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Aftershocks from Japan's 2011 earthquake continue. Today, Russian customs officials stopped nearly 300 Japanese cars believed to be irradiated from last year's nuclear meltdown at Fukushima.


Gennady Onishchenko, Russia's chief public health officer, has stated radiation controls and a 24-hour monitoring of all imports on the far-eastern border have been implemented.

Last May, the Associated Press reported that less than one percent of Japanese cars had been irradiated. It is unclear if that number will be revised, or how any of those cars found their way to the Russian border.


(Hat tip to Ilya)

Photo Credit: PBS

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