U.S. won't feel radiation from Japan: U.S. nuclear agency

WASHINGTON Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:34pm EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is not expected to experience "any harmful levels" of radiation from Japan's earthquake-hit nuclear power reactors, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on Sunday.

"All the available information indicates weather conditions have taken the small releases from the Fukushima reactors out to sea away from the population," the NRC said in a statement.

"Given the thousands of miles between the two countries, Hawaii, Alaska, the U.S. Territories and the U.S. West Coast are not expected to experience any harmful levels of radioactivity."

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Will Dunham)

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Comments (5)
Alpha_Blogger wrote:
Pure propaganda. The Japanese used the jet stream currents in WWII to float explosive balloons over the United States.

Mar 13, 2011 4:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TessTyFy wrote:
While I fully realize and understand the US government calming the nerves of the American citizens, I suggest everyone watch the wind direction from Japan and inland to west of the U.S. at weather dot org north_america

The wind does die down, and what is carried in it lands. Whether it lands in the sea, or whether it lands on land, it still has an affect in the U.S.

Mar 13, 2011 5:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Eideard wrote:
“Runaway! Runaway!”

Mar 13, 2011 6:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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