Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Man put in jail for spreading radiation rumors

 China - Authorities in Zhejiang province said a computer company worker surnamed Chen spread fake information about nuclear contamination reaching waters off China’s eastern Shandong province, the online version of Communist Party mouthpiece the People’s Daily reported. In Chen’s comments posted under the handle “Old Fisherman” he had urged people to spread the word about the radiation to family and friends, stockpile salt, and not consume products from the sea for a year. Unfounded rumors about iodine in salt being able to stop radiation sickness rippled across China, causing panic buying of the typically plentiful product.  More…

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