No immediate danger of N-contamination in China

A report said no abnormal signs were detected in sea water off Chinese coast.

Last Updated: Mar 21, 2011, 13:34 PM IST

Beijing: China will remain unaffected by radioactive substances leaking from the troubled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan`s east coast for at least a few days, a government report has said.

The State Oceanic Administration said no abnormal signs were detected in sea water off the Chinese coast and the waters will not be affected by radioactive fallout for at least the next three days, as the current off the coast of Fukushima was flowing southeast, the Shanghai Daily reported on Monday.

The report released by the National Nuclear Emergency Coordination Committee cited a weather forecast from an emergency response centre in Beijing, affiliated with the World Meteorological Organisation and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Air-monitoring results across the country remained normal, the report said.

Meanwhile, a small degree of radiation was detected on fava beans imported from Japan by Taiwan, officials said.

Iodine and Cesium was found on a batch of fava beans imported Friday. The level was, however, not harmful to human health, they said.

IANS