Harmful radiation won’t reach US: ObamaMarch 18th, 2011 - 4:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Thursday that he does not expect the harmful radiation from a crippled Japanese nuclear plant would reach the US.
“We do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the United States, whether it’s the West Coast, Hawaii, Alaska or US territories in the Pacific,” he said in a speech at the White House.
Right now the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and public health experts do not recommend that people in the US should take precautionary measures beyond staying informed, Xinhua quoted Obama as saying.
He urged the US citizens in Japan to monitor carefully the situation and follow the guidance of the US and Japanese governments.
Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant was badly damaged in last Friday’s magnitude 9 quake that triggered a massive tsunami. Since then technicians have been trying to cool the reactor core without much success.
Twenty people were confirmed to have suffered from radiation exposure. On Thursday, Japanese military started to pour water on the over-heating plant.
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