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Radioactive cesium found in Japanese fish imports Updated: 2013-08-19 06:28:07 KST

 Radioactive cesium found in Japanese fish imports
Consumer concerns about the safety of Japanese fish imports into Korea since the Fukushima nuclear disaster look to be justified as authorities here say over 3-thousand tons of fish from Japan have been found to contain levels of radioactive cesium since 2011.
Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety says there were more than 1-hundred-30 different cases in which fish containing traces of cesium was detected since March 2011.
All of the cases were under the safe level set by Japan of under 1-hundred becquerels per one kilogram, with many below 10 becquerels , but seven cases were close to the maximum level considered acceptable for consumption.
While the ministry assures the safety of the imports, there's growing demand for the government to impose stricter radioactive inspections on marine products from waters near Fukushima.
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