No abnomal radiation at Feitsui Reservoir: official


TAIPEI–No abnormal radiation readings were found in the water samples taken on March 18 and 22 from the Feitsui Reservoir in New Taipei City, the reservoir administration said yesterday.

Commissioner Liou Ming-lone of the reservoir administration told reporters that his office had been paying great attention to the possibility of radioactive dust contamination since Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant was damaged by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11.

Since then, the Atomic Energy Council (AEC) has been assisting the reservoir, which supplies water to the greater Taipei area in northern Taiwan, in monitoring its water quality for possible radioactive fallout, Liou said.