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Belgium finds radiation on containers from Japan

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.

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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