PHL remains safe from Japan’s radioactive materials – PNRI

April 14, 2011 12:55 am 

MANILA, April 13 – The Philippines remains safe from radioactive materials in Japan’s quake-damaged nuclear power plant in Fukushima, the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) said Wednesday.

PNRI Deputy Director Corazon Bernido said during a press briefing at PNRI main office in Quezon City that the effect of the Japan nuclear crisis remains "insignificant" as the radiation levels in the country “are steadily going down" in the past few days.

Bernido said the impact of radiation from Japan to the Philippines remains insignificant as it has been from the beginning.

The PNRI official added that the situation has not worsened despite the raising of the crisis level around the nuclear power plant in Japan from 5 to 7.

Japanese nuclear regulators raised the level of the nuclear crisis in the power plant to "major accident" — the highest level in the International Atomic Energy Agency scale. (PNA) DCT/JCA

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