Washington fish tested for tsunami-related radiation
KING 5 News
May 7, 2012
Do salmon and steelhead returning to Washington rivers come with a dose of radiation from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant? Washington State Department of Health officials don’t think so, but they’re testing fish anyway. [...]
“We’re planning on collecting returning salmon and steelhead until public concern abates,” said Mike Priddy, the Richland-based manager of DOH’s Environmental Sciences Section.
Priddy said clams will also be tested.
As for that steelhead tested in lab, no radiation beyond normal background levels found naturally was detected.
Did the clams swim over from Japan?
Published: May 7th, 2012 at 10:34 pm ET