JAPAN | Over 1,300 cattle suspected of radiation contamination shipped

Posted on July 21, 2011

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Indie | JAPAN TODAY | 21 July 2011 

TOKYO —

A total of 1,349 cattle suspected of being fed rice straw containing radioactive cesium have been shipped to 45 of Japan’s 47 prefectures, a Kyodo News tally showed Wednesday.

On Wednesday, prefectural surveys revealed 699 cattle suspected of such contamination were shipped from farms in Iwate, Akita, Gunma, Niigata, Gifu and Shizuoka prefectures, adding to another herd of such cattle found to have been shipped from farms in Niigata, Fukushima, Yamagata and Saitama prefectures.

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