Kyodo: Radioactive fish at 400% gov’t limit found 200km inland at lake in Gunma

Published: April 4th, 2012 at 7:42 pm ET
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Sad news for our many loyal readers throughout Gunma Prefecture

Title: Cesium found in smelt
Source: Kyodo
Date: April 4, 2012

Smelt caught in Akagi Onuma Lake in the city of Maebashi were found to have 426 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram, exceeding the new government limit of 100 becquerels, the Gunma Prefectural Government said.

The smelt were caught March 28 […]

Read the report here

Alexa rankings for Gunma Prefecture consistently show ENENews near the top:

#35 in Isesaki

#19 in Ome

#5 in Ota

Tomioka, Tatebayashi, and Maebashi  have all had ENENews ranked in their top 20 as well.

Published: April 4th, 2012 at 7:42 pm ET
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20 comments to Kyodo: Radioactive fish at 400% gov’t limit found 200km inland at lake in Gunma

  • Link to Huffpost article on San Onofre.
    Important we shut this one down.
    They just spent a bunch of money on new heat exchangers, and now they are faulty.

    Perfect time for a nail in the coffin, right after a big investment, put a bad taste in potential investor mouths.

    SHUT THEM ALL DOWN –starting here
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/04/updated-police-pepper-spr_n_1401757.html?ref=topbar

    • gottagetoffthegrid

      It isn't just that the exchangers were faulty. They were substandard — ie illegal– and they lied to the NRC by telling them they were installing OEM exchangers.

      • jec jec

        So is this criminal behavior (could be called manslaughter) is being prosecuted locally? Nationality. Am sure there is SOME law broken! If you lie to the IRS on taxes..they send you to jail and you face fines. This is worse…waiting to see who gets arrested…

        • gottagetoffthegrid

          Yes, I believe CA has felony murder statutes. If someone dies during or as the direct result of the commission of a felony the persons comiiting the felony are guilty of second degree murder. Proof of intent is implied/demonstrated by commission of the felony.

      • jec jec

        Someone there needs to ask the question about the release of radiation. Yes, in itself, may not be a major health issue, but the accumlated releases..added up..are. The Utility needs to provide the "accummulated" amount released yearly from their plant into air, soil and water-ALL possible contaminators (nothing left out or ignored). THATS what we face healthwise, not just one test on one day of the year or month.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    So sad about the radioactive fish. As for San Onofre closing, that is splendid news.

  • We don't know what is truth from lies from either if them, this may be another cover story to spank one and hurray for the other, while the really story is never known as ALWAYS !

    • …maximum of about 2,700 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium in some of the bark…

      Japan has got to stop the burning of waist !

      • Radio VicFromOregon

        Yes, xdrfox! So much of the focus is on the reactors, SFP's on site and so little attention is on the multiple piles of radioactive debris that WILL EASILY spread radiation worldwide by ionizing radioactive particles and lofting them into the upper atmosphere where they will be picked up and carried by the jet stream. The need to physically and visually get rid of the vast piles of houses, cars, trucks, boats, buildings, what have you is all in an effort to restore order and normalcy at the price of jettisoning toxic plumes throughout Japan, and then on to the rest of the world. It's the ionizing of these particles that makes them so accessible to swallow or inhale. And, certainly more available to coat the food stores of microbes, fungi, ad bacteria. It really is madness.

  • Maxxforce

    From the article"

    "The tea was grown in a greenhouse at a prefectural laboratory in the city of Kikugawa to test the concentration of cesium before the first harvest of leaves this year in late April, Shizuoka officials said."

    Where was the soil used to grow this tea taken from? Was the air to the greenhouse filtered? Where was the water sourced and stored?

  • FDA Memo: Sushi Salmonella Suspected Of Sickening 90 – The …

    By Phil Villarreal on April 4, 2012 9:15 AM 0 views. (Morton … in 19 states and the
    District of Columbia could be responsible for making at least 90 people sick.
    http://consumerist.com/2012/04/fda-memo-sushi-salmonella-suspected-of-sickening-90.html

    Gota wonder ???

    • Radio VicFromOregon

      xdrfox, yeah, whether directly or because radiation weakens the immune system, other diseases will increase because creatures great and small will be more vulnerable to illness, toxins, poisons, stress hormones, pollution, light pollution, weather changes, and the like from fending off nuclear radiation. Not everything and everyone, but, many, many more than would have been without this disaster.

  • dear jones

    No worry the Japanese Government will soon set the new safety standard to 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram.
    So everyone is safe. Problem solved.