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DISHONEST MALAYSIAN PHOTOGRAPHER DIDNT GO TO EXCLUSIVE FUKUSHIMA RED ZONES

People interested in Fukushima have almost certainly heard of the ‘sensational’ post by Keow Wee Loong, a 28-year-old man from Malaysia who claims that he travelled illegally around Fukushima’s ‘no-go’ zones. It turns out, however, that his story is almost completely fabricated. Unfortunately, the story by this man, who hid his face behind a gas mask, was so convincing that people swallowed it whole and it rapidly spread around the world.

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FUKUSHIMA MUNICIPAL GOVT STARTS FARM TESTS TO ASCERTAIN FOOD SAFETY AFTER DECONTAMINATION EFFORTS

The municipal government of Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, has started planting rice and vegetables to test how much radioactive materials they will absorb from the stricken nuclear plant in its midst. The entire town, which hosts four of the Fukushima No. 1 plant’s six reactors, has been designated as a no-go zone since the March 2011 natural calamities caused three of the units to suffer meltdowns.

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300 KG OF FUKUSHIMA RICE TO START SELLING IN S’PORE

Japan will be restarting exports of rice grown in Fukushima for the first time since foreign sales were halted due to fears of contamination by the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations (Zen-Noh), a major wholesaler of Japanese agricultural products, said it will send 300kg of the grain to Singapore. Its provenance will be marked and it will not be mixed with other produce, an official said. The rice was grown some 60km to 80km west of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, he said.

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AVA: Fukushima Food Imports Checked for Radioactivity & Safe for Consumption

Singapore announced on May 31 that it would lift restrictions on all Japanese food imports. These restrictions were imposed on several prefectures after the Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011. Following the incident, the AVA said it implemented a series of import control measures and surveillance testing on Japanese food imports. As of this month (July 2014), it has tested over 18,000 samples of food from Japan. Of these, radioactive contaminants were detected in 0.14 per cent, with most of the detections taking place in 2011 shortly after nuclear accident.

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36 PERCENT OF FUKUSHIMA CHILDREN HAVE ABNORMAL GROWTHS FROM RADIATION EXPOSURE

Of more than 38,000 children tested from the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan, 36 percent have abnormal growths – cysts or nodules – on their thyroids a year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, as reported by ENENews. The shocking numbers come from the thyroid examination section of the "Sixth Report of Fukushima Prefecture Health Management Survey," published by Fukushima Radioactive Contamination Symptoms Research (FRCSR) and translated by the blog Fukushima Voice.

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AVA: Food From Fukushima Safe To Consume

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) says food products imported from Japan are safe for consumption. Fukushima was hit with a nuclear accident in 2011, and Singapore has had a ban imposed on its products since then.

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