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Radioactive substances were released into the atmosphere in the morning of May 23rd outside the controlled area at Japan Atomic Energy Agency’s nuclear physics laboratories in Ibaraki Prefecture, the Nuclear Regulation Authority’s secretariat said early May 25th.

JAEA did not report the accident immediately to NRA and neighborhood municipalities, and Ibaraki prefectural government because JAEA initially thought that the leak had been confined to the lab area and that the radiation was within acceptable levels.The report was made almost more than 24 hours after the incident.

 

<Media Report>
Radiation leak reported day after incident at Ibaraki laboratory (Mainichi Newspaper)

Local officials inspect nuclear physics lab that exposed 30 to radiation (Asahi Newspaper)

 


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