Russia’s Far East monitors radiation levels every 2 hours

Radiation levels are within the norm in Russia’s Far East region of Sakhalin and the danger of radioactive pollution in the region is unlikely, a spokesman for the regional emergencies ministry said on Friday.

“There were no deviations from the norms,” he said adding that data from radiation monitoring in the region, close to Japan’s quake-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant, is received by emergencies department every two hours.

The levels of radioactive iodine in seawater near the stricken reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan were reported to be 4,385 times the legal limit on Thursday.

The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., said it was going to decommission four of Fukushima’s six reactors, while efforts continue to try to prevent major nuclear fallout.



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