Radiation Fears Prompt Russia To Bar More Than 100 Used Cars From Japan

Esther Tanquintic-Misa
International Business Times
January 7, 2014

Russia has been running Geiger counters over cars imported from Japan.

Russia has barred some 132 used Japanese cars from entering the country due to radioactive pollution concerns.

Rospotrebnadzor, the country’s consumer watchdog agency, said it is very much concerned about the unsettled contaminated water leaks that continue to spring out from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

The 132 used cars were part of 165 batches of contaminated goods that were denied to enter Russia. Aside from the cars, there were also vehicle spare parts.

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