China: Earthquake buried 32 sources of radiation, but situation is safe

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May 20, 2008 12:58

 
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More than 30 sources of radiation were buried by debris from the massive earthquake in central China last week, but all except two have been disposed of and the overall situation is safe, a state news agency reported Tuesday. The Chinese government has previously said all nuclear facilities affected by the earthquake were safe and under control, but did not give any details about which sites were affected or whether any were damaged. Thirty-two radioactive sources were buried under rubble, Xinhua News Agency reported, citing Minister of Environmental Protection Zhou Shengxian. Only two have not been recovered, although authorities have located them and restricted access to nearby areas, Zhou was cited as saying. They were expected to be transported to safety soon.

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