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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