11 Apr '11, 8am

[News] No radioactive material in food or water, say local authorities: SINGAPORE: Singapore authorities have st...

SINGAPORE: Singapore authorities have stressed that the country's food and water supply remains free from harmful radioactive material. Minister of State for Environment and Water Resources Amy Khor gave the update in Parliament, a month after a massive quake hit Japan triggering a tsunami which damaged its Fukushima nuclear plant. Authorities in Singapore say the current situation at Fukushima remains serious but they also stress that the likelihood of any radioactive plume reaching Singapore is very low. Even though sea waters around Fukushima have been found to be radioactive, Singapore's coastal waters remain safe. Because Singapore is more than 5,000 kilometres away from Japan, even if any radioactive plume or sea water reaches the country, the impact is "inconsequential". That is because by then, any radioactive material would have been diluted to "insignificant leve...

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