Serving tuna with a Geiger counter
Saturday, June 02, 2012, 2:01 PM
The finding reported last week that bluefin tuna caught off southern California carried low levels of nuclear radiation from Japan was another signal the world’s food chain could be compromised.
An ocean and a continent away [from Japan], the premier New York City seafood restaurant Le Bernardin now refuses all fish from Japan, while using a Geiger counter on fish from other sources.
Yet Oregon and the West Coast are between New York and Japan. And radiation, which shrinks the world as it spreads, won’t be gone soon.
As Oregon and Washington watch for debris released by the tsunami that triggered the nuclear failure, Japan’s radiation seems to be closer to home and even inescapable.
The Oregonian: “Largest newspaper in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest by circulation and the 19th largest daily newspaper in the country.”
Published: June 2nd, 2012 at 10:45 pm ET
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