Canadian University Scientist: Test seafood for Fukushima contamination — Continuous inputs for 2 years and counting will lead to ample opportunity for re-concentrating up food chain — Simply not enough being done on this side of Pacific

Published: August 22nd, 2013 at 11:45 pm ET
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Title: Nuclear meltdown’s effect on B.C. fish unclear
Source: Times Colonist
Author: Judith Lavoie
Date: August 21, 2013

[...] Nikolaus Gantner, an ecotoxicologist affiliated with Trent University in Peterborough, Ont., said the challenge is to discover how much radiation is accumulating in migratory or long-lived fish, such as halibut, salmon and tuna.

“There are simply not enough measurements being done in water and biota on this side of the Pacific Ocean,” he said.

“Continuous input to water for two years — and counting — will lead to ample opportunity for re-concentrating … up the food chain.”

[...] Gantner would like testing extended to seafood eaten frequently by First Nations, such as oysters and crab.

Gantner doubts whether studies will find dangerous levels of radiation in fish, and said he has no hesitation in eating fish from the Pacific. [...]

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Published: August 22nd, 2013 at 11:45 pm ET
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