15 Mar '11, 9pm

No need for public here to be unduly alarmed about any potential health consequences from nuclear crisis in Japan

SINGAPORE - There is no need for the public here to be unduly alarmed about any potential health consequences from the nuclear crisis in Japan, with minimal risk of Singapore being affected by the radiological plume. A joint press release issued yesterday by several ministries and agencies - including the Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Environment Agency (NEA) - noted that while the situation remains serious in Japan, the incident site is "more than 5.000 km away". According to simulations carried out in NEA's daily modelling studies - as well as those conducted by the World Meteorological Organization-designated Regional Specialised Meteorological Centres for Environmental Emergency Response in Tokyo and Melbourne - there is "minimal risk" of Singapore being affected at such a distance. The statement added: "The public is advised therefore not to be unduly alarmed ...

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