18 Mar '11, 9pm

Radiation levels in Japan not harmful: IAEA

VIENNA - Radiation levels currently detected in Japan and beyond in the wake of the nuclear crisis after last week's massive earthquake do not pose any harm to human health, an IAEA expert said Friday. "Regular dose information is now being received from 47 Japanese cities," Graham Andrew, scientific and technical advisor to the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told a regular daily press briefing here. "Dose rates in Tokyo and other cities remain far from levels which would require action. In other words they are not dangerous to human health," he said. The IAEA has just sent a radiation monitoring team to Japan to help authorities determine whether any dangerous radiation has been released from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, 250 kilometres (155 miles) northwest of Tokyo. "First measurements in Tokyo showed no indication of iodine 131 or cesium 137. T...

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