Fast-food chain to start growing produce near Fukushima’s contaminated zone
2013-10-02 0:00

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As every bluefin tuna tested in the waters off California has shown recently to be contaminated by Fukushima radiation, it’s not only the people around Fukushima or Japan itself that need to be extremely vigilant about contaminated food!

But this apparent attempt to turn back time and farm the once-fertile grounds might be a dangerous delusion - especially in light of recent reports showing that the Fukushima workers were told to alter detection devices and downplay radiation levels, and Japan’s nuclear regulator has found Fukushima inspections to be ’inadequate’.

Salon reports...

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Fast-food chain to start growing produce near Fukushima’s contaminated zone
By Lindsay Abrams | Salon

A Japanese fast-food chain is partnering with local farmers to grow produce for distribution throughout the country. The trouble is, those farmers are local to Fukushima, the site of the 2011 nuclear disaster.

Over 160,000 residents were evacuated from the area surrounding Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant when three of its nuclear reactors experienced core meltdown, releasing unknown amounts of radiation into the land, sea and air. The government made the 20 kilometers immediately surrounding the plant a mandatory evacuation zone, up to 30 miles radius was considered voluntary, and additional areas were cleared depending on wind direction. Many people have yet to return.

The fast-food company, Yoshinoya Holdings, is setting up plots for onion, cabbage and rice 100 kilometers — or 60 miles — southwest from the reactors.

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Read the full article at: salon.com




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