China's water, seafood unaffected by radiation leak

16:01, March 21, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Chinese waters have not been affected by Japan's nuclear radiation leak, and the nation's seafood is safe to eat, China's State Oceanic Administration (SOA) assured the public on March 19 after days of detection and monitoring.

The administration launched comprehensive emergency radioactivity monitoring of the marine environment upon hearing the news of the explosion and radiation leakage at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Days of monitoring showed that the atmospheric radiation dose rate in Chinese waters is within the normal range.

According to the three-dimensional ocean current numerical forecast, the radioactive contaminants from the earthquake-damaged nuclear plant will mainly drift southwards in the next three days, and the vast majority of radiation will be confined to the waters around Fukushima.

For some time to come, the contaminants may reach the waters northeast of Tokyo, and then drift eastwards into the Pacific Ocean under the influence of the Kuroshio Current. Overall, the radiation leak will not affect China in the short term.

A relevant SOA official said that the seafood from Chinese waters has not been affected and is safe to eat. Furthermore, the radiation levels in China remain normal according to the radiation monitoring results from the National Nuclear Safety Administration under the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

By People's Daily Online

 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
  Weekly review  
 
 
 
     
 
 

(Editor:叶欣)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Survey for 2011 NPC and CPPCC Sessions
  • Focus On China
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Grammy winner Ricky Martin promotes 'Music + Soul + Sex' tour in Mexico
  • Amazing Body Worlds &Cycle of Life exhibition fascinates visitors in NY
  • France, UN set out conditions for Gbagbo's departure
  • Ulanqab sees seasonal swarm of swans
  • Fewer than 400 Nanjing Massacre survivors still alive
  • Dengue fever raging in Paraguay with 22 deaths this year
Hot Forum Dicussion