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Originally posted by Hefficide
reply to post by Signals
Sticky situation really. Say too much and cause a panic, don't say enough and cause a panic. Really, the rational mind can only make two assumptions here. The lack of official statement means either there is a negligible risk of US problems from the radiation, or we are all DOOMED. At least we know it's not in the middle. If it was a middle of the road risk, we'd be inundated with info.
In all honesty, in the fifties, we were blowing off nukes like firecrackers all over the pacific, and the Soviets were doing the same in other places. I'd think those levels were much more problematic than what is happening in Japan.
Originally posted by Blaine91555
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Obama told KDKA-TV of Pittsburgh that experts have assured him that a nuclear release from Japan will dissipate by the time it gets to Hawaii, much less the U.S. mainland.
In the wake of the Japanese crisis, Obama said, the U.S. needs to "examine how we can further improve the safety and performance" of nuclear plants in this country.
"Nuclear plants are designed to withstand certain levels of earthquakes, but having said that, nothing's completely failsafe, nothing is completely foolproof," he said in an interview with a CBS television station in Pennsylvania.
"So each time these kinds of events happen, I think it's very important for us to examine how we can further improve the safety and performance of these plants," said the president.
Reporting from Washington President Obama, "heartbroken" by the unfolding tragedy in Japan, reiterated Monday that the United States stood ready to support its ally in the aftermath of Friday’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.
"The United States will continue to offer any assistance we can as Japan continues to recover from multiple disasters," Obama said.
From the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Ronald Reagan to the heart of the disaster zone, Americans are airlifting vital supplies to Japanese rescue workers.
It's a down payment on a promise made by President Obama.
"The United States will continue to offer any assistance we can as Japan recovers from multiple disasters and we will stand with the people of Japan in the difficult days ahead," Mr. Obama said.
"Today's events remind us of just how fragile life can be," the president said. "Our hearts go out to our friends in Japan and across the region, and we're going to stand with them as they recover and rebuild from this tragedy."
The president said the United States has mobilized efforts, including ship and air power to assist the Japanese. The United States has one aircraft in Japan and another is on the way, and a ship is also en route to Marianas Islands for assistance, Obama said.
Originally posted by Kargun
reply to post by MindSpin
Ya more BS talk with no ACTION@@
Did you not read my post?
Am I the only one that can see what an armchair critic he has become?
I don't give 2 snips what he says anymore. We KNOW its all bs. DO SOMETHING is what I ask.