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Japanese ban on radioactive beef widens

Posted By admin On July 28, 2011 @ 7:35 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
July 28, 2011

Japan widened a ban on beef to cattle from a second tsunami-hit region Thursday, citing elevated radiation levels in the meat of animals because of the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis.

Almost 3,000 cattle feared tainted with radioactive caesium have been shipped nationwide, slaughtered and sold after the animals were fed rice straw exposed to fallout from the more than four-month-old nuclear crisis.

After banning sales of cattle from Fukushima prefecture last week, the government extended the order to neighbouring Miyagi where, officials said, at least six contaminated animals have been identified.

The new order was announced by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano.

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[2] Beef Contamination Spreads in Japan as Cattle Eat Radiation-Tainted Straw: http://www.prisonplanet.com/beef-contamination-spreads-in-japan-as-cattle-eat-radiation-tainted-straw.html

[3] Japan set to ban Fukushima cattle shipments after radioactive meat scare: http://www.prisonplanet.com/japan-set-to-ban-fukushima-cattle-shipments-after-radioactive-meat-scare.html

[4] Second Japanese Nuclear Plant Suffers Radioactive Leak: http://www.prisonplanet.com/second-japanese-nuclear-plant-suffers-radioactive-leak.html

[5] Radiation found in beef near Japanese nuclear plant: http://www.prisonplanet.com/radiation-found-in-beef-near-japanese-nuclear-plant.html

[6] Nuclear Expert: Radioactive Rain-Outs Will Continue For a Year – Even In Western U.S. and Canada – Because Japanese Are Burning Radioactive Materials: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nuclear-expert-radioactive-rain-outs-will-continue-for-a-year-even-in-western-u-s-and-canada-because-japanese-are-burning-radioactive-materials.html

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