Airlines considered halting flights after Fukushima meltdowns — “You know, radiation — They are worried about radiation” — US officials concerned commercial air traffic would be grounded

Published: March 12th, 2012 at 8:56 am ET
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Title: Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi ET Audio File
Source: US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Date: March 17, 2012

MR. CASTO: Yeah, it’s a significant amount of people, and they have — and they have authorized all Americans to go on the charter. So they have taken half the flights and have Embassy dependents — well, no, each flight — I don’t know how to say it. Now I’m starting to get tired. Each flight is reserved — half reserved for Embassy dependents, the other half of the flight is for American citizens.

MALE PARTICIPANT: Right.

MR. CASTO: Okay? So they’re pumping those, but they’re worried because, you know, they may get grounded eventually, because of — because of, you know, radiation. They are worried about radiation. Commercial air carriers are trying to make the decision whether they are going to stop their flights. And if they do, then that puts more pressure on the charter flights to get people out.

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Published: March 12th, 2012 at 8:56 am ET
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