Radioactive Particles from Japan's Fukushima NPP to Reach Bulgaria

Environment | March 25, 2011, Friday // 20:53|  views

Employees of Tokyo Electric Power Co. work at the central control rooms at Unit 1 and Unit 2 at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, on 23 March 2011. EPA/BGNES

Air masses containing radioactive molecules emitted from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan will reach Bulgaria in the late afternoon on Saturday.

The radiation from the Fukushima NPP badly damaged by the March 11 9.0-magnitude earthquake will reach Bulgaria provided the winds from the last few days do not change their direction, according to the National Center for Radiobiology and Radiation Protection, as cited by bTV.

The scientists have stressed that the miniature amount of radiation saying it carries no health risk whatsoever for the population in Bulgaria.

The Bulgarian experts expect that the quantity of the radionuclides will be so small that they will not even be registered by the monitoring equipment.

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Tags: radiation, radioactive, radioactivity, National Center for Radiobiology and Radiation Protection, Fukushima, Fukushima Daiichi, NPP, Nuclear Power Plant, radionuclides, Japan, Earthquake


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