Lab finds fish with cesium at 30 times gov’t limit — “It was first thought currents would swiftly dilute the radiation” (VIDEO)

Published: November 30th, 2011 at 2:14 pm ET
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Title: Fukushima guilty of world’s worst sea contamination

Uploaded by: AlJazeeraEnglish

Date: Nov 29, 2011

Description: A new report shows the Fukushima disaster is responsible for the world’s worst nuclear sea contamination.

Transcript Summary

  • It was first thought currents would swiftly dilute the radiation
  • Results from fish samples are proving otherwise
  • “Some are registering cesium levels of up to 15,000 becquerels”, 30 times the gov’t limit of 500 Bq/kg.
  • Fish close to ocean floor are showing even higher concentration level
  • This suggests contamination is seeping into the seabed
  • Coastal contamination is on seafloor
  • The situation is going to continue for a long time
  • Unless removed it will climb up food chain
  • Even Tuna 900 km out are showing traces of cesium
  • Officials have no answers to rid the vast ocean of fallout

Published: November 30th, 2011 at 2:14 pm ET
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8 comments to Lab finds fish with cesium at 30 times gov’t limit — “It was first thought currents would swiftly dilute the radiation” (VIDEO)

  • dpl dpl

    with no fishermen to chase them around it’s a wildlife sanctuary
    full of animals whose lifespan is shorter than the time required to develop fatal diseases. In fact the salvation of the pacific ocean wildlife(seafood) is ensured from the contamination too toxic for us but nature will adapt and too bad for those tasty whales and dolphins and turtles the Japanese love to eat.


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  • 60 times over the limit!!!

    This is reported as over the new government limit.

    Not the existing pre fukushima limit.


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    • Grampybone Grampybone

      Don’t forget that the river run off contains billions of becquerels and will make its way to the sea. The ocean is going to take a massive hit and when LD levels reach a peak it will be hard to find any north pacific food that is not contaminated.


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  • James Tekton James Tekton

    Hello all,

    Yes, and it will be as bad or worse when it hits the west coast in these coming months. Did you notice they show a map at the beginning of this well produced video and cover it up fast? Hummmm…

    It also now shows they are worried about the tuna catch this year. We said way back when to stock up because the next season will be tainted and the next will no doubt get worse.

    Do you know where your sushi came from?

    Is it cold, or hot!

    Hummmm…..


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  • arclight arclight

    no mention of the toxic dumps about 300 km off the coast then?? wonder how they fared in the thousands of earthquakes/tsunami??
    maybe a mention of it next time?

    otherwise proper journalism!! nearly getting as good as enenews!!


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