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Fukushima Fish Carrying 258 Times the 'Safe' Level of Radiation


Health & Wellness  (tags: Fukushima, contaminated, safety, risks, warning )

Barbara
- 706 days ago - rt.com
A pair of fish captured near Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have shown to be carrying record levels of radiation. The pair of greenlings are contaminated with 258 times the level government deems safe for consumption



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Mm M. (446)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 2:06 am
Thanks for posting Barbara!

Yes Mankind ended up poisoning the Ocean as well as Man! Happy Now you Screwball Politicans and Greedy Corporations???????????????
 

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Wednesday August 22, 2012, 2:26 am
A pair of fish captured near Japanís crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have shown to be carrying record levels of radiation. The pair of greenlings are contaminated with 258 times the level government deems safe for consumption.
The fish, which were captured just 12 miles from the nuclear plant, registered 25,800 becquerels of caesium per kilo, according to Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).
TEPCO says the high levels may be due to the fish feeding in radioactive hotspots. The company plans on capturing and testing more of the fish, as well as their feed, and the seabed soil to determine the exact cause of the high radiation.
The findings were surprising for officials, who had previously seen much lower levels of radiation in contaminated fish.
Fishermen been allowed to cast their reels in the nearby waters on an experimental basis since June Ė but only in areas more than 31 miles from the plant.
Previously, the highest recorded radiation seen in the captured wildlife was 18,700 becquerels per kilo in cherry salmons, according to the Japanese Fisheries Agency.
The radiation was caused by a meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima power plant after it was damaged by an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.
The disaster was so intense that contaminated fish were caught all the way across the Pacific Ocean, on the California coast.
But itís not only aquatic life that is suffering from side effects of the leaked radiation.
According to researchers, the radiation has caused mutations in some butterflies, giving them dented eyes, malformed legs and antennae, and stunted wings.
The results show the butterflies were deteriorating both physically and genetically.
But the harmful risks donít stop with butterflies. The radioactivity which seeped into the regionís air and water has left humans facing potentially life threatening health issues.
Over a third of Fukushima children are at risk of developing cancer, according to the Sixth Report of Fukushima Prefecture Health Management Survey.
The report shows that nearly 36 per cent of children in the Fukushima Prefecture have abnormal thyroid growths which pose a risk of becoming cancerous.
The World Health Organization warns that young people are particularly prone to radiation poisoning in the thyroid gland. Infants are most at risk because their cells divide at a higher rate.
 

Terry V. (30)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 5:06 am
Are we suppose to be surprised by this?

We are murdering our planet, thus ourselves
 

Cheryl B. (64)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 5:08 am
scary
 

Robert Hardy (67)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 7:13 pm
Well damn it what do you expect? This is a surprise?
 

Bette-Ann Libin (11)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 7:27 pm
This is a surprise to whom?
 

Barbara W. (342)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 8:59 pm
Spam
 

Barbara W. (342)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 9:00 pm
Sorry when I wrote spam on a comment that was spam the spam disappeared and my comment, Spam, came up
 

Esther Z. (101)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 9:11 pm
Terrible news, but not surprising.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 9:44 pm
Nuclear energy is too risky for the planet.
 

Nimue P. (228)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 10:51 pm
I think these fish should be fed to the whale-killers.
 

Dandelion G. (381)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 3:03 pm
Of course they will say it is safe for consumption, we can't have starving people rioting and tearning the nuclear plants down and the government buildings as well. A slow poison and then the Government will say there is no proof that this was caused by the Nuclear Plant.

People around the world, at some point you have to take back your world or watch your children suffer the horrific consequences. They are not playing nice with us, they will allow us to eat this crap, take their crap, and die in their crap if we don't stop them. Tough choices either way, but I am beginning to see no other way when the drug of greed is moving along so rapidly that our climate is changing and our food and water supplies are being ruined.
 

Marie W. (64)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 9:26 pm
No surprise- what is surprising is the recipe for radioactive fish....
 

Phillipa W. (199)
Friday August 24, 2012, 12:35 am
I wish more people were aware of the dangers of radiation in seafood at the present time all over the world. Yet another issue where spreading disinformation seems more popular despite what's at stake. And like many issues, all over something so simple and easily avoided with many alternatives.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Friday August 24, 2012, 1:52 am
Noted, thanks.
 
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