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Seafood imports from Japan indicate radiation contamination

Sri Lanka is not subject to any direct impact on its marine environment due to radioactive releases from the Fukushima accident, according to a comprehensive study. But radiation levels, particularly in seafood items imported from Japan, had noticeably increased an expert said.

Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) National Project Coordinator, Director Life Sciences Head Wijeya A. Waduge said yesterday the study had been carried out with technical know-how from the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA).

Following the study, Sri Lanka had successfully established baseline data for marine radioactivity around it, he said, noting that Sri Lanka had not reached the radiation danger zone, but it was time for all relevant stakeholders to be on the alert. Investigations were conducted to ascertain the varying radiation levels that already exist in the country.

Waduge said that radiation levels, particularly in seafood items imported from Japan, had noticeably increased. He attributed the high level to the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Plant.

However, he said that radiation levels were below the danger level of 100 Becquerel (BQ), with the readings indicating the level varying between 15 and 20 (BQ).

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