MUA Wins Ongoing Screening Of Japanese Car Imports

Thanks to continued lobbying and work by the MUA, ARPANSA - Australia's nuclear safety authority - are planning to continue selective screening of imports of used cars from Japan.

This is a great win for the union who have been campaigning for ongoing screening of car imports since the Fukushima disaster.

ARPANSA will undertake weekly radiation screening of used vehicles in shipments arriving in Brisbane, Port Kembla, Melbourne and Fremantle.

"This is a great win for the union," said Assistant National Secretary Warren Smith.

"We've been campaigning on this issue for months.

"Whilst a batch screen of new cars was undertaken there is no knowing which part of Japan imported used cars come from.

"Ongoing screening will ensure that our members and the public are not put at risk."