South Korea To Send Food, Radiation Detector To Tokyo Olympics Over Fukushima Radiation Fears


The Tokyo Olympics are approaching and South Korea is taking steps to make sure their Olympic athletes are not going to be ingesting any kind of contaminated food as a result of the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

The Korea Sports & Olympic Committee (KSOC) plans to buy radiation detectors and ship its own food to Japan for its athletes during the Olympics, Reuters reported Wednesday, citing a KSOC meals plan report. Red Pepper and other foods are among the items that will be shipped and a radiation detector will check for any signs of radiation in meat and vegetables from local areas.

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“Apparently, substances and meals will be transported from South Korea as lots as possible, in all likelihood which includes canned food,” Shin Dong-keun, a member of the parliamentary sports activities committee who became briefed with the aid of the sports activities committee, informed Reuters. “For this Olympic video games, meals are our team’s primary focus so as to provide safe food for the athletes to erase radiation issues, as opposed to in the past, meals became meant to play the supplementary position of helping with their morale.”

The Olympic committee plans to have Korean ingesting locations prepare meals for the kingdom’s baseball and softball gamers competing in Fukushima.

A significance 9.0 earthquake struck Japan in 2011, rocking the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear station and causing 3 reactor meltdowns. Radiation from the reactors contaminated water, meals and air.

While Greenpeace contended Wednesday that radiation hot spots were found in J-Village in Fukushima where the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch will begin its relay, Japan has released data showing that the country is safe from any Fukushima-related radiation and that many countries have lifted disaster-related food restrictions.