LOS ANGELES — Air pollution regulators in Southern California say they have not detected increased levels of radiation from the damaged Japanese nuclear reactors.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District said Friday
radiation measured at its three sites are not higher than typical
The agency's monitors are part of the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency's network of more than 100 sensors across the
nation that track radiation levels every hour.
Earlier, a diplomat with access to radiation tracking by the
U.N.'s Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization in Vienna said
there were indications that fallout from Japan had arrived in
California. He cited readings from a California-based measuring
station of the agency.
The diplomat said the readings were about a billion times
beneath levels that would be health threatening.