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Radioactive greens are banned in Japan


More evidence of contaminated vegetables coming from the Fukushima area has added to global worries about Japan’s shattered nuclear plant.

Radiation has now been found in 11 types including spinach broccoli and cabbage and the Japanese government has banned their sale.

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In Tokyo higher than normal levels of radiation have been found in the city’s tap water and in milk but the authorities say there is still no danger to humans.

But already US and Asian countries have announced strict import regulations on certain perishable goods.

Although there has been some progress in restoring power to the Fukushima site 13 days after the double disaster hit the country, a robotic arm is still being used to to spray water on number 4 reactor’s spent fuel pool.

Technicians working at the plant say more time is needed to stabilise the situation.

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