20 Mar '11, 1pm

Taiwan finds radiation on beans imported from Japan, though not of harmful levels

TAIPEI - Radiation has been detected on fava beans imported from Japan to Taiwan, Taiwanese officials said on Sunday, in what appears to be the first case of contamination in Japanese exports. The disclosure came a day after Japanese officials said radiation in low amounts had been detected in spinach and milk produced near the damaged Fukushima nuclear power complex in northeast Japan that has been leaking radiation since being damaged by an earthquake and tsunami March 11. Taiwan's Cabinet-level Atomic Energy Council Radiation Monitoring Centre said in a statement that a small amount of iodine and cesium had been found on a batch of Japanese fava beans imported to the island on Friday. The centre said 11 becquerels of iodine and 1 becquerel of cesium were detected. The amount of radiation was well below Taiwan's legal limit and not harmful to human health, an official fr...

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