Slim Chance of Nuclear Fallout

      April 07, 2011 09:28

      The Korea Meteorological Administration on Wednesday said there is a slim chance of radioactive particles flying from Fukushima directly into Korea.

      The KMA on Monday forecast that radioactive particles could be blown on southwesterly winds south of the Japanese islands and land in Korea on Thursday.

      "Analysis of air currents on Wednesday showed that radioactive matter in the air in areas south of the Japanese islands are expected to be blown eastward in the direction of the Pacific before southwesterly winds that flow in the direction of Korea begin to blow on Thursday," the KMA said Wednesday.

      However, there still is a chance that some of the particles will remain in the air in southern Japan along the route of the southwesterly winds, which would allow for small amounts to be blown toward Korea on Thursday, it added.

      The KMA forecast that rain will start on the west coast of South Jeolla Province on early Thursday morning, and 20 to 100 mm of heavy rains will fall across the country until Friday.

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