12 Oct '11, 6am

Rice harvested from Fukushima prefecture determined safe for distribution after tests

Rice harvested from Fukushima prefecture determined safe for distribution after tests

Rice harvested from Japan's nuclear accident-hit Fukushima prefecture is safe for distribution after tests showed that radioactive materials from the crops were below the limit set by the government, Kyodo agency reported on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: AFP TOKYO (REUTERS) - Rice harvested from Japan's nuclear accident-hit Fukushima prefecture is safe for distribution after tests showed that radioactive materials from the crops were below the limit set by the government, Kyodo agency reported on Wednesday. Radioactive readings from rice harvested in all districts of Fukushima where the crops were grown were below the 500 becquerels per kg limit set by the government, Kyodo said. Fukushima expanded the inspection spots nearly ten-fold to around 300 areas in September after radioactive cesium of 500 becquerels per kg was found in a sample of a pre-harvested rice in Nihonmatsu city, ...

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