Japan nuclear radiation touches China's shore

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Beijing, Mar 25: After United States, now, the nuclear radiation caused over massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, touched the shore of China. Sources reported that the Chinese quality and inspection watchdog noticed "abnormal" radiation level on a Japanese merchant ship entering the country.

Without giving a complete details about the radiation level on the ship, sources spotted the ship at Xiamen in eastern Fujian province. The merchant ship reportedly belongs to Mitsui OSK Lines.

Now, all goods coming from Japan will be examined thoroughly by the inspection agency, Xinhua news agency reported.

The land of rising Sun - Japan experienced a massive earthquake of 9.1 magnitude followed by tsunami and nuclear leak in Fukushima nuclear plant. More than 10,000 people lost lives.

After the cooling system in Fukushima nuke plant stopped working, radiation has leaked into the air and water. Fear raised about the safety of Japan's food and water supply as radiation has been found in raw milk, seawater and 11 kinds of vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower and turnips, grown in areas around the plant.

Citing the increased radioactive meltdown, US and Australia have halted imports of Japanese dairy and produce from the region, Hong Kong said it would require that Japan perform safety checks on meat, eggs and seafood, and Canada said it would upgrade controls on imports of Japanese food products. Singapore, too, has banned the sale of milk, produce, meat and seafood from areas near the plant.

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