Title: High levels of cesium found in fish off Ibaraki
Date: July 11, 2013
Researchers have found high levels of radioactive cesium in fish caught early this month off Hitachi [almost 100 kilometers from Fukushima Daiichi] in Ibaraki Prefecture [...]
Prefectural officials said 1,037 becquerels of cesium were discovered per kilogram of Japanese sea bass. That’s more than 10 times the government safety limit.
They said it is the 3rd highest level found in marine products in the region. Higher levels were only previously detected in April 2011 — one month after the Fukushima nuclear accident. [...]
They admitted they don’t know why such a high dose was detected more than 2 years after the accident. [...]
Published: July 13th, 2013 at 11:16 am ET