The United Nations’ Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization has forecast the possible movement of the radioactive plume dispersing across the Pacific Ocean from Japanese reactors and reaching southern California late Friday. The New York Times has an animation of the plume’s anticipated path, which could change with wind and weather. Experts say radiation levels will be diluted as the plume drifts across the Pacific Ocean reaching the West Coast and will not pose a public health risk in the U.S.
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