March 19, 2011
Radiation in milk and spinach has been found to exceed safe levels near the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said checks of milk in the Fukushima area, and of spinach grown in neighbouring Ibaraki, surpassed limits set by the government.
It was the first official report of food being contaminated by radiation since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami triggered a nuclear crisis.
Me Edano said the radiation levels posed no immediate threat to humans and urged consumers to remain calm.
He said even if someone drank the contaminated milk for a year the radiation level would only be the same as undergoing one CAT scan.
This article was posted: Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 4:28 am