U.S. forces kept 50 miles away from Japan nuke plant.

U.S. forces in Japan are not allowed within 50 miles…

U.S. forces in Japan are not allowed within 50 miles of Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant, the Pentagon on Wednesday, explaining measures meant to keep troops safe during a relief operation.

The U.S. military is also giving some flight crews potassium iodide tablets ahead of missions as a way to guard against effects of radiation, officials said.

The measures were seen as precautions and the Pentagon said no U.S. forces have shown signs of radiation poisoning.

Source: Phil Stewart; Will Dunham for Reuters.

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  • General Jim M

    Too bad there is no way to encase the whole thing in Lead.Drop Liquid CO2 tankers in there.We could just call Superman.Hey,you know how everyone wants to nuke Irans nuclear facilities………Guess we should just leave to the experts who know everything.