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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 09:09 PM
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7. UPDATE: Japan bans Fukushima rice shipment due to contamination
Japan has banned shipments of rice from an area near the nuclear power station at Fukushima after high levels of radioactive caesium were detected.

The sample came from a Fukushima city farm about 60km from the plant.

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was damaged by the earthquake and tsunami in March, resulting in radiation leaks.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said the material was detected during pre-shipment tests and the contaminated rice had not been sold to consumers.

full: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15786289
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  -Rice containing radioactive caesium found in Japan Omaha Steve  Nov-17-11 06:24 AM   #0 
  - My heart breaks for that country and its people.  No Elephants   Nov-17-11 06:37 AM   #1 
  - The government can try, but the rice will make it onto international markets,  no_hypocrisy   Nov-17-11 07:30 AM   #2 
  - The market for Japanese-style rice is rather limited  Art_from_Ark   Nov-17-11 11:24 PM   #8 
  - Who could have seen that coming? nt  valerief   Nov-17-11 09:11 AM   #3 
  - And the DLC wants us to use infrastructure banks on behalf of nuclear power plants in the US.  No Elephants   Nov-17-11 11:30 PM   #10 
     - Nuclear power is the dirtiest, most dangerous, and most expensive way  plumbob   Nov-18-11 12:44 AM   #13 
  - Face it...the entire country and all of it's products, are radioactive.  SoapBox   Nov-17-11 10:15 AM   #4 
  - Every square meter of the earth's surface is.  AtheistCrusader   Nov-17-11 10:20 AM   #5 
     - And 3 Mile Island was a Success Story!  closeupready   Nov-17-11 10:50 AM   #6 
     - Radioactive caesium has been detected above the safety level  plumbob   Nov-18-11 12:42 AM   #12 
        - I would rather refer you to the post that I replied to.  AtheistCrusader   Nov-18-11 10:19 AM   #14 
  - UPDATE: Japan bans Fukushima rice shipment due to contamination  alp227   Nov-17-11 09:09 PM   #7 
  - I'm sure the FDA would make similar assurances on behalf of U.S. growers.  No Elephants   Nov-17-11 11:29 PM   #9 
  - After three reactor melt-downs (or rather, three melt-throughs)....  DeSwiss   Nov-18-11 12:03 AM   #11 
 

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