TOKYO (AP) - Japan's Health Ministry says tests have detected
additional types of radiation-tainted vegetables, in more places,
suggesting that contamination from its tsunami-crippled nuclear
complex is reaching further into the food chain.
Ministry official Yoshifumi Kaji said Sunday that tests found
excess amounts of radioactive elements on canola and chrysanthemum
greens, in addition to spinach. He said the areas where the tainted
produce was found included three prefectures that previously had
not recorded such contamination.
Kaji said it was possible that some tainted foods may already
have been sold. He also said that the government ordered shipments
of milk from Fukushima, where the plant is located, to be halted
after finding tainted milk at four farms out of 37 tested.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)