IAEA teams assist Japan in monitoring radiation from Fukushima

The International Atomic Energy Agency, the IAEA, is helping Japan monitor radiation outside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

IAEA team

Shortly after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan triggered the nuclear accident at the plant, the IAEA dispatched teams of radiation monitoring experts to assist the Japanese authorities.

The main purpose of these missions was to take environmental samples — which included air filters, smears, grass, water and soil – of the surrounding environment and near Tokyo.

The IAEA’s laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria are now analysing the samples to identify the radionuclide composition of the release and the level of contamination.

The final results will be presented to the Japanese authorities.

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