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EU plans to ease restrictions on food from Fukushima area

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI

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If people were paying attention to this I bet the number of Olympics visitors would plummet. The issue has gone from people's consciousness but its going to be an issue for hundreds of years.

The government has conducted extensive efforts to decontaminate forests, farms and other areas by washing down radiation and removing topsoil.

Which only means they removed half the problem to place they don't even know where. How much of this hosing down just put radioactive particles into the groundwater and sea? And where did they put the topsoil and is there runoff from it every time it rains?

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Chernobyl is still unsafe to this day. However, magically Fukishima is perfectly fine (says the Japanese Gov't)

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Junker told Abe that the decision came after an analysis of data provided by Japan.

I'd ask for a second opinion considering the source and vested interests.

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Chernobyl is still unsafe to this day. However, magically Fukishima is perfectly fine (says the Japanese Gov't)

A lot of the exclusion zone around Pripyat is returning to normal, it's now safe enough for mass tourism and there have been locals that didn't leave the error since the initial incident still living there.

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Truly, the G20 leaders are not given the correct infomations. Even the Japanese themselves are not eating any things or food from fukushima. Will these leaders have the same food in their own hiome or will the middle class be eating them ???.

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That, Zichi-san, is exactly the problem. The entire Fukushima region is tarred as "radioactive" because Japan Agriculture will NOT label where food is from in that region. Therefore, I, too, refuse to buy anything from Fukushima-ken, especially when the price is suspiciously low. It's a shame, really.

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