Fish Tests Radiation-negative, But Where’s It From?, Indian Country Today by Wawmeesh Hamilton, September 20, 2011:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CIFA) has deemed fish tested in the wake of the Japan nuclear disaster as radiation free, but will not divulge where samples were taken from. [...]
The agency did not answer repeated questions about where the samples were taken from in B.C., saying only that they were came from various processing stations. [...]
Stó:lō Tribal Council fisheries advisor Ernie Crey said he is puzzled at the agency’s reticence about where the fish were taken from.
“It’s this kind of response from government officials that give rise to suspicion among Canadians,” Crey told Indian Country Today Media Network. “There is simply no good reason to withhold this information from the public.”
Testers could have picked the fish up from a processing plant, caught them on a recreational fishing charter or bought them from a commercial boat, Crey said. [...]
Read the report here.
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Published: September 20th, 2011 at 3:55 pm ET
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