15 Mar '11, 5pm

S'pore safe from Japan radiation fallout: expert: SINGAPORE : News of radiation leaks from one of Japan's nuclea...

S'pore safe from Japan radiation fallout: expert: SINGAPORE : News of radiation leaks from one of Japan's nuclea...

SINGAPORE : News of radiation leaks from one of Japan's nuclear plants have sparked off concerns among many netizens in Singapore. Channel NewsAsia's Facebook page has also been receiving many responses. Some asked about the authenticity of a message claiming to be from BBC News, which said "radiation may hit the Philippines" and "Asian countries should take necessary precautions". However, BBC has clarified that it did not send out the SMS alert. Others like Annie Lee asked if the radiation spread will affect Singapore. And if so, then when? Nuclear experts said Singapore is in no danger from a radiation fallout. Dr Benjamin Sovacool, assistant professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, said: "Even if a worst case scenario were to happen, an absolute nightmare, multiple reactors catch fire, they create a radioactive particle cloud that is hazardous, it's not l...

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