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Sat March 19, 2011
Japan In Crisis

In Japan, Reports Of Radiation Tainted Food

Japanese officials are ramping up their efforts to bring the damaged nuclear reactors under control. But authorities say radiation has tainted some food from the region near the nuclear complex, and the effects of the damage have both short and long-term economic consequences. NPR science correspondent Chris Joyce and NPR economic correspondent John Ydstie, both in Tokyo, talk with Scott Simon about the latest developments.