18 Jul '11, 10am

Japan scare over radiation-tainted beef widens

Japan scare over radiation-tainted beef widens

A scare over radiation-tainted beef in Japan spread on Monday as more cows from seven farms in the Fukushima region were found to have been trucked across the country after eating contaminated straw. -- PHOTO: AFP TOKYO - A SCARE over radiation-tainted beef in Japan spread on Monday as more cows from seven farms in the Fukushima region were found to have been trucked across the country after eating contaminated straw. The 411 cattle, from the same prefecture as the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, were sent to meat processing centres in six other regions including Tokyo between March 28 and July 6, prefecutural officials said. The food scare started a week ago when meat contaminated with radiation from 11 cows at a farm just outside the 20km Fukushima nuclear no-go zone was reported to have been moved around the country and probably eaten. On Sunday, Japanese medi...

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