Dec 10, 2011

VOA Special English News 77

A leading Japanese food manufacturer says the radioactive metal cesium has been discovered in its baby food. The Meiji Company said Tuesday that it has launched an immediate recall of 400,000 containers of powdered baby milk. The company said the level of cesium were well below government safety limits. The Meiji company said it volunteered the recall. And it said it is not sure how the substance got into its powdered milk. But it says it suspects it came from the Fukushima-Daiich power Plant in March. The plant was struck by the earthquake and tsunami. Cesium cannot be seen, tasted or smelled.


My thought/opinion on this issue
I live in a place far from Fukushima, so I have not been conscious of the radiation problem in daily life, especially in food. But I can easily imagine that people in Kanto area have become nervous about it.

Now people in Japan have faced very difficult situation. However, I expect that people will conquer it with wisdom and calm.

1 comment:

ジョン said...

radio active
--> radioactive

revel of cesium
--> level of cesium

It seems this will be a problem that the Japanese people will be dealing with for a while, unfortunately.