China to Ban Imports of Farm Products from Japan

Increased fears about radiation contamination have prompted China to ban produce from 12 different regions of Japan. From Reuters: China will ban the import of farm produce, including food, edible agricultural products and...

In Shanxi, Lasting Pain

China Dialogue reports on a radiation accident in 1992 from a misplaced cobalt-60 cylinder that killed one man in Shanxi and contaminated his pregnant wife, whose now 18-year-old daughter is living with the consequences: At...

The Faithless Masses

A recent public panic and run on salt, which was falsely rumored to prevent radiation, has sparked a discussion on the crisis of confidence in the Chinese government. From the Economist: On one day alone, some 4,000 tonnes of...

China Contains Radiation in Quake Area

AP reports on efforts to contain sources of potential leaked radiation from the earthquake, after 50 sources of radiation were discovered to be buried in the debris: Officials precariously balanced their efforts to clean up and...

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