China to remain unaffected by Japan radioactive leaks over next 3 days

08:15, March 25, 2011      

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China will remain unaffected by radioactivity from Japan's quake-hit nuclear power plant over the next three days, according to China's National Nuclear Emergency Coordination Committee Thursday.

The committee said in a statement that radioactive materials from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant would disperse to Pacific waters east and north of the nuclear power plant in the coming three days and would not impact China.

The statement was made on the basis of the latest weather analysis as of 4 p.m. on Thursday, conducted by a Beijing-based emergency response center affiliated with the World Meteorological Organization and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Furthermore, the State Oceanic Administration detected no abnormal radiation in waters off the Chinese coast and concluded that China's waters will not be affected by radioactive leakage in the next three days as the currents off the coast of Fukushima slowly flow southeast.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said that air monitoring across the country continues to show normal radiation levels, according to the statement.

Currently, the accident would not have any impact on China's environment or the Chinese public's health, the statement said.

The crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan was damaged by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami on March 11.

Source: Xinhua
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