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