Fresh fall- out warnings issued
TOKYO yesterday warned that radioactive iodine over twice the safe level for infants had been detected in its tap water due to the disaster at a quake-hit nuclear plant northeast of Japan’s capital.
The news compounded fears over the impact of the crippled Fukushima power station that also led the government to ban farm produce from areas near the charred complex, where emergency crews were battling to prevent a meltdown.
The United States blocked imports of dairy and other produce from areas near the plant, which has been belching radiation since it was hit by a powerful quake and tsunami on March 1.
France urged the European Union to also control food imports.
The government advised residents to avoid using tap water to make infant formula until further notice.