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Radioactive Material From Nuke Plants Blowing Away From Japan

Japan Radioactivity

March 15: Officials wearing clothing to protect against radiation directs people to a center to scan residents who have been within 20 kilometers of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant damaged by Friday's earthquake in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. (AP)

GENEVA -- The U.N. weather agency said Tuesday that winds are currently blowing radioactive material toward the ocean, and that there were "no implications" for Japan or countries nearby.

"All the meteorological 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 program, said.

A World Meteorological Organization 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.