U.S. Navy moving carrier from Japan base.

[10:23 a.m. Monday ET, 11:23 p.m. Monday Tokyo] The U.S.…

[10:23 a.m. Monday ET, 11:23 p.m. Monday Tokyo] The U.S. Navy is moving the aircraft carrier USS George Washington from its port at Yokosuka Naval Base near Yokohama to avoid radiation exposure.

“Moving USS George Washington is a precaution given the capabilities of the vessel and the complex nature of this disaster,” according to a statement on the ship’s official Facebook page.

The 97,000-ton warship will remain in waters off Japan, the statement said.

Source: CNN Blogs

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