Radioactive Beef Sold at Japanese Markets

"Beef from cows from Fukushima Prefecture contaminated with radioactive cesium was sold to restaurants and shoppers in at least five prefectures, according to Tokyo metropolitan government officials.

The officials said July 11 that contaminated beef from six cows raised at a ranch in Minami-Soma was sold in Hokkaido, Chiba, Aichi, Tokushima and Kochi prefectures.

The rancher on July 10 admitted ignoring a prefectural order not to use potentially contaminated feed stored outdoors after explosions at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Fukushima prefectural officials said."

Asahi Shimbun had the story July 13, 2011.


"Widening Scandal at Japan's Kyushu Nuclear Firm" (BBC)

"Radioactive Beef Already Sold, Eaten" (Japan Times)

Japanese P.M. Set To Abandon Nuclear Growth Goals (Japan Times)

"New Nuclear Tests the Product of Political Infighting" (Asahi Shimbun)

"Fukushima Plant Site Originally Was a Hill Safe From Tsunami" (Japan Times)

"Radioactive Ash Found in Waste Plants Near Tokyo" (AFP)

"Japan PM Says Must Reduce Dependence On Nuclear Power" (Reuters)

Source: Asahi Shimbun, 07/13/2011