Taipei: Taiwan`s state mail company Chunghwa Post said on Thursday it had started radiation tests on letters and parcels from Japan, amid strong concerns about atomic pollution in the neighbouring country.
“All mail and parcels from Japan need to go through our radiation test facilities in Taipei before they can be delivered to clients,” said Tseng Chin-hsiung, the head of the company`s mail business department.
The checks began on Tuesday, he said, adding that so far no radiation had been detected in the mail from Japan.
The company handles more than 50,000 parcels and 20 tonnes of letters from Japan each month, Tseng said.
A 9.0-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami struck Japan on March 11, severely damaging a nuclear power plant, with over 10,000 people now confirmed dead and 16,501 listed as missing by national police.