Sunday, March 13, 2011
Japan - FUKUSHIMA REACTOR " NO FALLOUT EXPEXTED IN USA"
11March 2011, Japan was rocked to its very foundation with an 8.9 magnitude earthquake followed 30 minutes later by a 33 foot wall of water generated by a tsunami wiping out everything in its path. Not knowing that in just a few days, Japan and its general population will be fighting for survival with the explosion of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, and the additional troubles with the other plants. Unfortunately up to 190 people have been exposed to radiation, and 210,000 have been evacuated from the area. The United States has been sending cooling agents to assist in cooling the fueling rods to prevent a complete core melt down. However, some good news, according to 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."