Radiation level within norms in Russia’s Far EastApril 17th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The radiation level is within the norms in all districts of Russia’s Far East, a spokesman for the regional emergencies ministry said Sunday.
“As of Sunday morning, we have not detected radiation above natural background levels in Far Eastern regions,” the spokesman said.
Background radiation is what is constantly present in the environment and is emitted from a variety of natural and artificial sources.
Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant was seriously damaged by magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami that hit the country’s northeast region March 11.
Fukushima’s operator has since been struggling to stop radioactive leaks from the plant’s crippled reactors.
Radioactive elements have been found in the water, air and food products in some parts of Japan.
Russian officials have consistently said there is no evidence the radiation has spread to Russia’s Pacific coast.
Meanwhile, 47 Japanese automobiles indicating high levels of radioactivity remain in the port at the Russian Far East City of Vladivostok.
The Russian Geographic Society will next week send an expedition to the Sea of Japan to monitor the levels of nuclear contamination in the water, and check on seismic processes in an area stretching from the Kuril Islands to Kamchatka Peninsula.
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