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Is Nuclear Tuna in our Future?

Is Nuclear Tuna in our Future?

Tuesday, the Japanese government announced it had found high levels of radioactive materials in fish in the Pacific Ocean after millions of gallons of radioactive water was dumped in the sea from the damaged nuclear site.

“I think the concern is that the FDA doesn’t have the resources to properly screen…they only test less than 2 percent of seafood that comes from imports,” said Executive Director Wenonah Hauter.

Food & Water Watch is concerned that Japan is only testing for products from locations near where the accident occurred. The radiative isotopes that have been dumped into the Pacific Ocean are dispersing and have been detected in small fish that are consumed by larger fish, like tuna, which are consumed by humans.

As our food system deals with this latest threat, we have even more reason to act to ensure that our food and water safety protections are adequately funded. Take action now to tell Congress to protect funding for essential food and water programs that ensure our health and safety in the federal budget

Want another way to take action? Let Washington know that you want our food and water monitored for radioactive contamination.

Thanks to Food and Water Watch where this post first appeared.

 

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photo by Joost J. Bakker IJmuiden via Creative Commons
by Food and Water Watch

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5:52AM PST on Nov 18, 2011

if only nuclear tuna were like the kind in comic books. but no. they have to be deformed and toxic.

2:29PM PDT on Aug 18, 2011

Maybe this is what will save the fish from extinction by being eaten? We'll poison them with mercury and radiation to make them inedible to humans.

7:58AM PDT on Jun 1, 2011

And to think that tuna is a good food for dieters!

5:40PM PDT on May 15, 2011

scary

12:51AM PDT on Apr 14, 2011

Poor fish. And poor world. Poor everything we've destroyed and continue to destroy.

2:34PM PDT on Apr 10, 2011

Ver scary! I hope Food and Water Watch many, many signatures!

6:03AM PDT on Apr 10, 2011

Yeah but the government is too busy giving into the whims of the likes such as Monsanto.

11:24AM PDT on Apr 9, 2011

So glad I'm vegan!

10:28AM PDT on Apr 9, 2011

scary thought even if i dont eat animals.

5:31AM PDT on Apr 9, 2011

scary

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