Fish caught in river north of Tokyo exceeded legal limit for radioactive cesium — First time seen outside of Fukushima

Published: August 30th, 2011 at 12:22 pm ET
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Survey Finds Radiation Over Wide Area in Japan, Wall Street Journal, August 30, 2011:

[...] Gunma prefecture, north of Tokyo, reported Monday that a fish containing more than the legally allowed amount of cesium was caught in a river in the prefecture, the first such case outside Fukushima prefecture, where the plant is located. [...]

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18 comments to Fish caught in river north of Tokyo exceeded legal limit for radioactive cesium — First time seen outside of Fukushima

  • Cindy

    The Radiation is very extensive. The Japanese really must do more extensive testing to find the boundary of this .

    It is much more widespread than thought .

    It’s scary that no testing is being done to see wether Plutonium is as extensively spread as the Cesium…


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  • Bobby1

    Tokyo gets its drinking water from reservoirs in Gunma prefecture.


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  • Cindy

    Sounds like they need to test the Reservoirs, then, Especially after all the recent rains and flooding !


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  • Novamind

    Anglers Please limit your daily catch of Radioactive fish to no more than three over 20 cm. in lengh.


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  • americancommntr

    They need to grid sample the nation to both find boundaries and hot spots. Considering the science, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities in Japan, they ought to be already be cranking out the equipment to do this by now. It seems like Japan is leaderless. There seems to be no concerted national effort to deal with the nuclear disaster. I guess Tepco and the national government are one and the same.


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  • mungo mungo

    has anyone tested the seaweed? more ominous silence about that food stuff..


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    • Dried Seaweed tested above normal background as announced by Michael Collins of EnviroReporter.com on the rense radio show just last night. It tested higher outside of it’s plastic package.

      I do not see the results posted on their site yet, but I am sure they soon will be. I believe he stated the package of Seaweed was from Japan and was purchased in the Los Angeles area. They will be testing some other items specifically from Japan. (i.e… Beer, Fish)


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  • theypoisonus

    One think I learned while watching some vids on You Tube last night is that the suits the workers are wearing , only protect from Beta and not Gamma Radiation.

    Even more bad news.

    As far as the fish, watched a new Aug. video of a nurse this morning that shows just how much seafood can be eaten from the gulf after the BP disaster.

    She has decifered the EPA mumbo jumbo and uses this little scale and shows that one medium sized oyster is just a tad too much for a daily consumption. 1 1/2 shrimp is all in weight that is allowable for safe one day consumption daily over a 5 year period.

    I don’t know about you, but I like more than 1 1/2 shrimp in a meal, and 7/8 of an oyster isn’t worth the trouble. :(

    How many people will not see that video? How many people along the Gulf, used to eating seafood regularly are already headed for the predicted cancer it will give?

    Corporation can NOT be people. They have NO emotions or regard for nature or their fellow man.


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    • socal stukncali

      Yup I’ve heard the same thing about those suits. Judging by what I can see they’re only tyvec suits. Which are probably the shittiest thing they can wear besides going in naked. Also, do you have a link to the seafood video on youtube? Thank you


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  • Nukeholio

    Japan should just declare themselves the INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR DUMP. They could have a steady income just from taking other nations’ gunk.


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  • Videos: Record Rainfall in Japan

    Last week, areas of Western Japan experienced record-setting heavy rainfall:

    Osaka saw a record 77.5 millimeters of rainfall in a one-hour period through 4:08 p.m. local time., while in Miki, Hyogo Prefecture, rainfall of 54 mm per hour, the heaviest ever in August, was logged, the Osaka District Meteorological Observatory said.

    The Tokyo area was also hit:

    Rainfall totaled 90.5 millimeters per hour in Tokyo’s Nerima ward and 74.5 mm per hour in Kanagawa Prefecture’s Sagamihara, record deluges for August, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
    Lots of people recorded footage of the crazy rainfall and the resulting floods, and have uploaded videos to YouTube. Here are three popular clips that received thousands of views:.
    An elevator in Tokyo’s Nerima ward was turned into a waterfall:
    http://www.japanprobe.com/2011/08/30/videos-record-rainfall-in-japan/

    Time to check new readings !


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  • americancommntr

    Genesis 6:3 “Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh: nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” This is mentioned just in advance of the earth becoming corrupt.God put a shorter time limit on the lifespan of man, whereas before it was in the hundreds of years.

    So, man invented the corporation.


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    • ocifferdave

      I think man lived hundreds of years because there was less solar, cosmic and ground radiation. Post flood increase in solar and cosmic radiation. After the breaking of the world (no more Pangia), ground radiation. How ironic that the very thing that knocked us off our imortal life span, our then 900+ year life span, and now our life on this planet will all be from radiation. Brought to you by sin.


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