Containers from Japan seized in Netherlands due to radioactivity, Kyodo, May 10, 2011:
Health authorities in the Netherlands said Tuesday they have detected radioactive substances from 19 containers from Japan at a Rotterdam port, of which five have been temporarily seized as the amounts of the hazardous materials exceed the permissible level. [...]
Japan Containers Show Radiation in Rotterdam, Bloomberg, May 10, 2011:
Dutch authorities have found traces of radiation on 19 containers originating from Japan [...]
Five of the containers, scanned on arrival at the Port of Rotterdam, were quarantined because the level of contamination was above the permissible threshold, the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority said on its website today. The other 14 boxes were cleared after further inspection, it said.
“Whether this is an exceptional incident with a low impact is difficult to say,” said Philip Damas, an analyst at Drewry Shipping Consultants Ltd. in London. [...]
Published: May 10th, 2011 at 8:50 pm ET