02 Apr '11, 1am

Radiation levels at Japanese village 'improving daily': VIENNA - RADIATION levels recorded at a village... #japan

Radiation levels at Japanese village 'improving daily': VIENNA - RADIATION levels recorded at a village... #japan

A man is screened for radiation contamination at an evacuation shelter in Koriyama, Fukushima prefecture. Radiation levels recorded at a village outside the evacuation zone around the quake-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant are improving daily. -- PHOTO: AP VIENNA - RADIATION levels recorded at a village outside the evacuation zone around the quake-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant are improving daily and now appear to be back below safe levels, the UN atomic watchdog said on Friday. Two days ago, the International Atomic Energy Agency said safe limits had been exceeded at Iitate village, 40km north-west of Fukushima, well outside the government-imposed 20km exclusion zone and the 30km 'stay indoors' zone. But by Friday, more samples had been taken and they showed that levels were back below IAEA operational criteria for evacuation, 'The latest assessment shows that it's act...

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