March 13, 2011 / 7:35 PM / in 7 years

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

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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