Belgium finds radiation on containers from Japan

By REUTERS
May 4, 2011 21:25

 
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BRUSSELS - Belgium's radiation safety regulator has discovered radiation levels surpassing European Union limits on a shipping container from Japan, the agency said on Wednesday.

The agency is decontaminating the container after it found radiation from Cesium-137 being emitted at a level of 0.5 microsieverts per hour in two rust spots.

This exceeds a limit of 0.2 microsieverts per hour suggested by European officials.

However, a spokeswoman for the agency said the discovery poses no danger to people or the environment, and radiation on the rest of the container was at a level of 0.1 microsieverts per hour.

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