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Fish testing at 124 times over radiation limit caught off Fukushima..
01-14-2014, 04:23 AM #1
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Fish testing at 124 times over radiation limit caught off Fukushima

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.

Black sea bream are currently restricted from being fished in Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures and sold for human consumption, as scientists from the Fisheries Research Agency say they plan to investigate the source of the contamination further.

After the Fukushima disaster, Japan lowered its threshold for cesium levels in food from 500 becquerels per kg to 100 becquerels per kilo, making the country’s regulations six times stricter than European Union standards. The record cesium reading was recorded last year when a fish caught near the plant carried 740,000 becquerels of cesium per kilogram.

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01-14-2014, 12:28 PM #2
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01-14-2014, 01:03 PM #3
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iagree.gif ^ THIS ^

01-15-2014, 05:59 AM #4
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On the plus side, they require a shorter cooking time.

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01-15-2014, 06:02 AM #5
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At that level (12,400) a person could eat the fish and be perfectly safe for weeks if not months.puke.gif

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01-15-2014, 01:34 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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rumpyNOM.gif Sounds like a delicious plan.

01-15-2014, 01:58 PM #7
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It's really bad. sad2.gif We couldn't eat wild fish or berries for over a decade after Chernobyl. tissueguy.gif
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01-15-2014, 10:59 PM #8
van down by the river Incognito Anonymous
(01-15-2014, 01:58 PM)Octo Wrote:  It's really bad. sad2.gif We couldn't eat wild fish or berries for over a decade after Chernobyl. tissueguy.gif

During this time I worked in Seattle at a casing processing plant. A fancy way to say we squeezed sh!t out of sheep and hog guts. Most of the sheep casings were from Denmark and at the time...there were great price reductions to keep us buying them and we were elbow deep in those things (literally). Thousands upon thousands of casings were sold out of our plant all over Seattle and many other places around the country. At a time when many companies were going with cheap artificial casings...we still sold loads of "natural" casings probably loaded with radiation as we were the only "natural" casing producer around for a thousand miles. Yum




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