Subscription Only: Tuna Carried Fukushima Radioactivity to U.S. Coast
Wall Street Journal
BY ROBERT LEE HOTZ
May 28, 2012, 6:36 p.m. ET
Pacific bluefin tuna migrating last year from coastal Japan to the waters off Southern California contained radioactive cesium isotopes from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, scientists reported Monday.
“The tuna packaged it up and brought it across the world’s largest ocean,” said marine ecologist Daniel Madigan at Stanford University, who led the study team. “We were definitely surprised to see it at all and even more surprised to see it in every one we measured.”
“We found that absolutely every one of them had comparable concentrations of cesium-134 and cesium-137,” said marine biologist Nicholas Fisher at Stony Brook University in New York state, who was part of the study group.
Published: May 28th, 2012 at 8:11 pm ET
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