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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.

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