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Radiation from Japan reaches Europe

In Europe News, World News on March 30, 2011 at 5:32 pm

By Andrew Willis

BRUSSELS – Small amounts of radiation thought to come from Japan’s crisis-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant have been detected across Europe.

On Tuesday (29 March), Britain’s Health Protection Agency (HPA) said “the minutest” levels of radioactive iodine had been detected at its air monitoring stations in Oxfordshire and Glasgow over the past nine days.

It stressed however that the levels were too low to cause any risk to human health, peaking at 300 micro-becquerels per cubic metre but averaging a much lower 11 micro-becquerels over the nine-day period.

“Levels may rise in the coming days and weeks but they will be significantly below any level that could cause harm to public health,” the HPA said in a statement.

Similar amounts of radioactive material…

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