22 Mar '11, 11pm

Government says radiation level in Singapore safe: THE likelihood of any radioactive plume reaching Singapore re...

Pre-screening of food samples for radioactivity. -- PHOTO: HEALTH SCIENCES AUTHORITY'S APPLIED SCIENCES GROUP THE likelihood of any radioactive plume reaching Singapore remains very low, the National Environment Agency (NEA) announced on Tuesday. Radiation levels, which have been monitored since the start of the accident, shows an average reading of about 0.08 micro-Sieverts per hour. This is safe and is within the normal range of Singapore's natural background level. Modelling studies conducted by NEA and the World Meteorological Organisation-designated Regional Specialised Meteorological Centres for Environmental Emergency Response, continue to show that the likelihood of any radioactive plume reaching Singapore is very low. Even if prevailing winds were to transport a plume to Singapore, the impact is expected to be insignificant. NEA added there is no cause for concern...

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