29 Mar '11, 6am

The Philippine govt said they detected small traces of radiation from Japan, but emphasised it posed 'no danger'

The Philippine govt said they detected small traces of radiation from Japan, but emphasised it posed 'no danger'

The Philippines detected small amounts of radiation from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, but emphasised the traces posed no danger to humans. -- PHOTO: REUTERS MANILA - SMALL amounts of radiation from Japan's damaged nuclear plant have been detected in the Philippines, the government said on Tuesday, while emphasising the traces posed no danger to humans. 'We have detected the isotopes, but we would like to ask the public not to panic,' Tina Cerbolis, a spokesman for the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute, told AFP. 'These are very tiny amounts in the air.' The institute released an advisory notice on Tuesday saying the radiation was from Japan's nuclear power plant at Fukushima, which has been leaking since being damaged by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11. 'Environment radiation monitoring around the world, including (in) the Philippines has detected very ti...

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