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from Cumbria, the Solway Firth and Morecambe Bay could be banned under new
international food safety regulations.
UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned that lobsters, cockles and scallops
from the north west of England and the south west of Scotland are so
contaminated with plutonium discharges from Sellafield that they will breach
limits due to be introduced by the United Nations next year.
UN’s Codex Alimentarius – which brings together the World Health Organization
and the Food and Agriculture Organization – is proposing a safety limit for
plutonium in food of one becquerel per kilogram (1Bq/kg).
aim is to reduce the long-term risk of getting cancer from eating these foods to
below one in a million.