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Radiation detected in rice near Japan’s Fukushima

A Japanese regional government has claimed to have detected radioactive contamination in rice that was well below levels considered hazardous, amid continuing worries in Japan over food safety following the March 11 nuclear disaster.

This is the first time that a public report about rice being affected has emerged following the devastating earthquake-cum-tsunami that rocked the country this year, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The tainted rice was found in Ibaraki prefecture, a southern neighbor to Fukushima prefecture, in a city about 90 miles south of the affected Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

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