Newspaper: Fish contaminated with Fukushima radiation detected in Sri Lanka, says chairman of nuclear agency — Load included fish from seas off China

Published: March 1st, 2012 at 7:15 am ET
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Title: Imported fish consignment held back pending tests
Source: Sri Lanka News | Online edition of Daily News
Author: Disna MUDALIGE
Date: Feb 29, 2012

The Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) has detected fish consignments imported to Sri Lanka that were contaminated from radio active substances in the seas following the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, AEA chairman Dr Ranjith Jayawardene said.

He told the Daily News that the AEA had been checking all imported fish consignments to Sri Lanka since the Fukushima incident to ensure these were safe for human consumption.

He noted that the AEA discovered salmon and other fish consignments which were slightly contaminated by radioactive substances last November and also last week during checks. The container load imported in November was released after a laboratory test to ensure that the level of radioactive substances is harmless for human consumption. This load included fish from the seas off China.

The fish consignment imported to the country last week has been retained by the Customs until a special laboratory test. The chairman said that the results of this test would be released within two days. [...]

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81 comments to Newspaper: Fish contaminated with Fukushima radiation detected in Sri Lanka, says chairman of nuclear agency — Load included fish from seas off China

  • InfoPest InfoPest

    Sri Lanka can test it's imports for radiation but the good old USA won't test anything. God forbid they found contamination. It might scare people. They don't want to scare anybody. People might start asking questions, like whose my goverment working for, Me or GE ??


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      @InfoPest: "…like whose my goverment working for, Me or GE ??" Must have been a rhetorical question because this (so-called) government has not represented the American people for a century-and-a-half. It is a business conglomerate that represents its members. As far as they're concerned, the citizenry are commodity/materials for use in 'their' system. We need to get it clear in our minds: other than what you can offer them, they have zero interest in your welfare. This is not mine, yours or anyone other citizen's government. It is a business that derives its legitimacy/authority through the terminology of calling itself a 'government'. They govern nothing. They are business managers. Depending on the goals of that business, you can decide for yourself if they're doing a good job of managing this corporation called the United States. I personally think they're doing a horrendous job on every front; not just in the testing my food for contaminants…


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      • Bobby1

        Right, the US government is a corporation, it exploits American citizens. It does not protect the inherent rights of the people given to them by the Creator. It is an illegitimate entity whose very existence is counter to the Constitution that these corporation officials swear to uphold and defend.


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        • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

          @Bobby1: that's not to say that we shouldn't expect anything, in the way of 'services', from this corporate entity called the U.S. government. As in any 'business' transaction, you have a right to equitable reciprocity. Problem is, by thinking that we have a government representing the will of the people, we're being bamboozled into accepting an abysmal return on our investment! We get the honor of paying for all the losses while 'others' reap the insider benefits of a closed-loop system. So, our tax dollars will go towards funding agencies that are supposed to look out for us, while in reality, they're impeded from doing so by powerful interests. There are people within these agencies who care for their fellow citizen; they just can't do so without risking all…


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    • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

      Super Solar Storm Predicted To Hit 2013; Carrington Effect, Year Long Power Blackouts http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=1693739515355388462#editor/target=post;postID=911560314516493175
      via A Green Road Blog
      http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/

      Minutia… turn them all off, or we are all going to be nuked fish.


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    • BillyRaz

      WICKED SHILL alert ADMIN PLEASE RESPOND– I have been on this site since the beginning of this mess and HERE IS WHAT THE SHILLS HAVE DONE– I can no longer comment- I get fed over to a FAKE ENENEWS SITE and threatened with exposure whatever that means and they have kept records of stuff i have said that may indicate recent travel and defining traits and people I know! This i s not a joke most of the so called people on here now are just shills like 80% of them they are just pretending to be humans talkin shit about TEPCO sounding in with the boyz then slowly turn us!
      PEOPLE BE WARE UR COMMENTS ARE BEING read with interest if the above happens to U PLEASE REPORT this is Psyop BS and u will not be able to hit the reply button! Only admin but its NOT ADMIN that I KNOW!!!!!
      ADMIN U HAVE MY EMAIL-BillyRaz


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      • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

        @BillyRaz: appreciate you concern for our welfare. But there's no one on this site who's unaware that we're all being 'monitored'. In fact, we welcome their looking over our shoulders. They just might get an eff'n clue as to what they should and need to be doing about this catastrophe!!!


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  • Sickputer

    Question: Did the IAEA and the Sri Lanka authorities notified the public in November that the fish released for sale was slightly contaminated?

    Answer: A true nuclear Kodak moment…. I am sure they told their wives: "Honey, let's have some rock lobster from South Africa…skip the Japanese flounder"

    Question: How much fish caught closer to Japan has been relabelled as to catch point? Are they running tests for just cesium and iodine or do they include tests for plutonium, strontium, and the other hundreds of toxic radioisotopes?

    Answer: The spirit is willing but time, politics, and the money factor trumps all. Very little food testing occurs unless you are the chef for the Asian billionaires and I bet they are buying fish far, far away from troubled Asian waters.

    And the biggest question… Is anyone testing samples from every imported or exported cargo of Southeast Asia fish?

