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  • 1. Search in site... September 10, 2013 (updated) SoKorbansfishfromFukushima Cebu fish cages Shakok Fish Fish port, storage facility establishment welcomed Farm pest now exported food Call of Simon the fisherman Related Posts: Home » News » Environment & Nature » SoKor bans fish from Fukushima HOME NEWS BUSINESS SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT LIFESTYLE TECHNEWS OTHERS EPAPER IMPORT BAN – A worker uses a Geiger counter to checkpossible radioactive contamination at NoryangjinFisheries wholesale market in Seoul, South Korea.South Korea announced Friday it was banning all fishimports from Japan’s northeastern coast because ofwhat officials called growing public worry over radioactivewater leaking into the Pacific Ocean near the crippledFukushima power plant. (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea is banning all fish imports from Japan’s Fukushima region because of what it calls growing public worry over radiation contamination that has reportedly prompted a sharp decline in fish consumption. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said in a statement Friday that it made the move because of insufficient information from Tokyo about what will happen in the future with contaminated water leaking from the a crippled nuclear plant into the Pacific. Seoul imposed a partial ban on Japanese fish following the March, 2011 earthquake and tsunami that led to a meltdown at the Fukushima plant. All fishery products from Fukushima and seven other nearby prefectures are now banned. Scientists have found high levels of radioactive cesium in fish near the plant. Fisheries off Fukushima are closed. South Korea announced Friday that it was banning all fish imports from along Japan’s northeastern coast because of what officials called growing public worry over radioactive water leaking into the Pacific Ocean near the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. Fisheries in Fukushima prefecture (state) are nearly all closed, and fish caught in nearby prefectures are sold on the market only after tests have shown them to be safe for consumption. However, South Korea’s ban applies a total of eight prefectures with a combined coastline of more than 700 kilometers (430 miles), regardless of whether the fish pass safety standards or not. The South Korean government made the move because of insufficient information from Tokyo about what steps will be taken to address the leakage of contaminated water from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, according to a statement by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.
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