Japan mulls over rice ban after radiation findings

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Japan mulls over rice ban after radiation findings 17 Nov 2011 Japan is expected to announce its first ban on rice sales in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster after samples showed radioactive contamination well above legal limits, officials said on Thursday. The findings will further worry nervous consumers, already fretting over the safety of domestic produce, despite its previous solid reputation. Authorities in Fukushima prefecture say rice produced near the stricken atomic power plant contained caesium they measured at 630 becquerels per kg.

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