Japan Bans 'Radioactive' Green Tea

Contamination found in tea plantations near Fukushima
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2011 2:15 AM CDT

(Newser) – Some green tea just got unhealthy. Japan has banned the shipment of green tea leaves from a wide swath of tea-growing regions north of Tokyo after excessive levels of radioactive contamination were detected. The ban, the latest to affect produce from around the Fukushima nuclear plant, covers both fresh and dried tea leaves and some shipments are being recalled, CNN reports. The shipment of plums from some areas has also been banned. (Read more green tea stories.)

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