S'pore radiation levels normal, says NEA

SINGAPORE: THE National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Friday that there are no abnormal changes in radiation levels in Singapore.

Likewise, national water agency PUB also said there is no sign of contamination to water so far, reported local news agency.

The Singapore Government assures that it has been closely monitoring the developing situation at the Fukushima Nuclear Station and assessing its possible impact on Singapore.

The public is advised not to be unduly alarmed. NEA said on its website that it has been carrying out daily modelling studies and so far, and studies have shown that "there is minimal risk of Singapore being affected by the radiological plume" as the incident site is more than 5,000 km away.

Natural background radiation varies from place to place, but NEA said the average level in Singapore averages at about 0.1 microsieverts per hour, which is within safe limits.