20 Feb '11, 10am

South Korea's state nuclear research institute reported a small radiation leak during an experiment on Sunday.

SEOUL - SOUTH Korea's state nuclear research institute reported a small radiation leak during an experiment on Sunday, which led to a temporary warning but caused no casualties, an official said. 'It was a problem that happened in the middle of an experiment. It did not leak outside the building, nor lead to casualties,' the official at the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute in Daejeon told Reuters. He asked not to be named because he was not authorised to speak to media. Yonhap reported that a radioactive substance rose to the surface of a water tank when researchers were working to make a semiconductor wafter at a nuclear reactor, which set off an alarm. Three staff were evacuated immediately due to the accident, the news agency said. The official at the institute in Daejeon, south of Seoul, said the level of warning was the lowest and all staff were again working as...

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