Russia Rejects Radioactive Japanese Cars

Contaminated Japanese cars rejected by Russian custom office (Fukushima Diary, Aug 12, 2012):

Series of cars from Japan are seized at port in Russia.

On 7/27/2012, Ria Novosti reported radioactive contaminated cars from Japan were seized by Russian custom at Korsakov port in the south part of Sakhalin.

High level of radiation was measured from the body of a micro bus, cabin of a truck, and “Demio” of Matsuda. It was 2.5 times higher than back ground (0.15 ~ 0.18 μSv/h).
They are still loaded in the liner. [Link]

Additionally, on 8/10/2012, the public relations section of the custom office in Sakhalin announced 2 cars and repair parts loaded on the ship from Japan were seized for radioactive contamination again.
Those cars were exported for individuals, repair parts were purchased by a private company in Sakhalin.
They measured gamma ray twice as back ground like before. The nuclide is reported to be Cs-137.

The contaminated parts were sent to Russian consumption supervision agency for analysis. Until they make countermeasures, the cars and repair parts are kept in the ship again. [Link]

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