France finds traces of radioactive caesium on Russian mushrooms: ASN
Updated December 01, 2017 01:24:11
France has found traces of radioactive caesium on mushrooms imported from Russia, the head of French nuclear regulator ASN says.
ASN chief Pierre-Franck Chevet told the French senate that following the discovery of a cloud of radioactive pollution coming from Russia in October, levels of radioactive ruthenium 106 in the air had posed no safety threat to French citizens, but controls on food imports had been strengthened.
“The latest information I have is that it seems that traces of caesium have been found on mushrooms that would have come from Russia,” Mr Chevet told the Senate hearing on nuclear security.
Officials at French consumer protection agency DGCCRF were not immediately available …