New Japanese Cars Are Slightly Radioactive

The AP says that a VERY small percentage (<1%) of new Japanese cars being shipped into the South American country are carrying a small amount of radiation.

Chile says the radioactivity was found in 21 of nearly 2,500 cars that arrived in Iquique aboard the Hyundai 106 cargo ship.

About a hundred port workers have protested, saying their health was at risk.

However, Chilean officials are saying that the amount of radiation is too low to cause damage. [AP]


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