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Japan announces High Levels of Radiation in Milk and Food

FUKUSHIMA, Japan said radiation levels in spinach and milk from farms near its tsunami-crippled nuclear complex exceeded government safety limits, as emergency teams scrambled Saturday to restore power to the plant so it could cool dangerously overheated fuel. The tainted milk was found 20 miles (30 kilometers) from the plant, a local official said. The spinach was collected from six farms between 60 miles (100 kilometers) and 75 miles (120 kilometers) to the south of the reactors. Those areas are rich farm country known for melons, rice and peaches, so the contamination could affect food supplies for large parts of Japan.

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