28 Apr '11, 11am

Greenpeace says Japan restricting its radiation tests:

TOKYO - GREENPEACE said on Thursday Japan had blocked it from testing seawater and marine life for radiation from a stricken nuclear plant in territorial waters that extend 20km offshore. Its Rainbow Warrior flagship had arrived in Tokyo, ready to start the monitoring further to the northeast, but the environmental activist group was denied permission for testing in the waters close to shore. 'It is critical that Greenpeace is allowed to test marine life and conduct monitoring in the coastal areas most at risk from sea water contamination from the Fukushima plant,' said Junichi Sato, Greenpeace Japan executive director. 'This is about providing independent and transparent information that will help people to protect both their health and livelihoods.' Since the March 11 quake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Greenpeace has carried out monitoring on ...

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