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
- Japan Times: “There could be hot spots under the sea” says Tokyo prof. — “No telling when contamination levels will peak” — 1/3 of fish caught in Gunma lake over max. cesium limit February 4, 2012
- AFP: Record high radiation found in Fukushima fish — 2,500 times cesium limit January 18, 2013
- NHK: Highest radiation levels ever detected in fish at Fukushima plant — Over 5,000 times gov’t limit February 28, 2013
- Fish caught in river north of Tokyo exceeded legal limit for radioactive cesium — First time seen outside of Fukushima August 30, 2011
- Fish with cesium near gov’t limit caught hundreds of miles from Fukushima January 19, 2013