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Russia suspends all seafood imports from Japan

The ban is because of meals contamination fears after the discharge of wastewater from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant

The Russian authorities on Monday launched a brief ban on imports of seafood from Japan, after Tokyo launched handled radioactive water from the broken Fukushima nuclear energy plant into the ocean.

According to an announcement launched by Rosselkhoznadzor, the Russian regulator accountable for meals security, the restrictions shall be in place till the security of aquatic merchandise is confirmed to be in compliance with Eurasian Economic Union necessities.

In August, China – Japan’s largest importer of fish – barred imports of all seafood from the nation, extending a beforehand launched measure prohibiting seafood purchases from ten Japanese prefectures across the Fukushima plant.

This was in response to Tokyo’s determination to dump round 1.3 million metric tons of wastewater, equal to about 500 Olympic-size swimming swimming pools, from the striken plant. The discharge into the Pacific Ocean began on August 24, 12 years after the Fukushima plant skilled a catastrophic meltdown following a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

The Fukushima meltdown has been ranked the world’s worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986.

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The Japanese authorities has repeatedly burdened that the water launch is secure and that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has backed the plan, discovering it to be “consistent with relevant international safety standards” with a “negligible” impact on individuals and the setting.

South Korea has additionally prolonged a ban on the import of fish and seafood from eight prefectures in Japan, together with Fukushima, launched in 2013.

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