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Sun Mar 17, 2013, 08:24 AM

Record radiation found in fish near Fukushima nuclear plant

Source: RT

A record quantity of radioactive cesium – 7,400 times the country’s limit deemed safe for human consumption – has been detected in a greenling fish in the waters near the crippled Fukushima plant, two years after the nuclear disaster.

Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), which runs the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, discovered a record 740,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium in the fish, Kyodo News reported.

The operator installed a net on the seafloor of the port exit near the plant to prevent the fish from escaping.

The bottom-dwelling greenling fish was found in a cage set up by TEPCO inside the port next to the Fukushima Daiichi plant, a utility official told AP on condition of anonymity.

Read more: http://rt.com/news/radiation-fish-fukushima-japan-385/

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 08:34 AM

1. I wonder how much radioactive fish they sell for consumption to America.

I think of that every time I have fish. I also think of how much benzene is in the fish from oil "snafus" on our shores.

I also wonder how much of either of those fish are fed to our turkeys and chickens and pigs and cows bred for human consumption.

When there's money to be made, reassurances like, "They can't do that. It's illegal." don't mean anything. The people who make these decisions only care about the green. They don't care about anything else.

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Response to valerief (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 10:34 AM

4. I would like to recommend your post.

I wonder whether we were told the truth about the amount of radiation the Fukushima disaster caused on our West Coast. I don't believe that it was as low as we were lead to believe.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 12:15 PM

9. The tell was the pulling offline of the monitors up and down the coast

I was shocked that such an obvious ploy actually worked. The sheeple bought it. Of course, I live close enough to Hanford and I was born a downwinder, so really, should I give a damn? I do, though.

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Response to valerief (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 11:16 AM

6. Absolutely right you are. I wonder how far the irradiated sea water has spread. nt

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 08:35 AM

2. du rec. nt

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 10:32 AM

3. Are fish in North America being tested. Fish migrate all over the ocean.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 12:13 PM

8. Are cows being tested for Mad Cow Disease in America?

Sorry to answer a question with another question but both of the answers are no. Buyer beware. I'm saying goodbye to Salmon this year.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 01:05 PM

11. Yes.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 12:22 AM

17. Actually, no.

That's the secret to how we've managed to (almost) avoid having our cows quarantined.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 10:46 AM

5. The saddest thing is that many of these radioactive fish will live longer...

...because fisherman won't be catching them to serve up for dinner.

The commercial fishing industry worldwide ought to be severely restricted. The natural environment of the oceans are being ruined in so many ways, toxic waste and garbage is one, industrial scale fishing is another, and climate change is the worst.

Out of site, out of mind is not a good way to live.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 12:11 PM

7. That's where our salmon go to grow up

Soon, no more safe salmon.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 12:18 PM

10. But it's also in the air. The plants we eat. Spinnach. We cannot afford nuclear. It isn't 100% safe.

All of those putting us down for discussing the ingestion of Cesium, now have to start rethinking this.

Solar, wind, AND stabilization and reduction of world human population, since that is what's driving this. But every single time it is brought up people deny it and resist talking about it. We're running out of time very very quickly.

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 02:56 PM

12. Good point. What's safe to eat? Damn, I wish we had access to rich people food. nt

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 05:33 PM

13. Move along, nothing to see here...

 

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 08:20 PM

14. CBS news report on Fukufish

Japan fishing crippled 2 years after tsunami

Ever since last year's nuclear disaster, Niitsuma is only allowed to fish once a week, and he must turn his catch over to a government lab.

Ken Buessler is a U.S. Marine chemist from Woods Hole. He went to Japan three months after the disaster and studied the Japanese government's test results for the next 12 months.

"The numbers aren't going down that fast off Japan since the accident," he said.

"Those reactors," he said, "either by the cooling water that's still being put on there, that's leaking out, or the contamination of the site, are still releasing cesium to the ocean."

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57574739/japan-fishing-crippled-2-years-after-tsunami/

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 08:35 PM

15. Since the gulf oil spill and Fukishima I am really careful about my fish

I love love love seafood, but I make sure it's local now. (new england)

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 10:37 PM

16. Glow fish. n/t

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