(10-05-2013, 07:01 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:Quote:About 800 people worldwide will get cancer from radiation due to Fukushima in fish eaten to date, according to Georgia Straight calculations. The Straight results relied on a widely used cancer-risk formula developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as well as radiation levels in 33,000 fish tested by the Japanese Fisheries Agency.
Half the cancers will be fatal. About 500 will be in Japan; 75 will be due to Japanese fish exports to other countries; and 225 will be from fishing in the Pacific by nations other than Japan.
And that’s likely only a small part of the actual long-term cancer impacts from eating the fish. Two nuclear experts who saw the Straight’s figures said the real cancer toll could be 100 times higher—or 80,000 cancers.
Don't eat Pacific Ocean caught fish unless you know for sure it is safe...and who do we trust to tell us that information?
"The CFIA did more radiation tests on Japanese food imports in the Vancouver region in September and October 2012; it still hasn’t released those results. Asked why the information has not been made public, Koutsavakis said that it is still being analyzed a year later: “It’s just a matter of doing the work based on the risk. That’s why it took longer.”
What the hell does that mean?
Some possibilities as to what Koutsavakis meant:
1- The guys doing the testing maxed out on their annual exposure, so they are looking for new suckers to replace them
2- They are waiting for the government to raise the official safe levels so that the fish can be declared safe under the new regulations.
3- His dog ate his homework.
4- Koutsavakis is looking for a promotion so he can get the hell away from radioactive fish.
5- "Mind your own beezwax, Mister! We did the test. That's all YOU need to know....um, waiter, cancel the grilled tuna and bring me another martini."
Pray for me.