    The answer: No need… If you can't smell radiation, see it, or taste it, then the fish must be safe! Hell, they were alive and swimming when we caught them so they must be OK to eat!


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    • James2

      You'll recall in the US airports that they had radiation alarms start going off after just a few days. a couple weeks after that was a report of an entire container ship that was radioactive.

      I'm quite certain that all the radiation monitoring at the ports of entry has been turned off, because everything that is imported is likely full of radiation.

      It's like taking the batteries out of all your smoke alarms at home because every time you cook the house gets smoky – but not telling anyone – which is the worst of all worlds. People think they are protected, but they aren't.


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      • Bobby1

        There was a story in April that said all the radiation detecting equipment used by customs was replaced.


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      • There is no batt required for radioactive smoke detectors like those using deadly Americium 241 which lasts for 4000 years in deadly lethality. They are disposing off rad waste this way. I personally saw that to it that my reputed co dispensed with all such detectors by photoelectric types. And as far as fish containing small amounts of rads its just absolute falsehood. Ther is no meaning of dose when it comes to internal irradiators. Poor fish at thwe top of the food chain like bluefin tuna, every one of the sample contaminated with appropriate raio of Cs 134/Cs137. When can you fall in love again with the blue angel, the delicacy? (Curd Jurgens, May Britt, The Blue Angel, 1959) Yeoman!


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  • jackassrig

    We'll get those bastards when they fly those private jets through the jet stream.


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  • Whoopie Whoopie

    New Tweet (love FDL and their continued FOCUS on this)
    Frontline's Fukushima "Meltdown" Perpetuates Industry Lie That Tsunami, Not Quake, Started Nuclear Crisis http://fdl.me/wpcyzf


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  • truthsetufree truthsetufree

    Anyone watching the TBS/JNN cam you see alot of smoke coming up from the biuldings.


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  • many moons

    Hillary Clinton…..right after she found out there was a three way meltdown…(a couple of weeks after the accident-now we know they all knew)) she was so worried about the state of the economy of Japan that she signed an agreement that there will be no testing of imports from Japan…Well folks that leaves us with only one alternative…boycott all imports from Japan…and anything that could contain parts from Japan…like a car, computer…might seem crazy but how crazy is driving a radioactive car to and from work in long hours of traffic…
    Thanks Hill!


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      @many moons: she immediately went to Japan after 311 and was instrumental in hammering-out the international agreement to keep all reports about Fukushima quiet. Decades from now, she'll be known as the queen of cover-ups. To me, she's one more demon in disguise…


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    • James2

      It appears that she did this – and if she did – then she deserves a 6×6 box with a hole in the floor and a hole in the door for meals.

      I simply cannot believe an intelligent person would allow this type of agreement to be made – unless – 1. you are being told to do it by your boss – in which case you should push back and tell your boss to shove it or 2. You really have no clue how bad this thing is now and is going to get. or 3. Both – likely the case here.


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      • James2

        Please note that my note is directed toward Hillary negotiating with Japan. I don't think Hillary offed Andrew Breitbart


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      • Bobby1

        Because of Hillary, Japan is dumping contaminated food that exceeds its safety levels in the US. The meat and fish are not labeled as coming from Japan, so nobody knows if what they are eating comes from Japan or not.


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        No surprise at all coming from Bill or Hilary Clinton. Remember Vince Foster?


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        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Remember Ron Brown? Ron Brown supposedly didn't like the idea of selling out U.S. missile systems technology secrets to China. And look what happened to him. The blame was hung on him, and poof! plane crash = dead and can no longer talk.


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          • HoTaters HoTaters

            "Business as usual."


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            • PoorDaddy PoorDaddy

              Been going on a long time. Remember William Casey, Reagan CIA chief? The day before he was to testify about Iran/Contra, he conveniently had a stroke and lost power of speech. After recuperating, he was to testify again and he conveniently had a massive stroke/heart attack and died.
              "Business as usual".


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      • Buffalojam

        James2 – regarding Hillary's actions with Japan immediately after 311 – I'm with you on argument #1. Deciding to keep Fukushima radiation readings quiet could not have been made by one person alone. Considering the business friendly positions of her and her husband in the past leads me to believe that, in the least, she strongly endorsed the decision. I'm not with you on argument #2. Seeing how quickly she seemingly took action after 311 makes me believe that she was fully aware of the economic ramifications for Japan, the US, and the nuke industry had regular radiation readings been taken from Japanese imports. One other thing – High intelligence in a person does not rule out psychopathology. It probably makes them more dangerous. My unprofessional conclusion remains – we have a psychopath as Secretary of State!


