Rice From Fukushima To Be Sold In Britain

Rice that has been harvested in Japan’s Fukushima region, an
area heavily affected by the nuclear meltdown in 2011, is returning to
the EU and will make its debut in the UK
According to The www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/06/19/national/fukushima-rice the Fukushima rice will start being sold in Britain from next month.

https://www.rt.com/business/347459-fukushima-rice-japan-melt reports:

total of 1.9 tons of Fukushima rice called Ten no Tsubu will be sold in
London, making the UK the first EU nation to import the region’s
produce after the nuclear disaster. The sale became possible after a
long campaign from Fukushima natives in London to fend off rumors about
the potential danger of the crops, the media said.

the UK as a foothold, we hope to expand the sale of prefecture-produced
rice to other EU member countries,” said Nobuo Ohashi from Japanese
farmers group Zen-Noh.Brussels requires rice from Fukushima to undergo a radiation test in Japan or the importer country.

bright news for Fukushima, which has been struggling with the import
restrictions. We will make further efforts so the restrictions will be
lifted entirely,” said a spokesperson for a prefectural office.The
disaster at the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Plant was caused by a tsunami
that resulted in the meltdown of three nuclear reactors and the release
of radioactive material. It was the largest nuclear disaster since the
Chernobyl accident in 1986, and the second to receive the highest level
classification on the International Nuclear Event Scale.A March
report by the US National Academy of Sciences said that five years
following the disaster, most seafood caught off the coast of Japan is
now safe to be consumed, adding, “the overall contamination risk for
aquatic food items is very low.”



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