April 12, 2011
Customs officials in Vladivostok seized a radioactive cargo of 20 cars from Japan. Their level of radiation is two times higher than normal.
Intensive beta-radiation was discovered during a checking of the “Asian Ice” ship.
The cars are currently being kept in quarantine and will most likely be sent back to Japan.
This is the first large shipment of radioactive second-hand cars from Japan. Earlier, heightened levels of radiation were found on several private vehicles.