14 Mar '11, 3pm

S'pore unlikely to be affected by nuclear radiation: experts

SINGAPORE: It would take conditions like a complete meltdown of Japan's reactors and a continuous fire for a radioactive cloud to reach Singapore, said nuclear experts to ease concerns about Singapore being affected by a radioactive fallout. Singapore's National Environment Agency had said on Sunday that the country is unlikely to be affected, as the incident is taking place some 5,000 kilometres away. However, SMSes have been circulating, warning people not to expose themselves to rain as it may carry radioactive particles that can burn or even cause cancer. Other messages caution people to remain indoors and swab iodine on their neck to prevent radiation. Experts say such messages are causing unnecessary fear, as such a worst case scenario is unlikely because it requires a complete meltdown of Japan's reactors. Dr Benjamin Sovacool, assistant professor at the Lee Kuan Ye...

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  1. 15 Mar '11, 12am

    TBH, I was hoping for a stronger statement discrediting the recent chain SMSes telling people to not expose themselves to rain or swab iodine on their necks

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