Belgium finds Cesium-137 radiation above legal limits on container from Japan

Published: May 5th, 2011 at 7:48 am ET
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Belgium finds radiation on containers from Japan, China Daily, May 5, 2011:

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. [...]

Published: May 5th, 2011 at 7:48 am ET
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