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Radiation below legal limits found in farm, sea products near Fukushima   TOKYO, April 3, Kyodo

The health ministry said Saturday that lower levels of radiation materials than the legal limits were detected in farm products and seafood in and around Fukushima Prefecture where the crippled nuclear power plant is located.

In Fukushima, 33 out of 49 vegetables and fruits had radioactive cesium and iodine but their levels were below the limits set under the food sanitation law, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said. "There is a possibility of proliferation of radioactive substances abating," a ministry official said.



"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Apr 2nd, 2011 at 11:51:12 PM EST
While I realize that the natures of the Japanese and Korean people are very different the Koreans were able to respond effectively to a situation that was threatening planeloads of people at a time. The Japanese seem unable to respond to a situation that is threatening entire provinces at a time.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Apr 3rd, 2011 at 12:04:59 AM EST
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I think the difference may be down to planeloads of people vs. entire provinces.

I personally don't have enough information to say what needs to be done or whether it's feasible. One important feature of this crisis is that the emergency workers keep being surprised by developments, so the question is why they don't know what to expect.

Economics is politics by other means

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Apr 3rd, 2011 at 05:22:47 AM EST
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