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    Radioactive iodine detected across Chinese mainland

    (Xinhua)
    Updated: 2011-04-01 20:42






    BEIJING- "Extremely low levels" of radioactive iodine have been detected in the air over all the provincial-level regions but Tibet Autonomous Region on the Chinese mainland, but the material poses no threat to public health or to the environment, said an official statement issued on Friday.

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    The material is believed to have drifted to China by air from the quake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.

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    Low levels of iodine-131 were first detected in northeastern China's Heilongjiang Province on March 26.

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    http://internationalglobe.com/world/...ross-mainland/
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