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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 05:43 PM

Radioactive Fish Found In California: Contamination From Fukushima Disaster Still Lingers


Radioactive Fish Found In California: Contamination From Fukushima Disaster Still Lingers

Nearly two years after a powerful earthquake triggered a leak at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, the effects of that disaster are still being felt on the other side of the planet.

A report released earlier this month by researchers at Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station found that bluefin tuna caught just off the California coast tested positive for radiation stemming from the incident.

The study looked at the levels of radiocesium, one of the most common results of nuclear fission reactions, in Pacific Bluefun Tuna--largely as way to track the species' migratory patterns as the fish make their cross-oceanic journey in search of prey.

While the report notes that the levels present in the fish are well below what public health officials would deem dangerous, the presence of radiocesium from the damaged reactor shows just how far-reaching the disaster's effects have been.

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Full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/22/radioactive-fish_n_2743899.html




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Reply Radioactive Fish Found In California: Contamination From Fukushima Disaster Still Lingers (Original post)
Tx4obama Feb 2013 OP
1-Old-Man Feb 2013 #1
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #3
OldDem2012 Feb 2013 #5
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #2
Brother Buzz Feb 2013 #6
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #4
siligut Feb 2013 #7

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 05:57 PM

1. I would be a lot more likely to suspect contamination from the Columbia River than Japan

If I found a radioactively contaminated fish off the coast of California I would be a lot more likely to suspect the contamination came from Hanford than Japan. The underground storage tanks at Hanford have leaked for decades, and the river is in sight of the tank farms.

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:07 PM

3. Yes and no, they can actually tell where it comes from.

it is all in the half life.

And tuna does migrate.

This is bioconcentration.

Now. you know which fish should be tested for Hartford? (Again, they can tell), SALMON.

Something about nests and fouling them comes to mind.

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 08:08 PM

5. There's a lot more radioactive water flowing directly from the Fukushima plants....

...into the Pacific than there is flowing down the Columbia River from the Hanford facilities.

Pacific Bluefin Tuna migration patterns:

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 05:59 PM

2. Wait, WUT??? Some of us even said it would happen

now let me go hide in my cave... of ignorance. Apparently some of us were way ahead of the curve.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 08:28 PM

6. Well, we learned you were way ahead of all the mothers at the Navy Exchange when you bagged....

every last aseptic milk container you could lay your hands on: to Hell with Navy mothers and their concerns about their children's health.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:57 PM

4. Oh self serving kick

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:06 PM

7. Well, as long as public health officials say it's okay

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