From the Energy Department, there’s nothing to fear about radiation wafting in from Japan:
“I think there’s essentially no concern in terms of the health effects on American shores,” Secretary of Energy Steven Chu told reporters after testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on his department’s budget.
At the White House, spokesman Jay Carney made the same point, repeating a statement made earlier by a top Nuclear Regulatory Commission official.
“You aren’t going to have any radiological material that, by the time that it traveled those large distances, could present any risk to the American public,” said Mr. Carney.
We are not going to have radiological material that could present any risk to Americans.
Meanwhile, the US Surgeon General tells Californians to buy up them iodide pills as a “precaution”. Precaution for what?
Good grief people, let’s pretend for a little while that you’re not a group of incompetent boobs–can you at least trade notes in the morning?
[Hat Tip: Allahpundit]