Inside Line reports that Toyota, Honda and Nissan are working hard to assure car buyers that their products aren't radioactive. Japan's big three each told IL that the vast majority of their plants are nowhere near a nuclear reactor, with the exception of one Nissan engine plant. Nissan Americas communications VP David Reuter told IL that the company "will take all necessary actions to ensure safety."
Toyota communications VP Mike Michels echoed Reuter's statement, adding "vehicles are plastic-wrapped on ships and washed at our processing facilities before shipping to dealers. This is normal procedure." Further, the U.S. government routinely inspects cargo entering the U.S. That includes checking for radiation, and anything else that can harm American citizens.
[Source: Inside Line | Image: Go Takayama/Getty]