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India Bans All Food Imports from Japan. EU to Tighten Limits Updated: 2011-04-06 00:00:00 KST

With workers in Japan pumping contaminated water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean for a second straight day fears about radiation are increasing around the world.
On Tuesday, India became the first country to ban all food imports from Japan.
A government statement said that all food imports from Japan would be suspended with immediate effect for a period of three months, or until credible information shows the radiation hazard has subsided to acceptable limits."
The European Union is also limiting Japanese food imports.
The EU Commission told the World Trade Organization on Tuesday that the 27 nation economic bloc would impose stricter radiation limits on Japanese food noting that they have a regulation was already in place after the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986.
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