Cause of ‘yellow rain’ found to be pollen: weather agency, Kyodo, March 24, 2011 at 1:05 am EDT:
The “yellow rain” seen Wednesday in the Kanto region surrounding Tokyo was caused by pollen, not radioactive materials as many residents had worried, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Thursday.
The agency received more than 200 inquiries Thursday morning about yellowish residue left on roofs and elsewhere by the rain…
A health official at the Tokyo metropolitan government also said there is a possibility that the rain contained radioactivity but not at a level to have had adverse effects…
Read the report here.
Published: March 24th, 2011 at 2:06 am ET