21 Mar '11, 10am

Spinach with radiation 27 times more than limit found 100 km away from affected nuke plant

Tokyo, Mar 21 (ANI): Spinach with radioactive iodine 27 times more than the government-regulated limit has been found in the city of Hitachi in Ibaraki Prefecture , which is located over 100 kilometers away from the earthquake-cum-tsunami affected Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan . The concerns of people over farm products have led the government to instruct local authorities to halt the shipment of relevant produce if it is found contaminted with radioactive substances above the government regulated standards. The Kyodo news agency quoted Ibaraki prefectural government as saying that in one kilogram of spinach grown in open air in the city, 54,000 becquerels of iodine has been detected, exceeding the 2,000 becquerel limit preliminarily set by the government under the food sanitation law. The level of cesium in the spinach grown in the city was also higher at...

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