Thursday, March 17, 2011

Radiation found on Japan passengers to Taiwan, South Korea - 17th Mar 2011

(Reuters) - About 25 passengers arriving in Taiwan from Japan

were observed with levels of slightly higher exposure to radiation, a government official said on Thursday.

Authorities in South Korea had earlier reported unusually high radiation levels on three passengers arriving from Japan.

The Taiwan official, part of the government's atomic energy council, told Reuters by telephone that the 25 passengers had arrived from various Japanese cities and had "slightly higher" levels than normal.

The official provided no further details. He said the government had set up monitoring posts to subject arriving passengers to tests. No further measures were planned. Read More