Radiation Plume Headed to California From Japan

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    An explosion at a Fukushima nuclear power plant north of Tokyo Saturday that raised fears of a meltdown.

    The United Nations is forecasting a possible radioactive plume coming across the Pacific Ocean and arriving in California Friday, according to the New York Times.

    While health and nuclear experts say the plume will dilute as it moves east, there will be hints of radiation.

    Radiation Plume Headed To California From Japan

    [BAY] Radiation Plume Headed To California From Japan
    Bob Redell talks about reports a radiation plume is headed to California. (Published Thursday, March 17, 2011)

    The island of Japan is more than 5,000 away from the California coastline.

    Click here to see the NYT animation of the radiation plume.