Radiation levels normal around Taiwan: AEC


TAIPEI–Levels of radiation recorded around Taiwan did not show any abnormalities yesterday, the Atomic Energy Council (AEC) reported on its website.

Radiation levels recorded by 30 monitoring stations installed in various parts of the country remained at a normal 0.2 microsieverts per hour, the Cabinet level council said.

The report came amid an ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan. Three active reactors at a Japanese nuclear power plant were severely damaged by a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami on March 11. The troubled reactors have been emitting large amounts of radiation into the atmosphere, causing global concern about radioactive contamination.

Local meteorologists said on Wednesday radioactive fallout from Japan was not expected to hit Taiwan in the coming days because of prevailing weather patterns.