VIENNA, March 12 (Reuters) - Japanese authorities have told
the U.N. atomic watchdog they are making preparations to
distribute iodine to people living near nuclear power plants
affected by Friday's earthquake, the Vienna-based agency said.
Iodine can be used to help protect the body from radioactive
In Japan on Saturday, radiation leaked from a damaged
nuclear reactor after an explosion blew the roof off in the wake
of a massive earthquake, but the government insisted that
radiation levels were low.
(Reporting by Fredrik Dahl; Editing by Louise Ireland)
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