WHO assesses radiation risk from nuclear plant in Japan

Despite reports that radiation leaking from that damaged nuclear plant in Japan is travelling to other nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) maintains that outside the country there no public health risk.

Damaged nuclear plant

Damaged nuclear plant

Spokesman Gregory Hartl says he’s aware of elevated levels of contamination recorded by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization CTBTO, but that does not change WHO’s basic risk assessment, which is that people outside the 30 kilometer exclusion zone are in little danger.

“We have access to data from a number of sources and indeed the CTBTO does have very sensitive measuring devices which have picked up very, very low radiation levels from various points around the world. Again, we reiterate that outside of Japan, there is no public health risk from the event. “

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