Radioactive Beef Circulating In Japan

63970509Apparently, highly radioactive beef from cows that lived near the Fukushima accident site is unknowingly being served up as burgers at Tokyo eateries, AFP reports:

Radiation fears mounted in Japan on Wednesday after news that contaminated beef from a farm just outside the Fukushima nuclear no-go zone has been shipped across the country and probably eaten.

Meat from 11 cows at the farm was found at the weekend to be contaminated with up to six times the legal limit of caesium and the farmer has since admitted he fed the animals straw exposed to radioactive fallout.

Of the total amount, 3,165 pounds of beef were distributed to shops and restaurants in 12 prefectures, including Tokyo and Osaka, a Tokyo metropolitan government official said.

Food testing remains largely under the control of prefectural officials, who admit that they can only carry out spot checks for contamination. Fukushima prefecture officials said the farmer had stated in a questionnaire that the cows had not been fed contaminated straw, but tests later showed the straw contained caesium 56 times the legal limit, Kyodo News reported.

10 Comments on "Radioactive Beef Circulating In Japan"

  1. Hadrian999 | Jul 14, 2011 at 12:20 pm |

    it’s tasty and gives you super powers

  2. Hadrian999 | Jul 14, 2011 at 8:20 am |

    it’s tasty and gives you super powers

  3. Anonymous | Jul 14, 2011 at 1:42 pm |

    no more (sadly) beef sukiyaki for this ninja.

  4. Jin The Ninja | Jul 14, 2011 at 9:42 am |

    no more (sadly) beef sukiyaki for this ninja.

  5. Anonymous | Jul 14, 2011 at 4:29 pm |

    Just wait for the inevitable anime where the beef sprouts tentacles and starts raping women.

  6. The_Baffler | Jul 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm |

    Just wait for the inevitable anime where the beef sprouts tentacles and starts raping women.

  7. It’s terrible how this is all being downplayed in the news. It’s so transparent, you can tell its cronyism and pro-nuclear think tanks writing the news. For instance, saying only 27,000 people died as a result of Chernobyl (as if that were an acceptable number) when the New York Academy of Science translated over 10k documents from Russian that prove over 1 Million people have already died. 10’s of thousands still suffer from different forms of cancer and their mostly Children. Fukushima is many times worse than Chernobyl and its nowhere close to being resolved … I’m not even sure these people give a shit about human life.

  8. jasonpaulhayes | Jul 14, 2011 at 1:08 pm |

    It’s terrible how this is all being downplayed in the news. It’s so transparent, you can tell its cronyism and pro-nuclear think tanks writing the news. For instance, saying only 27,000 people died as a result of Chernobyl (as if that were an acceptable number) when the New York Academy of Science translated over 10k documents from Russian that prove over 1 Million people have already died. 10’s of thousands still suffer from different forms of cancer and their mostly Children. Fukushima is many times worse than Chernobyl and its nowhere close to being resolved … I’m not even sure these people give a shit about human life.

  9. the title should read:
    “Radioactive beef from cows that lived near the
    Fukushima accident site was accidentally served up as burgers at various eateries, AFP reports:”

    the government told the one farm in concern that their cows were fine, but later found they weren’t. in tears the owner apologized on national TV yesterday.

  10. the title should read:
    “Radioactive beef from cows that lived near the
    Fukushima accident site was accidentally served up as burgers at various eateries, AFP reports:”

    the government told the one farm in concern that their cows were fine, but later found they weren’t. in tears the owner apologized on national TV yesterday.

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