12.03.2015

NY Times: Radioactive Contamination in Tea Sample Found

Hong Kong Finds Radioactive Contamination in Sample of Japanese Tea

HONG KONG — A sample of powdered tea imported from the Japanese prefecture of Chiba, just southeast of Tokyo, had 9.3 times the legal maximum level of radioactive cesium 137 allowed in food, the Hong Kong government announced late Thursday evening.

Hong Kong’s legal limits for radioactive material in food are low and stringent. But the discovery is not the first of its kind.

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