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LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — A diplomat in Vienna says Japan’s radioactive fallout has reached Southern California, but first readings are “about a billion times beneath levels that would be health threatening.”
The diplomat, who has access to U.N. radiation tracking, was citing readings Friday from one of its California-based measuring stations.
He asked for anonymity Friday because the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization does not make its data public.
Health and nuclear experts say there is absolutely no cause for alarm because the radiation is being diluted during its journey across the Pacific Ocean.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District is monitoring radiation levels at three sites in Southern California. Concerned residents can now get a daily update about radiation levels by visiting AQMD.
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