The White House says that unlike some other countries the U.S. is not recommending that American citizens leave Tokyo over radiation concerns.
Press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday that U.S. officials have determined that Americans in Japan should follow the same guidance the Japanese government is giving to its citizens.
The Japanese government has warned people within 20 miles of the
nuclear reactor complex damaged in the earthquake and tsunami to
stay indoors to avoid exposure.
The plant is about 170 miles from Tokyo, where slightly elevated
radiation levels were reported. Japanese officials said the
increase was too small to threaten people in and around the
Still, Austria said it is moving its embassy from Tokyo to Osaka
and France recommended that its citizens leave the Japanese