Follow-up to: Highest Yet: Fish 20 times more radioactive than any other caught since 3/11 -- 380 times limit for cesium -NHK
(Subscription Only) Title: Radiation 258 times legal limit found in fish off Fukushima
Source: AJW Asahi
Date: Aug 22, 2012
The reading for two rock trout, caught about 20 kilometers to the north of the plant, showed 25,800 becquerels per kilogram, the highest yet detected in surveys conducted after last year’s nuclear accident.
Tetsu Nozaki, who heads the Fukushima Prefectural Federation of Fisheries Co-operative Associations, expressed concern about the finding.
“The reading was way beyond the levels recorded before,” he said. “It is worrying.”
Nozaki said the federation will make a formal request for TEPCO to find out why such high levels of contamination were detected in the rock trout.
“We operate on the assumption that no additional contaminated water was leaked into the sea from the plant,” he said.
TEPCO officials said there could be so-called “hot spots” at the bottom of the sea where cesium is concentrated because rock trout usually live near the seabed.
Published: August 22nd, 2012 at 11:13 am ET