19 Mar '11, 7am

Japan detects abnormal radioactivity in milk, spinach

Japan detects abnormal radioactivity in milk, spinach

OSAKA: Japan has detected abnormal levels of radioactivity in milk and spinach in areas near a stricken nuclear plant, but the foods pose no immediate threat to humans, government spokesman Yukio Edano said Saturday. "Radiation exceeding the limit under Japanese law was detected," he said. The contaminated milk was found in Fukushima prefecture, where the quake-damaged atomic power station is located, while the tainted spinach was discovered in neighbouring Ibaraki prefecture, Edano told reporters. The milk was found more than 30 kilometres (20 miles) from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant -- outside the government's exclusion zone. The spokesman said the health ministry has ordered authorities in both prefectures to check where the products came from, how they were distributed and -- depending on their findings -- suspend sales. "The government will do its utmost......

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