"Japanese Contaminated Beef 'Sold In And Around Tokyo'"

"Japan's second-biggest retailer said on Sunday it had sold beef from cattle that ate nuclear-contaminated feed, the latest in a series of health scares from radiation leaking from a quake-crippled nuclear power plant.

Cases of contaminated vegetables, tea, milk, seafood and water have already stoked anxiety after the world's worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986, despite assurances from officials that the levels are not dangerous.

Aeon Co said it had sold the contaminated beef at a store in Tokyo and at more than dozen stores in the surrounding area, as radiation continues to spill from the Fukushima nuclear power plant four months after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami."

Stanley White reports for Reuters July 18, 2011.


"Japan Set To Ban Fukushima Cattle Shipments After Radioactive Meat Scare" (Guardian)

"Radiation Concerns for Japan's Beef Supply" (AP)

"Japan Power Sector Oil Demand May Triple as Nuclear Output Falls" (Reuters)

"Japan's Ohi Nuclear Reactor Shuts Down After Fault" (BBC News)

"'Colossal Blunder' on  Radioactive Cattle Feed" (Daily Yomiuri)

"Potentially Radioactive Beef Went To 29 Prefectures" (Asahi Shimbun)

"Key Players Got Nuclear Ball Rolling; Cash Paved the Way Even Amid Safety Doubts on  High, Ineptitude" (Japan Times)

"Japan Scare Grows Over Radiation-Tainted Beef" (AFP)

Source: Reuters, 07/18/2011