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A Beijing Resident Privately Measured Nuclear Radiation in His Community

Although the Chinese government announced that the Japanese nuclear leak has had no impact on China, some people were still concerned. Weeks after the nuclear crisis occurred following the tsunami in Japan, a Beijing local resident, Mr. Chen Jin, spent 1,400 yuan (US$213) on a pocket sized portable device to measure the level of nuclear radiation in his community. He also borrowed larger U.S. made equipment for better accuracy. Chen posted his results online for his community to see. The equipment he used has consistently shown a normal radiation level. The Beijing News report also mentioned that a government expert suggested that Chen’s activities were unnecessary and might be unprofessional.
Source: Beijing News, March 23, 2011