Diplomat says minuscule fallout reaches Calif.


LOS ANGELES (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 today from one of its California-based measuring stations. He asked for anonymity because the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization does not make its data public.

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