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Simpler radiation detectors to be permitted for beef via The Japan Times Online

The government will allow more widely available, simpler detectors to inspect beef for radiation contamination as it prepares to impose broader screening of cattle to contain the widening food scare, government officials said Friday.

There is a limited number of the regular devices, called germanium semiconductor detectors, available to monitor radioactive materials in beef from all cattle in areas where straw containing radioactive cesium above the government-set limit has been found.

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