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US Radioactive Cars

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Russia sends back to Japan each month dozens of radioactive cars that it imports. Apparently the United States does not even check if cars are radioactive or not.

The author: “I’m not surprised, I don’t think we are even monitoring the fish from the Pacific, let alone the used car imports. I wish we were doing more, but I would be happy to hear that we were even testing fish.”

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  1. 1. Home News About Us Editorials Media Nuclear News FOIA Data Contact Fukushima Daiichi Submit News Tip Archives Subscribe FOIA LiveFeed Is the United States remaining vigilant to Fukushima risks? + Comment Now Today's Other New Headlines Search @Enformable Join Over 2 Million Readers Enformable News Via E-Mail Enter your email address: 30 AUG 201 3 Previous Post About author Japan still has not responded to South Korea’s request for radiation data Subscribe Next Post Delivered by Enformable Japanese government to fund underground wall at Fukushima Daiichi as more criminal charges filed against TEPCO Most Read This Month The Saga of Michael Buhrman and Landon Brittain Lucas W Hixson Website Popular Read More About Con t a mi n a t i on , Fu ku sh i ma Da i i ch i , Ja pa n , Ra di a t i on , Recent MSM Comments Archives November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 Un i t ed St a t es Share this article Tweet this Share on Facebook Stumble it Subscribe by RSS A s our readers may be aware, on multiple occasions ov er the last two y ears Russia has made data public on contaminated imports from Japan which hav e been sent back due to radiation concerns. In early A ugust, Rospotrebnadzor, Russia’s federal customer rights protection agency told Russian media outlets that some 1 1 2 contaminated batch lots of goods from Japan had been barred from entering the country after failing radiation tests. In one Russian report, the head of Rospotrebnadzor Gennady Onishckenko said the agency was still concerned about the import of contaminated used cars from Japan. Ev ery month some 1 8,000 v ehicles from Japan are imported into Russia, and ev ery month dozens of them hav e been sent back due to failed radiation tests. A ccording to RIA Nov osti, many Japanese used cars enter Russia through the seaport at V ladiv ostok. “[Our] specialists keep detecting used and disassembled cars, specialized equipment, and containers with spare parts that show radioactiv e contamination,” a Russian customs official told RIA Nov osti. “Since the disaster at Fukushima [Daiichi], 697 such items hav e been detected [at the port of V ladiv ostok], 591 were banned from entrance.” July 2011
  2. 2. Naturally , I wanted to see if I could get the same information from the United States Customs and Border Patrol A gency . I contacted them and spoke with one of their Public A ffairs officials. I requested the total number of v ehicles and shipping containers from Japan which had failed radiation tests for a period between January of 201 1 and to date. I was first told that the information requested was not immediately av ailable, and that they would be unable to meet my press deadline. A fter I followed up a few day s later and asked whether or not I would hav e to file a FOIA request to get this information, I was told that they had checked with multiple offices within the CBP and unfortunately “the specific information” I had requested was not tracked, instead of not immediately av ailable. A ll this has brought me to wonder whether or not we are being v igilant or whether we are asleep at the wheel. I spoke to A rnie Gundersen with Fairewinds Energy Education to get his take. He said, “I’m not surprised, I don’t think we are ev en monitoring the fish from the Pacific, let alone the used car imports. I wish we were doing more, but I would be happy to hear that we were ev en testing fish.” Source: Bellona Source: Wall Street Journal Like Google+ 81 Lucas W Hixson Previous Post Next Post Japan still has not responded to South Korea’s request for radiation data Japanese government to fund underground wall at Fukushima Daiichi as more criminal charges filed against TEPCO Recommended for you October 24, 2011 February 13, 2012 Radiation effects Japanese Automobile Effects – International authorities checking imports – Dealers selling radioactive used cars in Japan Japan’s actions to Fukushima disaster reflect more loyalty to United States than own citizens February 16, 2012 United States was well aware of high radiation and contamination from Fukushima – Official Docs 1 comment on this post Submit yours Similar stories Fugutive reactor operator Michael Burhman reportedly arrested in Venezuela Accomplice of fugitive Dresden senior reactor operator captured after arrest in Venezuela Four Exelon employees arrested in the last 18 months
  3. 3. Linda Lewis The Food and Drug Administration issues an Import Refusal Report that lists all August 30, 2013 products regulated by FDA that are refused entry into the U.S. http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/importrefusals/ The charge codes listed include only one radionuclide, Cesium-137. (Look for the code 402(a)(1); 801(a)(3); Adulteration.) Reply http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/importrefusals/ir_violations.cfm Submit your comment Your name Your name is required Your email An email address is required Website Message CAPTCHA Code * Submit Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Most Shared Stay Connected The Saga of Michael Buhrman and Landon Brittain 15 This Month RSS Feed Facebook Stumbleupon Tumblr Youtube Scribd Pinterest August 2013 Twitter 909 M Fugutive reactor operator Michael Burhman reportedly T W F S S 1 arrested in Venezuela T 2 3 4 550 60 467 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 15 Japan to accept help from France at Fukushima Daiichi 27 28 29 30 31 « Jul Today’s Headlines FOIA Data RSS Feeds Search Subscribe Sep » Submit News Tip Fukushima Disaster Timeline (Beta) About Us Contact
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