Title: Radioactive Fish Found In California: Contamination From Fukushima Disaster Still Lingers
Source: Huffington Post
Author: Aaron Sankin
Date: Feb. 22, 2013
Radioactive Fish Found In California: Contamination From Fukushima Disaster Still Lingers
[...] A report released earlier this month by researchers at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station found that bluefin tuna caught just off the California coast tested positive for radiation stemming from the incident. [...]
Daniel Madigan, one of the study’s authors, explained that this study shouldn’t give people pause about eating tuna caught in the Pacific. “We’re exposed to radiation in almost all of the food we eat,” he explained.
“Cesium itself isn’t safe, but the size dose that someone would get from eating this tuna would be,” Madigan added [...]
Interestingly, this radioactive contamination may ultimately prove to be a boon to the species.
[...] as Forbes notes, the perception that bluefin tuna are contaminated with radiation may lead more restaurants shying away from serving the fish, which would likely go a long way tamping down on the overfishing [...]
See also: U.S. bluefin tuna still contaminated with Fukushima radiation -- Study: Cesium found in 100% of small, recently migrated tuna tested
Published: February 25th, 2013 at 6:19 pm ET