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Chernobyl radiation still there – in Italian jam

text-radiationOrganic Italian jam found to contain radiation from decades-old Chernobyl accident – what is Fukushima doing to our food supply? November 17, 2013 by: Ethan A. Huff, (NaturalNews) More than 5,000 jars of organic wild blueberry jam made in Italy have been intercepted and recalled by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in Japan after multiple batches of the fruit spread tested positive for unacceptable levels of radioactive cesium-137. According to the Japanese news source Shukan Asahi, the blueberries used in the Fiordifrutta brand jam, which originated in Bulgaria, were affected by radiation not from a flag-Italyrecent nuclear event like Fukushima but rather from the infamous Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986.

This shocking revelation came as officials began tracing the source of the contaminated fruit, which tested as high as 164 becquerels (Bq) per kilogram (kg) of cesium-137, according to the paper. Located some 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) away, the fields where the tainted blueberries were grown somehow came into contact with residual radiation from an accident that took place nearly 30 years ago, illustrating the harrowing long-term effects of nuclear disasters………

“The reality is that pollution caused by the Chernobyl nuclear accident 27 years ago is still upon us,” reads a rough English translation of the Shukan Asahi report.
Very little imported food is tested for radiation, so contamination rates could be far higher

The paper admits that only a tiny fraction, less than 10 percent, of food imported into the country is tested for radiation. This means that there could be far more affected products than just the jam that millions of people could be consuming unwittingly. And since countries like the U.S. and many in Europe have lower radiation standards for food, this is even more of a possibility in Japan……..

“The point here is that the contamination comes from the Chernobyl catastrophe of 1986,” adds Rose. “For people that are paying attention, this illustrates the ever-growing nature of the problems at the Fukushima Daiichi site, which promises to contaminate the entire Pacific Basin over the next 7 years or so.”

The original Shukan Asahi report in Japanese can be accessed here:
http://dot.asahi.com.

http://www.naturalnews.com/042951_radiation_contamination_organic_jam_nuclear_accidents.html#ixzz2l999th00

November 20, 2013 - Posted by | environment, Italy

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