Eavesdropping In: Trace Amounts Of Radiation To Hit US, Details On NYC St. Patrick's Parade

by Mara Siegler · March 17, 2011

Officials around the world are increasingly concerned that Japan's mounting nuclear disaster is out of control. The resulting catastrophe will be "deadly for decades." [ABCNews]

A plume of radiation from stricken Japanese nuclear reactors is crossing the Pacific and will be detectable in southern California by tomorrow, according to a United Nations forecast. [NYT]

According to culinary historians at the University College of Cork. St. Patrick didn't eat corn beef and hash but gruel, seaweed, eggs, honey, fish, meal pastes, cereal, fruits, nuts, cheeses and milk. [IrishTimes]

This year's St. Patrick's Day parade will be shorter than previous ones - but no less festive. [NYDN]

NYC pubs prepare for St. Patrick's Day. [NYP]