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IAEA to send experts to analyze seawater

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The International Atomic Energy Agency will send two marine experts to Japan to report their analysis of the sea water off the coast of the defunct Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Experts from the IAEA affiliated Environment Laboratories in Monaco collected the samples in September to examine the effects of radioactive materials on the ocean's ecosystem.

The laboratory's director David Osborn and another expert will visit Japan from November 4th to the 7th.

The IAEA has been advising Japan to disclose comparative analysis of the results of more than one institution to enhance transparency and ease concerns of neighboring countries.

The two experts also plan to compare water analysis results from Japanese and IAEA laboratories to assess the accuracy of Japanese data.

The IAEA will take new samples off the coast near the Fukushima plant on November 5th.

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