US halts 24-hour Fukushima monitoring
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it has halted 24-hour monitoring of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant as conditions are slowly stabilizing there.
The commission announced on Monday that it was adjusting its response as Japan continues to implement its shutdown plan. But it said the US team of experts in Japan will remain in place and it will continue to support them and coordinate response efforts with federal and industry partners.
Meanwhile, the State Department is continuing to recommend that US citizens avoid travel within a 50-mile, or 80-kilometer, radius of the Fukushima plant. But it said based on studies, it believes it is safe to use the railway and expressway to transit through the area.