NHK, Oct. 15 — High concentrations of radioactive cesium have been found in plankton [...]
Researchers from Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology [...] say a wide range of fish feed on animal plankton and that the contamination could accumulate in the food chain and have a more serious impact when it gets into relatively large fish.
The research group’s leader, Professor Takashi Ishimaru, says the plankton were so heavily contaminated because sea currents continuously carried contaminated water southward from the nuclear plant. [...]
Published: October 15th, 2011 at 7:53 pm ET