DETROIT (WWJ) – Nissan is now inspecting every vehicle that’s exported out of the country for radiation. This comes as Japan welcoms U.S. help in stabilizing its overheated, radiation-leaking nuclear complex, and reclassified the rating of the nuclear accident from Level 4 to Level 5 on a seven-level international scale, putting it on a par with the 1979 Three Mile Island accident.

WWJ and Fox Two Business Editor Murray Feldman says the automaker calls it a “precaution.”

“There have been reports that some airplanes arriving here in the United States from Japan have had traces or redioactive material on them when they arriver here,” Feldman said.

“Nissan, apparently wants to make sure that it stays clear of any safety crisis with its cars that are being shipped to other nations, though. That’s why they’re going to moniter them for radioactive materials,” he said.

Felman says that Nissan officials claim, to their knowlege, so far no there’s no evidence yet that any vehicles exported from Japan have been tainted.

Meantime, Honda is reporting continuing production slowdowns because of a lack of parts.


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