and trusted relationship with the fire department and receives the latest accurate information from fire officials in order to make the best decisions to protect our community.  Further, Pepperdine has resources on campus to shelter-in-place community members if a brushfire threatens the Malibu campus.  Further detail about this practice can be found at: http://emergency.pepperdine.edu/shelter-in-place/.

The University’s plans call for early announcements to our community and guests to alert them of necessary precautions to take in the event the campus is threatened.

No Health Threat For U.S. West Coast From Low Concentration Radioactive Particles From Japan

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) reports that “All the available information continues to indicate Hawaii, Alaska, the U.S. Territories, and the U.S. West Coast are not expected to experience any harmful levels of radioactivity,” despite the reports of low concentrations of radioactive particles heading eastward from Japan.

On April 8, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that there are no radiation related health risks to individuals outside of Japan. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control remains confident that there will be no serious health consequences here in the U.S.

The U.S. continues to monitor the situation through Radnet, a system of 100 radiation monitors overseen by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Pepperdine University officials are also following developments for any changes. Additional information is available from the resources below: