NRC Says U.S. Not Expected to Receive Any Harmful Levels of Radiation
Operative words here is “harmful levels”….. oy vey, i feel so much safer now;
MARCH 14, 2011 2:15 PM PST
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD REPORTS:
Radiation from nuclear plants damaged in Japan’s earthquake is unlikely to reach US territory in harmful amounts, US nuclear officials say.
“Given the thousands of miles between the two countries, Hawaii, Alaska, the US Territories and the US west coast are not expected to experience any harmful levels of radioactivity,” the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said in a statement 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 statement read.
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The office also said it sent two boiling-water reactor experts as part of a US Agency for International Development (USAID) emergency team helping respond to the crisis in Japan.
The NRC is coordinating with the US Department of Energy and other federal agencies in providing “whatever assistance the Japanese government requests” as they respond to conditions at several nuclear power plant sites following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the statement read.