Earlier we reported that the United States of America (USA) can be reached and hit by nuclear radiation from Japan. Here’s the update – (Share on Facebook to spread the news – from Jiji Press Japan – U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos said Wednesday that the United States recommends American people living within 80 kilometers of Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s <9501> earthquake-damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to evacuate the area.
The U.S. government is recommending the evacuation “as a precaution” under U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) guidelines that apply to such a situation, Roos said in a statement. Those Americans are urged to “take shelter indoors if safe evacuation is not practical,” Roos said.
The NRC, the Department of Energy and other U.S. technical experts have reviewed the scientific and technical information collected in the country as well as what the Japanese government has disseminated, the statement said.
The United States underscored numerous factors in the wake of the quake and resulting tsunami, including “weather, wind direction and speed, and the nature of the reactor problem that affect the risk of radioactive contamination within this 50-mile (80-kilometer) radius or the possibility of lower-level radioactive materials reaching greater distance,” it said.
The recommended evacuation area is wider than a 20-kilometer radius in the Japanese government’s evacuation instruction issued after high radiation levels were detected at the plant. Japan has instructed those living between 20 and 30 kilometers of the plant to remain indoors.
Meanwhile, there are fears that traveling by airplane may pose a risk to radiation exposure as airplanes can be reached and hit by nuclear radiation.