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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Japan : Edano comments on veggie shipment suspensions

Via NHK News :

" Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano has officially announced that the government has instructed the governors of Fukushima and Ibaraki prefectures to suspend shipments of and warn against eating some farm produce because of radiation contamination.

Edano said at a news conference on Wednesday that eating such vegetables and drinking milk from the prefectures temporarily pose no health risks.But he said the government issued the instructions at an early stage as a precaution, assuming that contamination will be found in the area for a long time.

Edano also said the government will compensate farmers affected by the suspensions.He added that other farm produce from the area poses no health risks, and called on consumers to remain calm."

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