Winds blowing radioactivity offshore, away from Japan: WMO

15th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

The UN weather agency said 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 spokeswoman 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.

© 2011 AFP

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