SL checks rain water for radiation

21 March 2011 02:48 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Authority (SLAEA) would examine water samples from yesterday’s rain to check for any possible radioactivity, an official said.

Head of the SLAEA Prof. Wimaladharma Abeywickrema said that they had already informed the Metrological Department to collect samples from various part of the country.

However, he said no threat of radiation leakage was posed to Sri Lanka following the radiation leakage occurred in the Japanese Nuclear Plant in Fukushima Prefecture. (Thilini de Silva)

  Comments - 11

  • Sam Tuesday, 22 March 2011 09:59 AM

    You have not evolved to Darwins Theory. that's why you make stupid comments without knowing much fact.If you go to china you will realize how good sri lankas air quality is.

    tharanga Monday, 21 March 2011 03:15 PM

    Dont do cosmetics. instead do something worthwhile. they never come to our skies.

    alex Monday, 21 March 2011 04:04 PM

    be vigilant but don't make people panic

    Darwin Monday, 21 March 2011 04:40 PM

    Stupidness of the Banana Republic. . The air polution and dust is unbearable in Sri Lanka.

    Japana Hapana Monday, 21 March 2011 04:48 PM

    Pissu hadena sanda! Why worry about rain water in SL? Japan is thousands of miles away. Instead, check drain water for Dengue.

    Banti Monday, 21 March 2011 05:57 PM

    You never know!!!

    blazinfire Tuesday, 22 March 2011 07:45 AM

    is it raining in the 1st place

    Appu Tuesday, 22 March 2011 08:08 AM

    Use public money for something friutful than wasting! The person proposed this must have brain damaged from radiation.

    MagodisThuma Tuesday, 22 March 2011 12:37 AM

    If radiation is detected... ask Japanese embassy to issue visa to us to go to Japan !

    Vajira Tuesday, 22 March 2011 02:32 AM

    How exactly you are going to check rain water when there is no rain for SL these days?

    AJ Tuesday, 22 March 2011 03:21 AM

    Be grateful that how remote the possibility is, that SLAEA is doing their job, vigilantly, leaving no stone unturned. It is not something that I can say to many other public institutions.

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