Obama official doesn't expect Japan radioactivity to reach U.S.
March 14th, 2011
02:47 PM ET

Obama official doesn't expect Japan radioactivity to reach U.S.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was joined by administration officials to answer questions about the nuclear power plants in Japan that were damaged after Thursday's earthquake and tsunamis.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko said there is a "very low probability" that harmful radiation levels will reach the United States and other territories.

Jaczko called it a "serious situation," but he and Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman said they don't expect these events will result in any changes in U.S. nuclear power policy.

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