Russia reports normal radiation levels

14th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

Russian authorities reported normal radiation levels in the country's Far East on Monday and said there was no reason to evacuate residents following a second explosion at a Japanese nuclear plant.

"As of Monday morning, the background radiation in regions of Russia's Far Eastern Federal District completely conformed to the norm," Interfax quoted chief sanitary doctor Gennady Onishchenko as saying.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin had over the weekend ordered a review of emergency response plans in the country's Far East following Saturday's first atomic station explosion in Japan.

Channel One television said Russian authorities were keeping a constant radiation level watch throughout the country's Pacific coast region.

© 2011 AFP

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