Report: Turkey begins testing all food from Japan for radiation — Imports suspected to be contaminated

Published: January 2nd, 2013 at 2:55 pm ET


Excerpt From: Turkey to test Japanese products for radiation
Source: World Bulletin
Date: December 30 2012
h/t Anonymous tip

Turkey to test Japanese products for radiation

The arrangement will go into effect on January 1, 2013 and will cover all Japanese products sent to Turkey after March 11, 2011. […]

Fukushima Diary summarizes a Japanese-language report on Turkey’s move:

[…] They state imports from Japan are suspected to be radioactively contaminated.

Published: January 2nd, 2013 at 2:55 pm ET


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26 comments to Report: Turkey begins testing all food from Japan for radiation — Imports suspected to be contaminated

  • Good for Turkey.

    Maybe they will post their results. That would be the right thing to do.

    πŸ˜‰ I hope the USA is next!
    Anything less is more than negligence.

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Hope they post their results also

      • jump-ball jump-ball

        And that the undoubtedly negative results be released here and not buried by our corporate broadcast and print media. Or is public access to nuclear contamination truth going to be only through alternative news?

    • razzz razzz

      When Turkey starts testing Japanese imports, you know things must be bad. Turkey received more than their share of Chernobyl fallout and now is worried about Japanese foods?

      The US already approved of importing Japanese foodstuffs after Fukushima, part of the nuclear industry propaganda machine like the US congratulated Japan for a 'cold shut down' (without containment) at Daiichi.

  • kintaman kintaman

    Great but they should have been doing this over a year ago.

  • HamburgGeiger

    What a shame that the rest of Europe does not perform these tests.

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      If Turkey wants continued NATO support, their testing may come up totally negative.

      It is still up to us – alone.

      • aigeezer aigeezer

        Good insight re the NATO possibility, TIS. "Here, rookie member, you know what we expect of you if you want to stay in the club." Seems plausible, although we may never know until some memoirs come out in 50 years.

  • WindorSolarPlease

    Everyone should be testing Japan's products including them.
    Might be a good idea to tests ours also.

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Correction.. Thinking you all are mind readers, and you know what I mean..

      "including them" is meaning that: Japan needs to test their own products also.

  • Sickputer

    Turkey is going to build two nuclear plants and they also faced radioactive crop problems back in 1986.
    I am surprised they are making an issue of Japanese irradiated foods. They must have found some pretty hot samples.

    Article about Turkey's government denying responsibility for Chernobyl cancers in the Black Sea area:

  • markww markww



    • soern

      after having read the article i'm not shure about evacuation in order to rescue people from getting contaminated might be the only purpose. It is still not confirmed, there was big contamination.
      As Israel threats Iran since a while, there could be secret services hints for an israeelian strike against that nuclear facility.
      So it would make sense to evacuate a whole town nearby before some strike happens as that really would mean big contamination for more than a million people.
      We will see.

      Twice a day i check my geiger counter: 0,12 – 0,18 myS/h -green yet, location bavaria, germany
      Have a good new year!

      • garjackson

        Hey MARK WW This story is wrong, stop posting it:

        It's talking about air pollution, not nuclear contamination:


        Iranian authorities have advised the one and a half million people who live in Isfahan to leave the city if they can because pollution has now reached emergency levels. The same thing happened in the capital Tehran earlier this week. "

        The same thing happened in the capital Tehran earlier this week
        The same thing happened in the capital Tehran earlier this week
        The same thing happened in the capital Tehran earlier this week
        The same thing happened in the capital Tehran earlier this week
        The same thing happened in the capital Tehran earlier this week

        Stop the lies crap website Free Beacon!

        • markww markww

          Jackson here is what concerns me and don't call me down for posting the story

          officials have instructed residents of Isfahan to leave the city, renewing concerns that a nearby nuclear site could be leaking radioactive material.


      • yogda yogda

        Soern, I concur.

        Free Beacon was the source. I really hope it's BS!

    • ftlt

      Mark: With all the lies and saber rattling posturing the USA and Israel spew regarding Iran, if a nuke site had been attacked covertly or by conventional military means, it would not surprise me that it would be hushed up…



      I had heard air pollution as well… I would expect, they are burning a lot of coal and poorly burned bunker oil for heat in housing and in the workplaces… It does make sense that a major pollution trapping inversion has occured – there are many precedents for deadly inversion events in history..

  • yogda yogda

    I really hope this is a BS story.
    Humanity cannot afford another Fukushima like event…

  • vital1 vital1

    It would be nice to rely on governments. In the present environment the evidence is the you can't. Russia and now Turkey seem to be doing testing, also Japan does a lot of testing. The question is what safety standard are they using to decide what is safe, and what is not.

    It is important for you and your family stay healthy, and one way to do that is try, and avoid food contamination.

    Things you can do to avoid contaminated food.

    1. Use "The Food Lab". It has a list of International reports of radioactive contamination in food items. It is by no means a complete list so if you know of a report that is not on the list please leave a comment.

    2. Set up a DIY food testing lab as an individual, or community.

    Free DIY Food testing lab Guide.

    3. Own and learn how to use a Geiger Counter.

    Free Geiger Counter Use Guide.

    4.The enenews community has a lot of resources you can use. Make use of them, particularly the "Methods for combating radiation and its effects" and "Effects of low level radiation" forums.

    If you find new useful information post it into the appropriate enenews forum. This helps everyone keep up to date on what to avoid, and…

    • vital1 vital1

      Can potentially save some lives.

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        Not really.

        Estimated total species on Planet Earth:

        It is estimated there could be
        Up to 15 million, or
        40 million, or from
        5 million to 100 million or
        1.4 million to 200 million, or
        7 million to 100 million, or
        10 million to 100 million
        different species on Earth.

        In other words,
        we don't know how many there have been (some are now extinct) or how many exist.

        Known species:

        So far, scientists have only discovered and categorized
        approximately 2 million plant and animal species (estimated at 1,770,000).

        Imagine the vast number of wondrous and irreplaceable species
        that have evolved over millions of years that are yet to be discovered!

        But, we may never know how many there are
        because many of them will become extinct before being counted and described.

        Actually, we all will become extinct, within a little over a century. After all those millions of years of evolution – if that's your philosophy. Either way, it's all coming to a complete nuclear halt.

        Thank you, GE.

  • many moons

    I worry about the electronics being contaminated.
    The Iphone you carry everywhere, the computer you have on your lap, day after day, the car you drive. It's all too much to worry about…

  • ftlt

    Wonder, if this is a tit for tat hangover from the Chernobyl release…. I understand that the Turkish apricots and other food products still have higher levels of radioactive properties than are thought to be safe to be eaten..

    Maybe, Japan had restricted Turkish product in the past..

    The USA takes it all = the land of the free…