UPDATED 3/16/2011 10:03 a.m.

President Barack Obama told a Pittsburgh television station Tuesday that he’s not worried about radiation from the damaged Japanese nuclear power plant reaching Hawaii.

KDKA Political Editor Jon Delano asked: “Are you at all worried about radiation from japan reaching American shores?”

Obama replied: “No. I’ve been assured that it…any nuclear release dissipates by the time it gets even to Hawaii, much less to the mainland of the United States.”

Watch the president’s interview below. He talks about radiation at a minute mark 2:45:

Read it at KDKA Pittsburgh.

Eastern-Pacific Jet Stream

Jetstream Map, Hawaii
Courtesy of the California Regional Weather Service

An animation of the Eastern-Pacific jet stream can be seen at the California Regional Weather Service.