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Fukushima radioactive iodine-131 detected in China

04-08-2011 21:01 BJT Special Report:9.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Japan |

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Turning to China, and small amounts of radioactive iodine ONE-THREE-ONE have been detected in the air above 30 Chinese provincial regions, while radioactive cesium has been detected in 22.

Iodine ONE-THREE-ONE has also been detected in lettuce in East China's Jiangsu Province and on beets in South China's Guangdong Province. But experts say almost all radioactive substances can be removed by repeated washing. And according to the State Oceanic Administration and the World Meteorological Organization, the airborne radiation should have no effect on public heath.

Experts say in the next three days, the wind above the Fukushima nuclear plant will blow in a northeast direction, with pollutants expected to dilute above the Pacific Ocean, with no impact on China. Meanwhile, China's coastal provincial regions have been given the all-clear, following a tsunami alert triggered by the recent aftershock.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: China Daily

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