16 Jul '11, 2pm

Radiation Contaminated Beef Evades Testing in Japan

Radiation Contaminated Beef Evades Testing in Japan

Radiation Contaminated Beef Evades Testing in Japan Beef from six cattle raised on a farm close to the Fukushima nuclear plant made it to market and were likely even eaten before authorities realized that the beef was seven times the level permitted by Japanese food safety, according to The Wall Street Journal . Authorities say that the beef won’t do damage unless it’s eaten in large quantities though they didn’t mention how large. The cattle passed the external tests given to all cattle raised near the plant which also included questions about whether feed and water for the livestock had been contaminated. According to The Wall Street Journal , the farmer apparently told authorities that the feed had not been contaminated when it had been. The Wall Street Journal reports: Fukushima and other localities also test some meat from potentially contaminated areas after the catt...

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