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130 ‘radioactive’ Japanese cars banned from entering Russia
RT ^ | 2014/01/06

Posted on 01/06/2014 3:48:56 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster

130 ‘radioactive’ Japanese cars banned from entering Russia

More than 130 used cars from Japan were denied access to Russia last year as consumer watchdog agency Rospotrebnadzor remains concerned about the contaminated water leaks at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Strict control of all cargo, arriving from Japan, will continue in 2014 as well, Rospotrebnadzor said on its website.

“In 2013, Russia has banned 165 batches of contaminated goods from entering the country. There were mainly used cars – 132, and spare parts for vehicles – 33,” the statement said.

Deliveries of fish coming from Japan and those caught in the Pacific Ocean are also being monitored, the agency said.

“Particular attention is paid to this issue in Russia’s Far East, where radiation control of fish is being wieldy implemented, including the distribution chain,” Rospotrebnadzor said.

The supply of Japanese fish to Russia is currently allowed only under a special declaration that confirms the presence of radioactive substances in the products is within safety standards established by the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

The check hasn’t revealed any fish or other food products that “don’t meet sanitary regulations on radiation indicators,” the agency said.

The Fukushima nuclear plant was hit by an earthquake and a tsunami in March 2011, which resulted in the world’s biggest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

Leakage of radiation-contaminated water has been the major threat to population and environment of Japan and neighboring states from the very beginning of the crisis at the facility, situated just 250 kilometers from Japan’s capital city, Tokyo.

However, the plant’s operator, TEPCO, did not acknowledge that contaminated water was escaping from the Fukushima plant into the ocean, and that it was unable to stop the leaks, until July 2013.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fukushima; radiation; usedcar

1 posted on 01/06/2014 3:48:57 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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P!


2 posted on 01/06/2014 3:49:35 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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3 posted on 01/06/2014 3:54:47 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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4 posted on 01/06/2014 4:00:02 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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Why not just ship them to Chernobyl?


5 posted on 01/06/2014 4:03:59 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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What’s with the histrionics by the Russians??? </sarc>


6 posted on 01/06/2014 4:22:32 AM PST by logi_cal869
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LOL!


7 posted on 01/06/2014 4:28:41 AM PST by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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Yikes; my ex-wife is sunning on the beach!


8 posted on 01/06/2014 4:49:15 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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I take this very very seriously. I love my Outback..but was thinking about downsizing to a Forester. The dealer told me the Forester is made in Japan (the Outbacks are made in Indiana). Not trading.

But that is nothing. I cannot believe there isn’t a ‘put a man on the moon’ all out world effort and resources to stop this. Instead, the collective seems content to put its’ head in the sand. Tragic and criminal beyond measure. Stay safe.


9 posted on 01/06/2014 5:09:37 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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But that is nothing. I cannot believe there isn’t a ‘put a man on the moon’ all out world effort and resources to stop this. Instead, the collective seems content to put its’ head in the sand.

I'm not sure why either... but someone's benefiting big time. We know the press gets their 'ideas' from the left - which means the left is part of the cover up. That makes no sense since they're the one's who are suppose to be antinuclear. Maybe members of the press are too 'stupid about science' to understand how bad this is...

10 posted on 01/06/2014 7:29:05 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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It’d make it easy to find your car at night in a crowded parking lot.

Christmas brought lots of iphones and xboxes made over there.


11 posted on 01/06/2014 9:18:58 AM PST by bgill
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Actually the old 60s left was non-nuclear. The new Clinton@Obama left is a corrupted left. The left cronies in the Oligarchy. Have you noticed that our Oligarchy is pushing nuclear everywhere. It is the industrial military complex a previous President warned us about.

At ant rate this was good news. The Russians say Japan fish has not exceeded its standards for radiation. So three melted reactors vented as they were melting out did not meet their standards.

Better then nothing I guess.


12 posted on 01/06/2014 1:49:31 PM PST by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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