Title: Small risk of major fish contamination from Fukushima leak
Source: ABC Radio Australia
Date: August 9, 2013
Small risk of major fish contamination from Fukushima leak
[...] Dr Ken Buesseler is a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute near Boston in the US state of Massachusetts, and he says there has been sustained release since the 2011 disaster.
Buesseler: [...] we’re not talking about a direct causing cancer either in humans or fish in those waters, but a concern to our consumption of this seafood that have low levels that overtime if you kept eating levels above that, you would have concerns with your intake and therefore the health risks from eating the seafood. Now it’s localised to Japan, because the source greater at the coast [...] the health concerns I would have are restricted to consumers of seafood products near Japan [...] The plume, the materials, the contaminants from 2011 would be reaching the US West Coast sometime within a year, that type of time frame. But at concentrations that are probably say tens-of-thousands of times lower, slightly higher than what was there before from the 1960s fallout [...]
Published: August 9th, 2013 at 11:07 am ET