Japan eases restrictions on milk, spinach near nuclear plant
The Japanese government had ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods following abnormal radiation levels in products near the nuclear plant in Fukushima prefecture.
April 8th, 2011
05:39 AM ET

Japan eases restrictions on milk, spinach near nuclear plant

Japan's government has lifted restrictions on vegetables and milk from some parts of the country's north after inspections found radiation levels below legal limits for three straight weeks, a top government official announced Friday.

The move lifts a ban on spinach and kakina, another leafy green vegetable, from Gunma Prefecture, southwest of the quake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Milk from the Aizu area of Fukushima Prefecture, inland from the plant, will also be allowed for sale, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told reporters.

"The level of radiation has stayed low for last three samplings," Edano said.

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  1. Tired of being lied to

    oh come on banasy...don't we just need to trust the experts here? I mean they have been totally right & forthcoming & accurate thus far Right?! Someone please pass me the milk (& spinach too!)

    April 9, 2011 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
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