Asked about the impact of a cloud of radioactive pollution coming
from Russia in October, ASN chief Pierre-Franck Chevet told the
French senate levels of radioactive ruthenium 106 in the air had
posed no safety threat to French citizens, but that controls on
imported food products had been strengthened.
"The latest information I have is that it seems traces of cesium
have been found on mushrooms that would have come from Russia,"
Chevet told a Senate hearing on nuclear security.
Russia said last week it had measured pollution of a radioactive
isotope at nearly 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains
after French nuclear safety institute IRSN warned about cloud of
radioactive pollution over Europe.
(Reporting by Geert De Clercq; editing by Luke Baker)
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