No radiation danger in U.S. so far: official

10:30, March 18, 2011      

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There is no indication of radiation danger at this stage in U.S. territories, a U.S. government official said on Thursday.

"We don't see any concern for radiation levels that could be harmful here in the United States or any of the U.S. territories," U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Gregory Jaczko said at a White House briefing.

Jaczko said U.S. advice to its citizens to stay at least 80 kilometers (50 miles) away from the crippled Japanese nuclear plant is a "a prudent and precautionary measure."

U.S. recommendation is much farther than the 19-kilometer (12- mile) radius zone set by Japan.

Source: Xinhua

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