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NHK: Highest radiation levels ever detected in fish at Fukushima plant — Over 5,000 times gov’t limit

Published: February 28th, 2013 at 4:04 pm ET
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NHK WORLD: Highest radiation detected in fish at TEPCO port [...] Tokyo Electric Power Company, operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant says the rock trout contained 510,000 becquerels of cesium per kilogram. That’s the highest ever detected in fish and about 5,100 times the government safety limit. [...] A fish caught in December at the same port contained 254,000 becquerels of cesium per kilogram. [...]

Enformable: Due to concerns that sea life was allowed to travel freely in and out of the port at Fukushima Daiichi after finding high levels of cesium in fish and shellfish caught in the port, TEPCO announced that it would put up a net in the end of January of this year to contain marine life.  Ever since they initiated their monitoring and measuring of the marine life in the port, they have found rising levels of contamination, with no solutions at hand other than to keep catching the fish and exterminating them. [...]

See also: Cesium in fish off Chiba coast exceeds radiation limit for first time -- 200 kilometers from Fukushima plant -- Due east of Tokyo

Published: February 28th, 2013 at 4:04 pm ET
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  • Sickputer

    Shamelessly crossposted from Fukushima Diary:

    "There is an old Bill Mauldin cartoon in which two elderly gentlemen are sitting in a gentlemen’s club. One leans forward on his cane and speaks: “I say it’s war, Throckmorton, and I say, let’s fight!”

    Same irony here for TEPCO: “Kill those dastardly fish for the having the audacity to soak up our runaway deadly radiation!”

    Yes, I am afraid “exterminating” all the fish in Daiichi lagoon is a self-defeating strategy. Unless they can build a waterproof cofferdam around Good Fortune Island and stop the infiltration of toxic water that is leaching radiation from the buried coriums. Good luck with that.

    They just stumble along day by day…admitting they are creating new problems as they try to get a handle on the problem. They now admit that radiation from Unit 3 is wreaking havoc on the workers atop Unit 4 because so much of the Unit 4 walls have been removed that formerly shielded them from line of sight gamma rays."

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/02/510000-bqkg-from-fat-greenling-caught-in-fukushima-plant-port-over-100000-bqkg-from-30-of-the-samples/#comments


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  • kintaman kintaman

    Please feed these fish to those who are responsible for this accident. They should be so happy to eat them. Right Dr. Yamashita?


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    • Sickputer

      kintaman sez: "Please feed these fish to those who are responsible for this accident. They should be so happy to eat them. Right Dr. Yamashita?"

      SP: Yes, Dr. Smiley can dish it out, but doesn't take it very well. Maybe we can get Yasuhiro Sonoda to come have a bite and sample some fresh Daiichi water? He seems a bit more fatalistic:

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/01/japanese-mp-drinks-water-fukushima

      SP: Yep…that little ambulance-chaser Deputy Minister probably would like some constituent email from all our Japanese viewers of Enenews. How about sending him an email (his address is listed on his website) and asking him if he and Doc Yamashita would care for a meal of fresh greenling at Fukusihima Daiichi. Anyway they like it…sushi, boiled, or fried with Fukushima rice, and of course washed down with a big glass of Fukushima Daiichi water.

      http://homepage3.nifty.com/yy-sonoda/


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    It'll only get worse. And can happen to any country that has nuclear reactors.


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  • Cindy

    What about the Strontium levels ? or the Plutonium ones ? They only focus on cesium … Like we're going to forget about the other contamination …


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  • weeman

    Don't just dispose of the fish feed them to the board of directors of tepco at there next meeting, sushi for all fresh caught.


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  • Mack Mack

    "We should be very concerned about this point because a recent study suggested that 10 years from 2011 the entire Pacific will have a new background level of radiation about twice pre-Fukushima levels and 100 times pre-Fukushima levels in the waters off Baja, California. This is the best-case scenario. The entire Pacific by 2021 may rise to be quadruple pre-2011 background radiation levels with hotspots 10,000 times pre-Fukushima levels."

    http://www.nuclearcrimes.org/nuclearnews-3.php#3


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  • jump-ball jump-ball

    Short piece on the Nukushima problem, as well as not ever-ever again eating tuna, by Jim Quinn. New Nukushima coverage in non-nuclear sites, by otherwise non-nuclear writers, always encourages me to hope that the message is spreading beyond the choir and may one day achieve a newsworthy critical mass which forces the corporate media to give up the news blackout and start coverage of the unfolding worldwide contamination disaster.

    Not to mention the probability that the laughing that occurred over the 100 cans of long-dated tuna and salmon I had stacked prior to 3-11-12, which laughing increased with the 400 or so more cans I quickly acquired in the April-May-June period before the next annual fall bluefin migration from their Honshu spawning area to the U.S. left coast, that this laughing may soon subside, leaving me with 500 uncontaminated tuna-salmon cans dated thru 2017, as well as the sound of me having the last laugh:

    http://www.fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/stop-eating-tuna-unless-you-like-flirting-with-death/36555/


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  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Not sure that the pre Fuku cans of tuna will help much; and they may hurt…. a LOT …

    Children who eat two medium servings of albacore, or white, tuna per week could be exposed to as much as six times the dose that federal guidelines consider safe, according to the report prepared for the Mercury Policy Project. It is the first study to test the mercury content of tuna brands purchased by schools.
    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=canned-tuna-may-contain-excessive-mercury


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  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    The results are in, and the findings are worse than we anticipated: one in five women of childbearing age that were tested have mercury levels exceeding the EPA's recommended limit.

    "In the samples we analyzed, the greatest single factor influencing mercury exposure was the frequency of fish consumption," said Dr. Steve Patch, Co-director of EQI and co-author of the report. "We saw a direct relationship between people's mercury levels and the amount of store-bought fish, canned tuna fish or locally caught fish people consumed."
    http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/news-and-blogs/news/mercury-report/


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