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By Mark Weitzman     Mar 15, 2011 in World
Tokyo - U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos sends email update to American Citizens in Japan. Says U.S officials in agreement with the response and measures taken.
In an email dated March 15, 2011 02:30, U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos wrote:
...Since the first reports of trouble with the reactors, American nuclear experts have worked around the clock to analyze data, monitor developments, and provide clear assessments on the potential dangers. While at times we have had only limited access to information, I am personally committed to assuring that our experts have as much access and information as possible, and the necessary resources to understand the situation. I have personally been deeply engaged in these efforts.
After a careful analysis of data, radiation levels, and damage assessments of all units at Fukushima, our experts are in agreement with the response and measures taken by Japanese technicians, including their recommended 20kms radius for evacuation and additional shelter-in-place recommendations out to 30kms.
Let me also address reports of very low levels of radiation outside the evacuation area detected by U.S. and Japanese sensitive instrumentation. This bears very careful monitoring, which we are doing. If we assess that the radiation poses a threat to public health, we will share that information and provide relevant guidance immediately.
Roos "is briefing reporters daily and sending out Tweets and Facebook updates -- in Japanese and English -- at a frantic pace. Roos has used the platforms to give Americans information about English-speaking hospitals in the area; update the public on where U.S. military teams are heading; and reassure the Japanese people that the United States will support them "in every way", reports Fox News
The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo has been emailing special disaster-related warden messages to Americans citizens who are on its list for the embassy's regular monthly email newsletter. The service is free and American citizens are eligible to receive the regular newsletters and other messages.
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