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Fish Off Japan’s Coast Said to Contain Elevated Levels of Cesium
- Categorized in: Fukushima
This is a story that will have no real end as we move into times of greater contamination of food and water. We must protect our environment now. Prevention is the only option for contamination that is often impossible to remediate.
HIROKO TABUCHI l NYTimes 25 October, 2012
TOKYO — Elevated levels of cesium still detected in fish off the Fukushima coast of Japan suggest that radioactive particles from last year’s nuclear disaster have accumulated on the seafloor and could contaminate sea life for decades, according to new research...
...But about 40 percent of fish caught off Fukushima and tested by the government still have too much cesium to be safe to eat under regulatory limits set by the Japanese government last year, said the article’s author, Ken O. Buesseler, a leading marine chemistry expert at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, who analyzed test results from the 12 months following the March 2011 disaster.
Other Fukushima links in Science:
Fish off Fukushima still show levels of radioactivity a year later
Fish from the waters around the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan could be too radioactive to eat for a decade to come, as samples show that radioactivity levels remain elevated and show little sign of coming down, a marine scientist has warned...