The Price of Nuclear Power

Japan produces some of the best beef in the world, particularlyKobebeef, or 神戸ビーフ, which is renowned throughout the world. The Fukushimanuclear accident has disrupted the Japanese beef industry as recent tests showed that beef was infected with high levels of caesium thought to have been from cattle eating straw from rice which was tainted by radioactive material. The amount of infected beef was small (less than 1.2 metric tonnes) and the numbers of infected cattle that have consumed caesium straw material only a few, but rightly when it comes to public health the Japanese Government has banned cattle shipments from the Fukushima region. Continue reading