Skip to comments.130 ‘radioactive’ Japanese cars banned from entering Russia
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 Japans 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 Russias 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 hasnt revealed any fish or other food products that dont 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 worlds 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 Japans capital city, Tokyo.
However, the plants 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.
Why not just ship them to Chernobyl?
What’s with the histrionics by the Russians??? </sarc>
Yikes; my ex-wife is sunning on the beach!
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.
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...
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.
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.