Traces of radioisotopes detected on people arriving from Japan

Radiological checks conducted on individuals who arrived in Greece from Japan have detected traces of radioisotopes, “minute quantities”, on their personal effects, Greek Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) on Tuesday announced. A total of 47 people have been checked so far. Additional checks were conducted in five cases and the findings were not alarming to call for further action.

Radiological checks can be conducted at Athens’ Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Thessaloniki’s Macedonia International Airport and at the GAEC facilities.

Similar measures have been taken in other European countries as well such as, Spain, Germany, Italy and others. Voluntary radiological checks are being conducted mainly on individuals coming from the evacuated region near the Fukushima nuclear plant.

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