Korean media pay attention to the nuclear radiation problem of Tokyo Olympic Games (ChannelA)
Overseas, Dec. 5 (Reuters) - South Korea plans to buy radiation detectors and ship home-made ingredients to Japan for use by South Korean athletes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, fearing that the Fukushima nuclear leak in 2011 could contaminate local food.
South Koreas sports and Olympic Committee plans to ship chili sauce (a key ingredient in South Korean cuisine) and other food to Japan, according to a report on its diet plan.
Some South Korean lawmakers boycotted the Tokyo Olympics in front of the Japanese Embassy
For some meat and vegetables that can only be purchased locally from Japan because of strict quarantine regulations, South Korea plans to carry out radiation testing.
Obviously, food materials and food will be shipped from South Korea as much as possible, including canned food, said Shen dongkun, a member of the ruling Democratic Party of South Korea
A baseball field in Fukushima, Japan (Asian economy)
Shen dongkun pointed out that for the Olympic Games, food is the main focus of the Korean team, so as to provide safe meals for athletes and dispel radiation concerns.
During the 2020 Olympic Games, events such as baseball and softball will be held in Fukushima. Unable to deliver boxed meals from Tokyo, the committee plans to arrange local Korean restaurants to prepare radiation-free meals for athletes.
In 2011, the first nuclear power plant in Fukushima exploded (data chart)
It is understood that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is 220 km away from Tokyo. In March 2011, a magnitude 9 earthquake triggered a tsunami in Japan, resulting in a catastrophic radiation leak at the plant.
South Korea has been paying close attention to Japans disposal of sewage containing radioactive substances in Fukushima and local food safety issues.
Abe inspected Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (news agency)
Since July this year, some South Korean politicians have even called for a boycott of the Tokyo Olympics, as tensions between South Korea and Japan have intensified. In response, South Koreas Ministry of culture and sports made it clear on August 11 that we must participate in the Olympic Games, but stressed that athletes raw materials will be supplied independently.
On the other hand, data released by Japan shows that China is not affected by Fukushima radiation, and many countries have lifted restrictions on Fukushima food.