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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Japan To Roast Beef

On Tuesday, July 26, 2011, Japan revealed a plan to deal with beef contaminated by radiation leaked into the air from the near meltdown at the Dai-ichi (Big One) nuclear facility in Fukushima-ken (Fukushima Prefecture).

The plan calls for the government to purchase all the tainted beef and then burn it in an effort to regain consumer confidence.

At this time, it is thought that some 3,000 cattle are contaminated with radioactive Cesium after being fed straw exposed to the radiation--and these cattle have been shipped across Japan after being processed for human consumption.

Kano Michihiko, Japan's Minister of Agriculture says that the nuclear plant owner and operator, TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) will have to foot the bill, estimated at 2-billion yen ($25-million).

And that's no bull.

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