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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Japan testing outbound container ships for radiation levels

The Japanese government has begun scanning container ships leaving from the harbours in Tokyo bay for radiation emissions.

The move by Japan's transport ministry is primarily a bid to alleviate concerns about contamination from a crippled nuclear plant for shipowners, crews, and the foreign harbours where the ships are destined.

Scanned ships will be given a certificate recording radiation levels.

Ships found to have radiation readings exceeding a standard level will not be permitted to leave the ports of Tokyo, Kawasaki or Yokohama.

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