CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

No nuclear radiation detected in East China Sea after Japan quake

03-15-2011 10:30 BJT Special Report:9.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Japan |

SHANGHAI, March 14 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese environmental monitoring team has not found radioactive substances in the East China Sea from samples collected immediately following the first explosion at a nuclear power plant on Japan's east coast.

Pedestrians pass through the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai, east China, March
14, 2011. The nuclear leakage in Japan caused by Friday's 9.0-magnitude earthquake
and resulting tsunami would not affect East China Sea in the near future, a State
Oceanic Administration official said. The administration has been monitoring
radiation in the East China Sea area since Japan's nuclear leakage.(Xinhua)

Initial test results of the sampled water showed no abnormal signs, said Xu Ren, director of the environmental monitoring center of the State Oceanic Administration's East China Sea Branch.

Further tests will be conducted while a second batch of monitoring boats will depart Tuesday to collect new samples from the East China Sea, Xu said.

The samples were collected from monitoring spots located at 1,500-2,500 km away from Japan's Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. At least two hydrogen blasts have hit the plant's nuclear reactors since a magnitude 9 earthquake struck northeast Japan last Friday, triggering a tsunami and causing widespread devastation.

Japan's nuclear safety agency has urged residents living around the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant to stay indoors and avoid exposure to possible radioactive substances.


Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program