26 times much radiation level detected from Japanese used car “Mitsubishi Pajero” in Russian customs

Extremely radioactive used car was about to be imported from Japan to Russia. The car was Mitsubishi Pajero. The detected radiation level is reported to be 26 times much as normal but detailed data is not published.

The car was found in the customs of Vladivostok. Currently the car is detained.


Since the beginning of 2014,  the customs of Russia have detected excessive level of radiation from 58 Japanese used cars and the parts. 53 cars were rejected but 2 cars were accepted to distribute in Russian market.






Français :

La douane russe refoule des “Mitsubishi Pajero” japonaises d’occasion radioactives : 26 fois la norme


Des voitures d’occasion extrêmement radioactives étaient sur le point d’être importées du Japon en Russie. Il s’agissait de Mitsubishi Pajero. Le niveau de radioactivité est rapporté comme étant 26 fois la normale mais le détail des relevés n’est pas publié.
Les voitures ont été découvertes par les douanes de Vladivostok. Elles sont actuellement saisies.

Depuis le début 2014, les douanes russes ont détecté une radioactivité excessive dans 58 véhicules d’occasion japonais et pièces mécaniques. 53 voitures ont été refoulées mais 2 ont été acceptées, mises sur le marché russe et vendues.


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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


September 2014