Fish with cesium near gov’t limit caught hundreds of miles from Fukushima

Published: January 19th, 2013 at 9:50 am ET
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Greenpeace tested Pacific cod from Hokkaido in November 2012, results translated by Fukushima Diary:

  • Origin: Hokkaido (Japan’s northernmost prefecture)
  • Sold at: Uny Totsuka Yokohama
  • Cesium-134: 27 becquerels per kilogram (Bq/kg)
  • Cesium-137: 51 Bq/kg
  • Total: 78 Bq/kg (Gov’t Limit: 100 Bq/kg)

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Published: January 19th, 2013 at 9:50 am ET
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12 comments to Fish with cesium near gov’t limit caught hundreds of miles from Fukushima

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Time to recheck fish off the west coast United States.

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    The Pacific Seafood Industry is now at serious risk from Fukushima contamination. This industry is so large that its sudden collapse could plunge the world economy into depression. The word about Pacific Seafood contamination is spreading, just as the readiation is spreading throughout the waters of the Pacific. Without a serious effort to end the contamination from Fukushima, it is just a matter of time until the awareness of the contamination brings the Pacific Seafood Industry to its knees.

    • PattieB PattieB

      Your missing the "Meat & Potatos" or it all. The die-off of ocean bottom life will allow release of methane. Then, the fish will wash-up on beaches… quite dead! What's too heavy to wash up, just sinks and adds to methane generation. Methane is the engine that can give us run-away greenhouse that will cause species die-offs. That means YOU!, ME!, even the PTB will die. But they think they can survive in DUMBs. They are working on the plan to filter oxygen of toxic & radioactive elements. This is not the first time Earth has done such a thing. There won't be any oxygen to filter.

  • Sickputer

    Also…bigger predators eat smaller life forms that accumulate radiation. That radiation goes into the bigger animals and organisms and continues to grow all the way up the food chain.

    The top of the food chain gets a big dose.

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      "top of the food chain gets BIG dose"-the shortest sentences sometimes contain volumes when it comes to describing the most insidious things we face in life…I sure hope I live long enough to force feed the pukes behind the tainted food,air & death of an ocean(s) their own product line chased down with a bottle of Fukushima Springs semi-purified water! Does anyone have any good news or something hopeful? 😉 if not-when are we all gonna organize and go kick some ass??!!…just wonderin'-cuz I'm down!

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      If the phytoplankton at the bottom of the food chain die, everything depending on phytoplankton also loses its food source.

      If the phytoplankton doesn't bloom, the earth loses 50% to 85% or more of its atmospheric oxygen generating capacity. The Pacific is quite vast, and we'd likely lose 30% to 45% of our oxygen generating capacity. Slowly, the oceans intermix their contents. It takes a very long time but it does slowly happen.

      http://earthsky.org/earth/how-much-do-oceans-add-to-worlds-oxygen

      Here's an interesting article on oceanic methane:

      http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/04/solving-the-ocean-methane-paradox/

      "Four percent of the methane found in the earth’s atmosphere comes from oceans. But for decades, researchers have been flummoxed by how that could be. The only known biological source of methane is a class of microorganisms that produce methane when they are alive but die when exposed to oxygen. How could these microorganisms, called methanogens, be so plentiful in the oxygen-rich ocean?"

      Question: what causes those huge bubbles of methane up in the Arctic Circle?

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Here's another quote from the article on oceanic methane, above:

        "While 4 percent of the world’s methane 'doesn’t sound like a lot,' he said, methane is 20 times as potent as carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas. Understanding the sources of methane and where it is stored is therefore critical in accurately assessing climate changes, he explained."

  • PattieB PattieB

    * FLASH* NEWS *FLASH*

    Radiologicals Have been released in PADUKA!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv6ywi_RNDk&feature=youtu.be