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Japan halts sale of food from near Fukushima

VIENNA (Reuters) – Japan has halted sales of food products from near a crippled nuclear plant because of contamination by a radioactive element which can pose a short-term health risk, the U.N. atomic agency said on Saturday. In what it called another “critical” measure to counter contamination of food, the…

Worried Hawaiians rush for iodine supplements

HONOLULU – Hawaiians are rushing to get iodide pills to protect against radioactivity from a quake-crippled Japanese nuclear power plant, according to store owners on the Pacific island US state. While officials on Hawaii — 4,000 miles (6,500 kilometers) east of Japan — warned that taking potassium iodide could have…