13 Mar '11, 10pm

IAEA says radiation at Onagawa nuclear plant back to normal

IAEA says radiation at Onagawa nuclear plant back to normal

VIENNA: Radiation levels at the Onagawa nuclear plant in Japan have returned to normal after a state of emergency was called there earlier, the UN atomic watchdog IAEA said on Sunday. "The Japanese authorities have informed the IAEA that radioactivity levels at the site boundary of the Onagawa nuclear power plant have returned to normal background levels," the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement. Earlier, excessive levels at Onagawa had led the authorities to report a state of emergency there. "The first or lowest state of emergency was reported at the plant earlier on Sunday after an increased level of radioactivity was detected at the site boundary," the Vienna-based IAEA said. "Investigations at the site indicate that no emissions of radioactivity have occurred from any of the three units at Onagawa. The current assumption of the Japanese authorities ...

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