IAEA teams assist Japan in monitoring radiation from Fukushima

Damaged nuclear plant

Damaged nuclear plant

Shortly after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan triggered the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) dispatched teams of radiation monitoring experts to assist the Japanese authorities.

The main purpose of these missions was to carry out environmental monitoring between 20-80 kilometres from the Fukushima accident site and Tokyo surroundings and take samples, which included air filters, smears, grass, water and soil.

Louise Potterton spoke to Rodolfo Cruz Suarez, an IAEA operational radiation protection specialist with the Radiation Safety and Monitoring Section who recently spent two weeks in Japan and carried out monitoring activities in Fukushima and other areas affected by the nuclear accident.

Duration: 2’40

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