Cows that ate contaminated feed already shipped - Macleans.ca

Cows that ate contaminated feed already shipped

Inspections show they were shipped to other parts of Japan

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Over 500 beef cattle that ate feed contaminated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster were shipped to 10 different prefectures in Japan, farm inspections showed, according to a Reuters report. On-site inspections began after radioactive cesium measuring three to six times higher than safety standards was detected in beef cattle shipped to Tokyo from a farmer north of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, which experienced the world’s worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in March. All of Fukushima’s cattle farms, which number 4,000, should be inspected by Aug. 3.

Reuters

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