Sun, Oct 21, 2012 - Page 3 News List

Radioactive waste claims denied

CONCLUSIVE PROOF?According to the INER, contaminated water is unlikely to have killed animals in the area as ‘animals survived the radiation leak at the Fukushima plant ’

By Loa Iok-sin  /  Staff reporter

He said the restricted area was a plot of land that had been sealed off after an accidental leak of contaminated water from the INER.

“We reacted responsibly by immediately closing off the area, digging up the soil and storing it in a secure place within the INER, leaving the land idle and going back to check the radioactive value periodically,” Ma said. “So far, we haven’t detected anything unusual.”

At the request of the community, the AEC took water samples from locations designated by residents and promised to report the results within a week.

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