Radioactive mushrooms lead to controls

  • 1998-10-29
  • Daniel Silva
RIGA - A rise in shipments of mushrooms with high levels of radioactivity from Central and Eastern European nations has prompted the European Commission to strengthen its controls on imports of mushrooms from those regions.Since the start of October, there has been a 30 percent increase over previous years in the number of mushroom shipments found to have more than the accepted level of radiation.After the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in 1986 the EC began to monitor radiation levels in agricultural products imported from eastern Europe.The EC set the maximum permitted co...
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