China Reports Radiation on 2 Japanese Tourists

It 'seriously exceeded' safety levels, say officials
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Mar 25, 2011 4:50 AM CDT
Workers, who stepped into radiation-contaminated water yesterday at Fukushima, are shielded with tarps before receiving decontamination treatment at a hospital today.   (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

(Newser) – Not only Japan but the Japanese themselves have apparently become a source of radiation. Radiation "seriously exceeding" safety levels was discovered on two tourists traveling from Japan to eastern China, Chinese officials report. The two were given medical attention at a local hospital, and they pose no risk to others, said officials. The Japanese residents don't live near the nuclear power plant that has been leaking radiation, reports AP.

Radiation has been found in sea water, milk, 11 different crops and tap water in the region around the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant. For more on on that, click here and here. The FDA is blocking imports of milk and vegetables from the affected area.

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