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High-level radiation: Batan calls for calm

  • Gemma Holliani Cahya

    The Jakarta Post

South Tangerang   /   Mon, February 17 2020   /  12:11 am
Fallout: The Indonesian Military Disaster Quick Response Command's chemical, biological and radioactive unit, investigates a site contaminated by Caesium-137 near the Batan Indah housing complex in South Tangerang, Banten, on Sunday. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Fallout: The Indonesian Military Disaster Quick Response Command's chemical, biological and radioactive unit, investigates a site contaminated by Caesium-137 near the Batan Indah housing complex in South Tangerang, Banten, on Sunday. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)The National Nuclear Energy Agency (Batan) has asked residents of the Batan Indah housing complex in South Tangerang, Banten, to remain calm after finding high levels of radiation within the complex.The authorities said locals should not panic because theywere handling the incident, adding that it was unlikely that the radiation came from a nearby nuclear reactor. "Residents can carry out activities as usual, as long as they do not enter the area that has been marked as contaminated. If managed properly, exposure to this radiation will not endanger the residents," agency spokesperson Heru Umbara said in a statement on Saturday.The Nuc...