15 Mar '11, 4am

2 dozen Hong Kong journalists reporting on the Japanese quake and subsequent damage were scanned for radiation on return

HONG KONG - TWO dozen Hong Kong journalists reporting on the Japanese earthquake and subsequent damage at a nuclear plant were scanned for radiation after returning to the city, the government said on Tuesday. The reporters, who had been in Fukushima prefecture near the quake-hit power station, asked to be tested for radiation exposure when they returned to Hong Kong on Monday evening, officials said. They were greeted at the airport by health officials clad in full bio-hazard gear and led into buses that had been turned into decontamination units where their bodies were scanned, the South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday. None of the reporters was contaminated, a government spokesman told AFP, while declining to confirm the details reported by the newspaper. Some on board the aircraft expressed concern over being put on the same flight as the journalists, all from l...

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