VIENNA - A UN scientific body said on
Monday it would study the radiation impact of Japan's nuclear
disaster on people and the environment, but it did not expect to
detect any major health effects.
The United Nations
Scientific Committee on the effects of
), which has published reports about
the 1986 Chernobyl
accident, said it would take at least two
years to produce a full report on the issue.
"Everybody wants answers tomorrow or next week ... but this
is not possible. We need time," UNSCEAR
Chairman Wolfgang Weiss
told a news conference, adding that preliminary findings were
expected in May 2012.
"So far what we have seen in the population, what we have
seen in children with thyroid screening, what we have seen in
workers ... we wouldn't expect to see health effects," he said.