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Japan earthquake: USS Reagan ‘went through radioactive cloud’

March 14, 2011 Comments off

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Japan quake

This satellite image shows the extent of the damage caused by the tsunami in Fukushima prefecture. Picture: AFP/DigitalGlobe Source: AFP

THE crew of the US aircraft carrier, on a humanitarian mission to Japan, received a month’s worth of radiation in about an hour, a US newspaper reported yesterday.

The fleet said that the radiation was from a plume of smoke and steam released from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

The US Seventh Fleet has now moved its ships and aircraft away from the nuclear power plant after discovering low-level radioactive contamination.

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan was about 160 kilometres offshore when its instruments detected Read more…