Mon Mar 7 21:29:35 CST 2011
radiation has been detected so far.
This morning, we received additional data from the Agency=92s monitoring =
which indicated contamination on the ground at a location 50 to 70 km =
the Fukushima site. The team will make confirmatory measurements =
the same locations to help validate the initial results. Grass and other
samples have also been taken by the team from various locations in the
Fukushima Prefecture for analysis.
In the coming days, the IAEA monitoring team plans to take measurements =
the same locations monitored by the Japanese authorities. This will =
in the validation of measurements. The IAEA is sending additional =
experts to Japan to supplement its capabilities in the field.
Some results on the monitoring of foodstuffs have been made available by
Japan to the IAEA and FAO. We can confirm measurements indicating that, =
some areas, Iodine-131 in milk and in freshly grown leafy vegetables, =
as spinach and spring onions, is significantly above the levels set by =
for restricting consumption of these food products.
3. Agency Activities
The Director General has returned to Vienna and will brief the Board of
Governors on Monday on the outcome of his visit to Tokyo=20
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