15 Mar '11, 1pm

Winds blowing radioactivity away from Japan via @cmswire < And towards the US West Coast...

Winds blowing radioactivity away from Japan via @cmswire < And towards the US West Coast...

A radiation detector marks 0.6 microsieverts, exceeding normal day data Tuesday March 15, 2011, near Shibuya train station in Tokyo. -- PHOTO: AP GENEVA - THE UN weather agency said on Tuesday that winds are currently blowing radioactive material towards the ocean, and that there were 'no implications' for Japan or countries nearby. 'All the meterological conditions are offshore, there are no implications inshore for Japan or other countries near Japan,' Maryam Golnaraghi, who heads the weather agency's disaster risk reduction programme, told journalists. A WMO spokesman warned however that the conditions 'will fluctuate as the weather systems progress.' 'We can't say over the next two to three days what is going to happen,' she added. -- AFP

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