Obama Says U.S. Safe From Japan Radiation, Orders Review of U.S. Nuclear Plants
President Obama reassured Americans Thursday that radiation from Japan's damaged nuclear plants poses no threat to this country, but added that he has ordered safety reviews of U.S. nuclear facilities.
"We do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the United States, whether it's the West Coast, Hawaii, Alaska, or U.S. territories in the Pacific," Obama said in an address from the Rose Garden. "That is the judgment of our Nuclear Regulatory Commission and many other experts."
Americans do not need to take any precautions against radiation contamination "beyond staying informed" of what's happening in Japan...
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