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Japan's nuclear radioactivity reaches Pakistan

04-09-2011 13:48 BJT

ISLAMABAD, April 9 (Xinhua) -- Very small traces of airborne radioactive iodine, believed to originate from the crisis-hit Japanese Fukushima nuclear power plant, have been detected in Pakistan, local media reported on Saturday.

Because of the long distance from Japan and the air mixing along the path, the radiation reaching Pakistan is extremely diluted, local newspaper Daily Times reported, quoting the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC).

The amount of radioactive iodine detected in Pakistan are tiny and billions of times lower than levels that could be of any consequence for public health or environment, PAEC said. Therefore, no precautionary measures of any kind are needed.

Dr. Jamshaid Zaidi, a Pakistani nuclear scientist, also said that the levels recorded do not pose any danger to people or the environment.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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