There are no signals that a radioactive cloud from Japan could reach Romania and the risks of Romanians’ health are small, Public Health Institute specialists declared on Wednesday quoted by Romanian news agency Agerpres. At his turn, Environment minister Laszlo Borbely said that there is no signal that a radioactive cloud from Japan could reach Romania.

Here are some of the most important statements made by Public Health Institute specialists:

  • There are no health risks for Romania’s population Estimates by specialists reveal that is very unlikely to have such a cloud in Romania considering the distance Environment ministry officials monitor the level of radioactivity in the air, water, vegetation, tap water to identify any radioactive cloud that might pass through Romania.  

  • There are emergency plans at the level of the country and there are procedures for such cases.  

At his turn, Romania’s Environment minister Laszlo Borbely said

  • There are no supplementary measures to be taken in Romania. We receive daily information from the global authorities that controls the nuclear activity. 

  • If there will be any concerning signs, we will take appropriate measures. But there are no signs of a possibility of a radioactive cloud in Romania I had talks with the Environment Council at Brussels and urged them to take a public stand and impose harsher conditions like a back up cooling system for nuclear plants.