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The government on Thursday banned rice shipments from another area in Fukushima Prefecture, after local authorities found high levels of radioactive cesium.

Samples of the rice, which was harvested by just one farmer in the Shibukawa area of the city of Nihonmatsu, were found to contain 780 becquerels per kilogram of cesium, said Shin Sato at the farm ministry. The maximum level is 500 becquerels per kilogram.

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