Title: High radiation detected in fish off Fukushima
Date: Aug. 21, 2012 – Updated 11:51 UTC (20:51 JST)
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says it has detected radiation 380 times the government safety limit in a fish caught off Fukushima Prefecture.
The utility says it detected 38,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium in a rock trout caught about 1 kilometer off Minamisoma City on August 1st.
The level is 380 times the government safety limit, and the highest so far in the firm’s surveys in the area. The previous high was 18.8 times.
Tokyo Electric says it will survey the same area from next week until the end of September to study rock trout, their prey such as shrimps, and mud from the seabed.
Published: August 21st, 2012 at 10:47 am ET