[ RadSafe ] Radioactive Cars from Japan

franz.schoenhofer at chello.at franz.schoenhofer at chello.at
Wed Nov 16 15:57:47 CST 2011


I am really delighted to learn that there are countries and people even more paranoid on "radiation" than my home country Austria. The question of "radioactive cars" has not shown up in Austrian massmedia (yet?). 

Best regards,


---- "Otto G. Raabe" <ograabe at ucdavis.edu> schrieb:
> >I received an inquiry about the possible radiation risk from 
> >purchasing a Japanese car.
> Chile finds low-level radioactivity in cars from Japan
> By <http://content.usatoday.com/topics/reporter/Chris+Woodyard>Chris 
> Woodyard, USA TODAY
> Updated 2011-05-03 3:32 PM
> Customs agents in Chile have detected low levels of radioactivity in 
> cars shipped from the Japanese port of Yokohama.
> Chile says the radioactivity was found in 21 of nearly 2,500 cars 
> that arrived in Iquique, Chile, aboard the Hyundai 106 cargo ship, 
> the Associated Press reports.
> After the March 11 quake and tsunami, Drive On reported that some 
> automakers were having workers prowling storage lots with Geiger 
> counters, looking for trace radiation. Sure enough, sounds like some 
> are turning up.
> About a hundred port workers have protested, saying their health is 
> at risk, the AP says, but the Chilean government says the radiation 
> levels are too low to put people at risk. The radiation will be 
> lessened by simply hosing off the cars.
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