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Safety issues in Sapporo

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The National Organizing Committee's Risk Announcement Team has prepared information on this page regarding the safety of the environment in Sapporo, the venue city, including information on the safety of the air and water. This page will be updated continuously.

Environmental radioactivity level in Sapporo

Readings of environmental radioactivity in Japan
(English, Chinese and Korean versions)
Radiation doses around airports in Japan

As of June 10, 2011, radiation level of the air in Sapporo is below 0.1 μSv/h, which is no different from the normal range in the past (0.02 to 0.105 uSv/h).
Regarding the drinking water in Sapporo, neither iodine-131 nor cesium-137 has been detected.
Radiation in the air at a level that would pose harm to human health has not been detected at any Japanese airports.

Message from the Commissioner, Japan Tourism Agency
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Message from the President, Japan National Tourism Organization
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Message from the President, Sapporo Convention Bureau (Mayor of Sapporo)
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Sapporo, due to its location on the north island of Hokkaido, has not been affected by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11th. Furthermore, the levels of radioactivity in Sapporo are within the normal range.

Please be assured that Sapporo is safe, and we sincerely look forward to welcoming you to the IUMS 2011 Sapporo Congress in September.

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