No contamination from Japan's March 11 nuclear incident

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  • Wednesday, 07 Sep 2011

KUALA LUMPUR: No radioactive contamination has been detected in Malaysia to date since the March 11 nuclear incident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.

Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili said the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB), as part of its standard procedures, was continuously monitoring the environment and radiological level throughout the country via the Environmental Radiological Monitoring System.

The system is located at seven sites (Chuping, Ipoh, Senai, Malacca, Kuantan, Sri Aman and Kudat).

"Readings at these sites continue to show normal levels and safe for the people," he said in a statement.

Malaysia's regulatory limit considered safe for the people is 0.5 micro-Sievert per hour.

He said the AELB would continue with its monthly sampling, especially for seawater throughout Malaysia at Kota Baru, Kuala Terengganu, Kuantan, Mersing, Kuching, Labuan and Kudat.

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