Kyodo: Radioactive trout over 100 times gov’t limit caught in Fukushima river

Published: November 16th, 2012 at 5:25 pm ET
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(Subscription Only) Title: Fukushima trout log radioactivity level over 100 times gov’t limit
Source: Kyodo
Date: Nov. 17, 2010

A mountain trout caught in a Fukushima Prefecture river [Niida River in Minamisoma city] returned a radioactive cesium reading of 11,400 becquerels per kilogram, more than 100 times the government-set limit for food items, a survey by the Environment Ministry said Friday. [...]

The survey conducted in June and July also found 4,400 becquerels of radioactive cesium in a smallmouth bass and 3,000 becquerels in a catfish in Mano Dam in Iitate village, another municipality heavily affected by the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant run by Tokyo Electric Power Co. [...]

See also: Asahi: Gov't worried about highly radioactive fish -- Why are radiation readings still 100s of times over official safe limits?

Published: November 16th, 2012 at 5:25 pm ET
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