March 14, 2011 / 4:47 AM / 7 years ago

U.S. warships and planes move from Japan's nuclear-crisis coast

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. warships and planes helping Japan’s earthquake and tsunami relief efforts have moved away from the country’s Pacific coast temporarily because of low-level radiation from a stricken nuclear power plant, the U.S. Navy said on Monday.

The U.S. Seventh Fleet, in a statement, described the move as precautionary measure.

Reporting by Linda Sieg; Editing by Mark Bendeich

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