‘Breaking News’: South Korea bans 35 Japanese seafood products due to Fukushima radiation fears

Published: June 27th, 2012 at 11:21 am ET
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South Korea Bans Imports of 35 Japanese Seafood Products
Voice of America Breaking News
June 27, 2012

South Korea has placed a temporary import ban on 35 Japanese seafood products because of fears of lingering radiation contamination from last year’s devastating nuclear disaster.

Seoul’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries says the ban is a temporary measure meant to protect South Korean citizens from products originating from the waters near the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

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See also: Gov't tests find plutonium in fish caught off Japan coast

Published: June 27th, 2012 at 11:21 am ET
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27 comments to ‘Breaking News’: South Korea bans 35 Japanese seafood products due to Fukushima radiation fears

  • Ariana

    Why do they keep saying "last year's nuclear disaster"? That makes it sound like it is over…


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    • timebomb

      Nice. How about the seafood being banned because of 'fears of lingering radiation contamination' instead of reporting that it is actual contamination, not just the 'fear' of it. Then there's the whole 'lingering' contamination thing versus the more accurate 'ongoing' contamination. Expect nothing less from VOA… no author on it.. Steve Herman?


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    • Seitsukie

      They put big bulls-eyes on the ones who point out that the emperor has no clothes- that's the main reason why it's "last year's nuclear disaster" instead of "every bluefin tuna and even fish in deep waters are showing contamination from the ongoing outpouring of literal tons of water each day from Fukushima Dai-ichi."


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  • Cisco Cisco

    Here we go. This is the beginning of the end of Japan'e economy I'm very sorry to say. Other countries restricting or banning imports from Japan will grow from South Korea's action. It's not a matter of if; it's a matter of when.

    Don't count on the US, it would be an economic disaster for the elites. But, no matter what Hilliary does, the pressure will build and the MSM will be forced to address this, whether they want to, or not.

    Pandora's loose thanks to South Korea and the dialog, or lack of it, will change.


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    • Cisco Cisco

      Here we go. This is the beginning of the end of Japan's economy I'm very sorry to say. Other countries restricting or banning imports from Japan will grow from South Korea's action. It's not a matter of if; it's a matter of when.

      Don't count on the US, it would be an economic disaster for the elites. But, no matter what Hilliary does, the pressure will build and the MSM will be forced to address this, whether they want to, or not.

      Pandora's loose thanks to South Korea and the dialog, or lack of it, will change.

      edit…there is no edit function on this site


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  • scintillator

    Big Government My Ass. Big Arrogance is more fitting.

    They have known about the severity of this disaster since the start.

    (http://AlertsUSA.com) sent an alert warning of contaminated seafood in MAY of last year… Seeing that they serve many government customers, someone tipped them off. Someone knew. Someone was testing.

    Threat Journal( http://threatjournal.com ) referenced some Canadian study of Japanese fisheries data showing widespread contamination of fish exported to Canada back in JAN. This is the same group that is sponsoring the free air filter testing (http://radtest4u.com).

    Given the comprehensive coverage of ENENews, I gotta believe this site was all over this topic from Day 1.

    The Japanese THEMSELVES are saying that their fish is contaminated. Other nations are ceasing imports because they are also finding contaminated seafood.

    Still, Big Daddy USGOV and the lamestream media says there is nothing to be concerned about and here, eat your tuna salad and watch the new Justin video.

    I wonder if POTUS or FLOTUS, SECSTATE, EPA Administrator Jackson, FDA Commissioner Hamburg or Secretary Sebelius have had any salmon or delicious sea bass as of late?

    The November elections cannot get here fast enough.

    Washington needs an across the board courtesy flush.


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    • Radio VicFromOregon

      "lamestream media" is funny. And, I agree the journalists that get published are pretty lame, while there are some great investigators that get turned down repeatedly. But, lest we forget, that lamestream media is actually owned by the folks who own TEPCO or any other energy plant. They own nearly all the media and everything from Disney to McDonald's to the New York Times, to Enterty to phone and cable, to politicians and political parties to the food processing plants taking in the fish. Most recently, they tried to own the internet and almost won. The owners of corporate media own pieces of this entire equation from creating the disaster to reporting on it. So, while we keep expecting them to report on something about Fukushima that reveals something, why would the perpetrators write articles about themselves and then publish them in the local paper? They wouldn't.


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  • NoNukes NoNukes

    Romney will be no improvement. He is a big supporter of nuclear and war with Iran.

    The elections will do nothing to help us.

    "Nuclear power is a win-win; it's a domestic energy source with zero greenhouse emissions. Nuclear power poses the single largest opportunity to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Without increased nuclear generation, global temperatures cannot achieve the two-degree Celsius goal. So if you're serious about global warming, you have to say yes to nuclear; and if like me you're serious about energy security, you get to the same place."

    Source: No Apology, by Mitt Romney, p.230&239-240 , Mar 2, 2010


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    • WindorSolarPlease

      Hi NoNukes

      Quote: Romney will be no improvement. He is a big supporter of nuclear and war with Iran.

      The elections will do nothing to help us.

      I Agree +100 plus

      Even though I agree, still go out and vote.


