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Monday, March 21, 2011 - 05.44 GMT
Radiation checks for Japan imports


Special security precautions have been put in practice to protect the public from radiation affects from products imported through ports in Japan and surrounding areas.

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Customs Department and the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Authority (SAEA) together have put this program into operation.

In addition to containers, vehicles being imported will also undergo a radiation check.

The SLAEA has opened a special unit to test people arriving in Sri Lanka from Japan or any other country affected by nuclear radiation, he said.

This unit has been established at the Atomic Energy Authority, Baseline Road, Orugodawatte.

In addition, the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Authority has established six centres to collect data on air pollution in Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Matara, Anuradhapura and Trincomalee.






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