Mar 18, 2011 — Airline passengers and cargo arriving on flights from Japan are setting off radiation detectors at foreign airports.
In the U.S., passengers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport triggered radiation detectors on Wednesday, city officials confirmed to the Chicago Sun-Times. And scanners at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport detected radiation on some cargo arriving from Japan.
At South Korea's Incheon International Airport passengers coming from Japan were found to have radiation levels above the permitted amount, according to the country's Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
And in Taiwan, a government official confirmed to Reuters that 25 passengers had arrived from various Japanese cities with "slightly higher" levels than normal.
Source: Planet Data