29 Mar '11, 12am

Traces of radioactive iodine were detected in Seoul, but there was 'no immediate risk to public health'

Traces of radioactive iodine were detected in Seoul, but there was 'no immediate risk to public health'

South Korean environmental activists wearing masks hold crosses during a demonstration to oppose nuclear power in Seoul. Traces of radioactive iodine were detected in Seoul, though the level was said to be not harmful. -- PHOTO: AFP SEOUL - TRACES of radioactive iodine have been detected in Seoul following the nuclear crisis in Japan, a report said on Tuesday, though the level is not said to be harmful. The state-run Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (Kins) said it had found traces of radioactive iodine-131 in Seoul after analysing samples taken from the air in 12 places around South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported. Kins said the amount of iodine was so small that there was no immediate risk to public health or the environment. Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was badly damaged by an earthquake and tsunami that hit the country on March 11 and radioactive ma...

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