VR Connect — Voice of Russia, Dec. 26, 2013: Radio VR asked analysts how grave the situation is at the Fukushima power plant — and well, the answer is not comforting. Experts warn, due to the currents of the world’s oceans, radiation from the crippled nuclear power plant is spreading across the world, affecting flora and fauna. Apparently, everyone is in danger since, for instance, the fish caught in the contaminated waters may have been delivered anywhere. In essence, the Fukushima disaster is worse than Chernobyl.
Voice of Russia, Dec. 25, 2013: Fukushima is worse than Chernobyl: radiation affects fish, World Ocean, West Coast – experts [...] some of the reactor nuclear decay products made it to the ocean, rather than to the air, as was the case in Chernobyl in 1986. Currents take harmful agents to great distances, so the seafood and fish that are caught in the contaminated currents even in other parts of the world may still prove a health hazard, says the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources, Maxim Shingarkin. [...]
The Island, Dec. 25, 2013: Seafood imports from Japan indicate radiation contamination [...] Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) National Project Coordinator, Director Life Sciences Head Wijeya A. Waduge said yesterday the study had been carried out with technical know-how from the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA). Following the study, Sri Lanka [~4,300 miles from Fukushima, Japan] had successfully established baseline data for marine radioactivity around it, he said, noting that Sri Lanka had not reached the radiation danger zone, but it was time for all relevant stakeholders to be on the alert ["The finding of this work will definitely be of immense use in the future," he added]. Waduge said that radiation levels, particularly in seafood items imported from Japan, had noticeably increased. [...] radiation levels were below the danger level of 100 Becquerel [Bq/kg], with the readings indicating the level varying between 15 and 20 [...]
Published: December 27th, 2013 at 7:34 pm ET