China Contains Radiation in Quake Area

AP reports on efforts to contain sources of potential leaked radiation from the earthquake, after 50 sources of radiation were discovered to be buried in the debris:

Officials precariously balanced their efforts to clean up and rebuild with attempts to house, feed and treat the displaced and injured and search for survivors.

One senior official said China faces “a daunting challenge” to prevent environmental contamination from other sources.

There has been no leak of radioactive substances into the environment, Wu Xiaoqing, China’s vice minister for environmental protection, told reporters in Beijing.

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