"According to information received from the Global Network for Environmental Monitoring in the South China Sea, an increase in the level of radiation background in connection with a radiation incident has been recorded," the agency said.

It is noted that in this regard, Rospotrebnadzor strengthened monitoring of the radiation situation in the adjacent border areas.

“At present, there is no threat of negative impact on the population of the Russian Federation,” the department emphasized.

According to RIA Novosti, according to Ryukyu Simpo, on Monday evening, a resident of the Japanese island of Miyako discovered a cylinder on the shore with the inscription "uranium fuel rod."

Okinawa Prefecture Governor Dani Tamaki turned to the Self-Defense Forces for help. The military who arrived at the site made measurements of radiation, but no increase in the radioactive background was recorded.