As Japanese workers pumped out contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean from the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear facility, authorities on Tuesday said radioactive iodine several million times the legal limit was detected in seawater near the plant but insisted that it posed no major health risk.

The plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which last week said that contaminated wate

Mumbai: Just as the world is watching Japan all over again after it announced that contaminated water from its crippled nuclear plants would be released into the sea, the medical world is slowly talking about a touchy topic: Is radiation from medical devices harmful?

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Workers were withdrawn from a reactor building at Japan

Mumbai: Indians face no danger, at least for the moment, of any radioactive contamination if they come in contact with imported Japanese products like cars, TV sets, electronic items and other consumer goods.

The firm assurance was given on Thursday by chairman of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) S S Bajaj.

Even as the Japanese authorities began distributing bottled water for the estimated 80,000 children less than a year old in the Tokyo area, city authorities said Thursday that levels of a radioactive isotope found in water samples from one purification plant had fallen by more than half in the last 24 hours, now testing below the country

Radioactive iodine exceeding the limit considered safe for infants has been detected in Tokyo

Tokyo: The World Health Organization said on Monday that radiation in food after an earthquake damaged a Japanese nuclear plant was more serious than previously thought, eclipsing signs of progress in a battle to avert a catastrophic meltdown in its reactors.

Engineers managed to rig power cables to all six reactors at the Fukushima complex, 240 km north of Tokyo, and started a water pump a

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