Title: Radioactive Cattle Found Near Fukushima
Source: Discovery News
Author: Tim Wall
Date: Jan 30, 2013
Radioactive Cattle Found Near Fukushima
[...] Now, nearly two years after the disaster, those abandoned cattle were found to be contaminated with radioactive elements. Traces of radioactive cesium, silver and tellurium were found in the 79 cattle analyzed by a scientific team led by Nagoya University engineer Toshio Fukuda and published in the journal PLOS ONE.
Fetuses and calves had radioactive materials concentrations up to 1.5 times higher than the adults. The calves had been born, and the fetuses conceived, after the disaster.
In the event of a nuclear Armageddon, don’t eat the steak. Radioactive elements collected most heavily in the cattle’s skeletal muscle. [...]
Published: January 30th, 2013 at 4:05 pm ET