Radiation-Contaminated Japanese Materials Seized in Umm Qasr

Umm Qasr port administration has announced the seizure of materials contaminated with radioactive isotopes imported from Japan, according to Aswat al-Iraq.

A source told the news agency that an imported fork-lift, heading for the private sector, was discovered to have been contaminated by radiation.

No information was given on the volume of radiation in the equipment.

The minister of planning announced that Japanese materials will be embargoed for a period of two to three months due to radioactive contamination from the Fukushima Power plant (pictured).

(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)

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