Fukushima to scale down radiation tests on rice

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Authorities in Fukushima plan to scale down radiation tests on rice harvested in the prefecture.

Since the nuclear accident in March 2011, the local government has spent 6 billion yen – or about 53 million dollars – every year to check radiation levels of all rice produced in Fukushima.

The tests require farmers to transport their harvest to a testing facility. Samples with radiation levels higher than the government-set limit have not been detected since 2015.

An expert panel convened in July to review the testing system and survey the opinions of consumers.

Based on the panel’s recommendations, local authorities have decided to replace full-scale testing with sample inspections in 47 of the Fukushima’s 59 municipalities.


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