Like people needed another thing to have to beware of, used cars from the evacuation areas are showing up with hidden origin and high levels of radiation.
A car in Kawasaki that was auctioned in Chiba (doesn’t say the cars actual origin) was found to have 58.86 microsieverts per hour.
So far 660 used cars were found to have too much radiation to be exported for resale. So unscrupulous dealers have been using new license plates to disguise the origin of the vehicle and selling them to unsuspecting buyers. One van was found to have 110 microsieverts of radiation an hour. The dealer tried to decontaminate it, when that didn’t work he just sold it to an unsuspecting buyer because he didn’t want to take the financial loss on the car. The van was purchased in Osaka but came from Iwaki. The van was later sold to a buyer at auction in Kobe but the auction is refusing to disclose the buyer who probably has no clue their vehicle is contaminated.
Cars from the evacuation zone were supposed to be destroyed rather than resold. That obviously isn’t happening.
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