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Nuke test on Japanese ship


Nuke test on Japanese ship


The first ship to leave Japan since the Fukushima nuclear crisis has arrived at Europe’s biggest port Rotterdam.

The ‘Carsten Maersk’ container vessel underwent preliminary radioactivity tests at its first landfall – Felixstowe in the UK.

The Rotterdam authorities checked all the containers before they were due to be unloaded though they said there was only a slight chance of contamination from rain.

“The ship has been inspected in the UK, but it was only an inspection on the deck, meaning not all the containers are checked regularly, and all the containers which are unloaded from the ship today will be checked by our organisations and not only the containers, the outside and the inside will be checked as well,” said Richard van Buuren, head of the crisis team of the Dutch Food and consumer product safety authority.

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