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FAQs - 2011 Japan nuclear power plant accident

A series of questions and answers about radiation levels in Japan and Australia are provided, including travel advice.

1. What are the risks to people living in Australia from radiation emitted from the 2011 Japanese nuclear accident?
2. Has radiation from the Japanese nuclear accident reached Australia?
3. Is it safe to eat food that has been imported from Japan?
4. Are imported goods from Japan contaminated?
5. I have just purchased a Japanese car. Should I get it tested for radiation contamination?
6. What is ARPANSA's advice for travelling to Japan?
7. Is the food and water in Japan contaminated?
8. What are 'normal' levels of radiation exposure?
9. Where can I go to get something tested for radiation?
10. What is being done in Australia and internationally to improve knowledge of the accident?
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