Bloomberg News
March 29, 2011

China said radioactive material was found in the atmosphere of more provinces and cities including Guangdong and Shanghai, as the government took measures to allay health concerns after the nuclear accident in Japan.

Trace amounts of radioactive iodine-131, first detected in the atmosphere above northeastern China’s Heilongjiang province on March 27, were also detected yesterday over the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Guangdong and Guangxi and the city of Shanghai, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said on its website yesterday. Radiation in China’s atmosphere was within a natural range this morning, the ministry said today.

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