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Nissan checks cars for radiation

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In an effort to reassure customers, Nissan is carrying out radiation checks on the car parts and vehicles that it imports into Taiwan from Japan.

The company released video of workers in radiation suits with handheld detectors monitoring boxes of spare parts.

A spokesman for the carmaker, Hsieh Ting-Lin explained they are also checking assembled vehicles: “We’re focusing on areas of the car that customers touch most. There are six parts, first is the engine, second the driving seat, third is the passenger seat, the fourth is the boot, fifth the exterior of car, and finally the tyres.”

Each vehicle that passes is then marked with a ‘Radiation Check OK’ sticker.

Taiwan’s authorities have stepped up checks on Japanese products since the earthquake and tsunami damaged the nuclear power plant at Fukushima.

Nissan has said that in mid April it will restart some manufacturing at its engine plant near Fukushima.