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      • Why vote for any mainstream hack??? The sheeple who vote for the rigged system are no better than that system. In fact the masses are the problem. I say 'throw' your vote away to a marginal party, take the power from the main political parties. The potential for DRASTIC change will always be lost on mainstream politics. Lobbyists own them, sheeple protect them with their votes.


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    • hill hermit

      The only difference between Romney and Obama is skin color.

      We can begin by voting third party.

      We can continue by ending the whole "party" system.

      Don't vote for a party, vote for a person who will actually represent you.


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  • PhilipUpNorth philipupnorth

    The people of the United States are slow to anger, and slow to arouse. However, once angered, and once aroused, there is no policy, party, institution, or interest group that can stand against the will of the American people. The nuke industry and its protectors and profiteers refused to warn the American people of what was coming, and what is now in our air, water, food, and bodies. Even the kids were not kept off the playgrounds during recess, even on the very worst days. The US Government made deals with Japan to let food imports into the US without testing. That means that plenty of contaminated products will make it onto America's dining room tables. If you want to see anger, let the American people find out that the nuke industry has killed their children!

    My hope is that the US will someday soon rise up in anger against the nuke industry and those who prop them up, and ban all imports from Japan. Then, I hope the American people shut down US nukes, and support a worldwide ban on nuke energy.


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    • Anthony Anthony

      Shitty days ahead.


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    • many moons

      America needs a leader to help them understand the realities of nuclear energy.
      Who can do that without being called a conspiracy theorist/occupy trouble maker etc.??
      America has been taught to listen to the powers that be who speak to them through the TV. Americans have watched the 3 towers in NYC come down and think 2 planes did that…that was years ago and it's still their beliefs… I really don't see how the tides will turn???


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Banning of imports will grow and grow, and grow. And ruin whole industries, thanx to those that force nuclear reactors on the world.


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    • many moons

      Then the industries are ruined then they can ask for compensation from the Nuclear industry.

      The fishing industry in the Gulf still hasn't been rightfully compensated (actually the idea is crazy). How does one reverse the amount of destruction or think that money can change the ruined oceans????
      Industries will probably suffer less than the average citizen, who will be out of a job and in need of healthcare and the nuclear industry won't help those folks.


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  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Fukushima; Pacific Ocean Catastrophe Confirmed; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/fukushima-pacific-ocean-catastrophe.html

    Fukushima Leaking Radioactive Water Into Ocean Plume; via A Green Road
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/fukushima-leaking-radioactive-water.html


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  • RAY-D-8-TED-DREAMS

    They knew this in June 2011 and waited a full year before banning these food items!! Incredible!


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  • Sickputer

    From the VOA propaganda puff piece:

    "The plant located off the northeast coast of Japan was crippled last March by a massive earthquake and tsunami, causing a partial meltdown and releasing potentially dangerous radiation over a wide area.

    Radiation levels in seafood from Fukushima have been declining slowly, but most fisheries products from the affected region are still prohibited from being sold. The products that have been cleared for sale have so far been received tentatively by potential buyers."

    SP: A pox on the Big Brother editors who foist on the masses the lies of "partial meltdown" instead of three complete massive melt-throughs of 90-ton atomic masses of fuel rods. Radiation is not slowly declining in Japan…the entire archipelago is epicenter of the greatest ecological disaster in 10,000 years.

    I don't agree that ignorance is bliss. Governments that lie to their citizens because they are afraid of economic and social unrest are going to pay a big price for their dishonesty. It may take 50 years, but the bureaucratic bunglers will face the verdict of history. The Information Revolution is unlike any foe they have ever experienced. The pixels of light on a webpage are mightier than the sword, faster than a speeding rocket, and can't be stopped. This information tool was designed to survive Armageddon…it will easily reveal to the masses the lies of government sponsored mass media. To just know they lie is the first step to human survival.


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  • TomSmall

    "…products originating from the waters near the Fukushima…"

    Well that would be the entire Pacific Ocean, is what I think you mean, Koreans. The Indian Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, well those are perfectly OK. You see, fish in the Pacific never swim that far.


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  • arclight arclight

    thats noy all korea are doing!

    Breaking! Korea Government body pressured to withhold info on Fukushima radiation

    The inspector’s office examination took place in the immediate wake of March reports from the Hankyoreh and other news outlets alleging NIS involvement in the decision to suspend NIER research indicating that trace amounts of radiation were reaching the Korean Peninsula. The reports at the time were based on remarks made by Yoon during a dinner meeting.

    During the examination, Yoon denied any pressure from the NIS, saying that the organization “never requested confidentiality” and that he ordered a halt to the research out of “concerns that it might cause confusion between organizations, since the Korea Meteorological Administration was reporting no effects on the Korean Peninsula.”

    http://nuclear-news.net/2012/10/03/breaking-korea-government-body-pressured-to-withhold-info-on-fukushima-radiation/

    might as well give you this one too ;)

    Cobalt 60 – “It is essentially a form of birth control,” IAEA head Yukiya Amano said.

    If “you talk about irradiating food… I think you do think twice before you eat that apple……..”

    http://nuclear-news.net/2012/10/03/cobalt-60-it-is-essentially-a-form-of-birth-control-iaea-head-yukiya-amano-said/

    lol!
    gnight
    peace


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