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Seafood Ban Considered

Russia may ban seafood from areas near Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant over fears of radiation contamination, its food safety body said Friday.

Russia is "studying the situation at 300 Japanese fish-processing plants in the danger zone" and is likely to restrict imports from more than 200 of them soon, said Sergei Dankvert, chief of the Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Inspection Service, Itar-Tass reported. Russia imported 57,000 tons of seafood from Japan last year, Dankvert said.

(Reuters)

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