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Protection of the food supply

In order to prevent internal contamination, in a large number of accident scenarios authorities take measures to protect food supply (drinking wtaer, vegetables from our garden, agriculture and cattle). Radioactive substances can indeed cause an internal contamination in human beings through drinking water or food.

  • A limitation or ban of the use of fresh crops
  • A ban on the use of drinking water or surface water. The use of rain water for spraying crops is also discouraged
  • A ban on the use of milk from non-commercial circuits.
  • A ban on pasturing the cattle: confining (dairy) cattle to avoid contamination during consumption

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