Hong Kong steps up radiation inspections of Japanese seafood imports


The Hong Kong government has begun strengthening radiation inspections of seafood imports from Japan amid rising concerns over a plan to release treated radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, sources close to the matter said.

The tightened measures, introduced in mid-June, have caused customs clearance to be delayed by around three hours, the sources said.

Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee met Friday with Japan’s consul general in the city, Kenichi Okada, to reiterate his concerns over the water release plan, adding that he is primarily concerned about maint...

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