20 September 2013, 19:12

Ban on Japanese fish remains in place due to Fukushima accident - oversight service

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A ban on fish and seafood imports from Japan, introduced on April 6 2011 in connection with the accident at the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant, will remain in effect in full, the federal veterinary and phytosanitary oversight service Rosselkhoznadzor has reported.

It said the ban applies to 242 companies located in eight prefectures of Japan. The ban remains in effect despite Japanese officials' repeated requests to lift it," Rosselkhoznadzor said.

This decision is based on the monitoring, run by Russian services, and by international and foreign organizations.

Five hundred and twenty-four Japanese companies that process fish from areas not contaminated after the accident have the right to export fish, fish products and seafood.

Products arriving from these companies are rigorously controlled for radiation, Rosselkhoznadzor said.

Voice of Russia, Interfax

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