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08/27/2011

No radioactive substance detected in Shiga-produced rice

On August 19, the Shiga Prefectural Government conducted the first sampling tests at Institute of Public Health to detect radiation in rice harvested in Takashima, Shiga. No radioactive substance was detected.

"We will continue to conduct the sampling tests to provide consumers with safety and relief when it comes down to Shiga-produced rice," commented Governor Kada.

The prefecture will gradually conduct the same tests by the end of September, covering other 18 municipalities.

(Kyoto Shimbun, August 19, 2011)

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