Chinese scientists to check radioactivity contamination in western Pacific

10:25, June 17, 2011      

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On June 16, a group of investigators nominated by the State Oceanic Administration of China set sail to the western Pacific Ocean to conduct a radioactivity monitoring test.

The mission is scheduled to last for a month, and the team will travel about 5,000 nautical miles. It aims to detect and analyze the impact of the Fukushima nuclear plant leakage on the western Pacific region in order to find the possible consequences it would bring about to China and neighboring sea areas, said Wang Fei, deputy chief of the State Oceanic Administration.

Yang Xulin, chief scientist of the investigation group, said the major tasks of the cruise are radioactivity monitoring of sea water and marine animals as well as the analysis of their chemical compositions.

By People's Daily Online
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