Japan to burn its radiation-tainted beef

Japan announced a plan Tuesday under which beef tainted with radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster will be bought up and burnt, in a move aimed at restoring consumer confidence.

Almost 3,000 cattle whose meat is feared to be contaminated with radioactive caesium have been shipped nationwide after being fed straw exposed to fallout during the more than four month old nuclear crisis.

Agriculture minister Michihiko Kano said the plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), would ultimately have to pick up the bill, which media reports said may come to two billion yen ($25 million).

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