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  • mungo mungo

    is it mist? Weather for Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan 3°C | °F Thu
    Fog
    Wind: N at 2 mph
    Humidity: 100% 8° -3° 5° 0° 5° -5° 2° 0°


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  • Whoopie Whoopie

    OT Look at this chart! Not one company believes NUKES should be shut down! We're in a fight for our lives Folks http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T120229006286.htm


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  • Whoopie Whoopie

    WTH? 2/2 Nuclear Documentary AlJazerra deleted from YT mysteriously
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0fAA2NdueY
    AlJazerra news removed this documentary with no explanation. Someone caught it before it was removed, luckily… and here it is…
    censorship


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  • or-well

    Fish in newspaper
    battered and "fried",
    labelled "northern waters"
    but caught near Sendai,
    a side of rice chips
    with Iodine,
    grown near Fukushima
    then sent nationwide,
    will that be rice
    or tasty plum vinegar,
    no, not from here,
    it's imported from Srinigar,
    a sprinkle of salt,
    never mind the black particles,
    that Peruvian seaweed -
    the genuine article!
    real Brit fish and chips
    in downtown Tokyo,
    wrapped in foreign newspaper -
    set your tastebuds aglow!
    Safe food in Japan
    is a bad jokio.


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    • Whoopie Whoopie

      Angama_Market Reactor buildings are hidden by thick smoke | Fukushima Diary: http://t.co/uQTyKefV


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Don't know how much bearing this has, but Weather.com shows rain all over northern Japan and Honshu. We may be seeing a lot of mist from the rain. This would likely obscure any smoke coming from the plant — so it does obscure our view as observers. But please let's not assume we can't see anything just because there is smoke.


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  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Magnitude 4.2 Intensity 3 earthquake Mar-01 23:50 JST at Fukushima-ken Oki (37.0N/141.2E) Depth 50 km http://j.mp/AgZOAs


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  • jackassrig

    Whoopie thanks for that post about the piping.

    The building sway as the civil engineers intended. After that the design boo boos start. The piping was not designed to accommodate the deflections of the structure. Bad design. Don’t tell me it can’t be done because it can be done. Three out of the four emergency generators were water cooled. Bad design. Who in their right mind would have water cooled emergency generators. If you loose the cooling, forget the emergency generators. Generators located lower than sea level. Bad design. Flooded generators don’t do much good.

    No one has said if these nuclear plants were all isolated or connected with crossover cooling water piping. Number five and six appear to have survived. Could water from five and six supply water to the wounded reactors? Isolated bad design. I sailed in the US Merchant Marine as a Third and I will you of the importance of having backup to all critical systems.


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  • jackassrig

    Tepco has yet to advise on the condition of the large equipment after the quake. Did the heavy machinery stay on their foundations or did they tumble over. If the machinery tumbled off the foundations, bad design.

    Tepco did not through the years reanalysis the systems after warnings from the experts a 9.0 earthquake was in the future. Bad design. Irresponsible bean counters. Irresponsible regulators. Irresponsible company officials. Irresponsible government officials.

    Tepco has done everything in their power to cause an accident. I hope I see the day when these bastards swing from a bough. If this were a little problem confined to their beautiful island it would be bad enough, but they have involved the entire Northern Hemisphere. These nuclear jerks should be held accountable.


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  • goathead goathead

    The only constructive thing I can add to this, is for all to go out and do something that you've always wanted to do but held off for whatever reason!! Make yourselves as happy as you possibly can gentlepeople because we're going to need some good vibes to get us through this never ending story!!!


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  • StillJill StillJill

    I'm so glad your hubs is onboard all the way Whoopie!

    I'll be thumbin' it alone!


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    • Whoopie Whoopie

      Let's get a caravan going…
      I WISH. :(


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      We have had discussions about going to Uruguay or parts south. It used to be "let's move to Tennessee or Kentucky, or somewhere quiet and pretty" when we retire. Now we know what a mess the nuke industry and other irresponsible polluters have made of those states and there's NO WAY we'd move there. Where to go? Is there anywhere safe?

      Watched the video someone posted of locations of all the nuclear testing (animated, over time, with bright flashes on the globe indicating the tests, time lapse) and one thing is certain. We've pretty much spewed radioactive filth all over the planet.

      What amazes me is so much testing was done in beautiful, pristine places like the South Pacific and the Carribean. What were they thinking? Maybe it's "far away from our cities, i.e., the U.S., France, Russia) so it's OK. It won't affect us directly" or some such nonsense.

      Wondering what the radiation counts are like in fish from ALL OVER THE PLANET.

      After all, the Germans dumped old reactors offshore Portugual, etc., etc. ad nauseum. The Russians "used to" ditch old nuclear submarines in oceanic trenches, right? The U.S. dumped radioactive waste off Japan in the trench. Little wonder there is so much cancer and so many people sick from autoimmune disorders.

      If we don't stop producing toxic radioactive waste, toxic chemicals, using toxic energy sources, and producing GMO's (all of which are probably damaging our genetic material) who knows what kind of damaged beings will live in the future? I get pretty incensed when I think about all of this …. I mean, for crying out loud, there's a 1 million square mile patch of plastic debris sitting out in the Pacific Gyre. But i guess the motto has always been, "out of sight of mind."


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  • StillJill StillJill

    Now there's an idea with some good meat on it!!!

    Me likes! :-)


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  • StillJill StillJill

    Is it true I wonder,….that there's safety in numbers?


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  • mungo mungo

    stilljill, more like safety in numbness!


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  • StillJill StillJill

    +1,000 mungo!!!! :-)


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  • mungo mungo

    where is tacomagroovy today?


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