Sunday, March 20, 2011

Japan Restricting Radioactive Food

According to CNN:

In the midst of the ongoing incident with the partially-melted nuclear reactors in Fukushima, Japan, restrictions have been placed on food produced in provinces near the reactors. Sales of milk from the Fukushima Prefecture and spinach from the Ibaraki Prefecture, both very close to the reactors, have been banned. This ban has come after discovering very high levels of radioactive iodine and cesium in the products from each province. The two regions also happen to be major areas of fruits, vegetables, rice, and pork production and are home to some of Japan's most efficient farmland. Very low amounts of radioactive iodine have also been found in tap water samples. Hygiene experts say that the radiation found in food and farmland will have a devastating effect on the nation's farmers.

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