Fukushima Alert: Fish With Deadly Levels Of Radioactive Cesium Caught

Fish with deadly levels of radioactive cesium have been caught just off the coast of Fukushima prefecture, as scientists continue to assess the damage caused to the marine food chain by the 2011 nuclear disaster.

One of the samples of the 37 black sea bream specimens caught some 37 kilometers south of the crippled power plant tested at 12,400 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium, making it 124 times deadlier than the threshold considered safe for human consumption, Japan’s Fisheries Research Agency announced.

The samples were caught at the mouth of the Niidagawa river in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on November 17. Two other fish caught there also tested non-safe for human consumption, showing radiations levels of 426 and 197 becquerels per kilogram. The rest of the fish were reportedly within safety limits.

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7 thoughts on “Fukushima Alert: Fish With Deadly Levels Of Radioactive Cesium Caught

    • yes, i’ll bet you do!!! would be interesting to test the albacore, though. They come from up north somewhere, recently

        • we have a policy of neither confirming or denying the presence of geigers or geiger-counters. Actually, geiger-counters are a myth and a conspiracy theory. Geiger counters do not exist. Now i’m off to count penguins. Now i am serious!!! The local national park is looking for volunteer penguin-counters. Now that seems like useful work to me.

  1. testing two days ago, on a snapper from Cook Strait area, showed radiation readings some 30% lower than the ceramic plate it was sitting on. Just a small and probably short-lived note of reassurance. Just saying!

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