TV: Could radioactivity levels in US tuna go up even? Are fish headed here with higher levels? (VIDEO)

Published: October 26th, 2012 at 3:34 am ET


>> Follow-up to: More US tuna contaminated -- Study: Entire food web "including humans" may be affected as Fukushima radionuclides spread to West Coast <<

Title: Radioactive traces from Japan found in NW albacore tuna
Source: NWCN
Date: Oct. 25, 2012

Reporter: The researchers point out these are preliminary findings. They plan to do more studies on albacore tuna in the future.

Anchor: Which leads to I’m sure many to ask — Is there a chance that this gets worse? Is there fish headed this way with higher levels perhaps?

Reporter: Well Joe that’s one of the reasons these researchers want to do more tests over the coming years. They want to see how those radiation levels fluctuate. Could they go up even? Of course eventually they expect the levels to return back to normal.

Watch the report here

Published: October 26th, 2012 at 3:34 am ET


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26 comments to TV: Could radioactivity levels in US tuna go up even? Are fish headed here with higher levels? (VIDEO)

  • Max1 Max1

    Assurances of safe levels of radiation…

    And yes, we are exposed to various levels of various forms of radiation…
    … However, is the news going to educate the populace on those varying forms and how deadly each one is?

    And to compare caesium to solar radiation…?
    He's NO scientist but a PROPAGANDIST!

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    • Max1 Max1

      Too bad the reporter didn't ask the obvious question:
      How much caesium is safe to consume?

      That's right people…
      … Take another swig of your hemlock.
      It almost does a body good…

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  • Anchor: "Is there a chance that this gets worse?"

    My Answer:
    First of all let me say it's been over 19 months and it has NOT gotten better.

    There is no 'real' plan and the radioactive contamination releases continue unabated.

    There is no 'reliable' estimate of when this will slow down or stop. A really long time, perhaps decades. AND… Actually, it could get worse in an instant for many reasons.

    The initial fallout from explosions, with plutonium and strontium, have circled the globe almost 15 times. Accumulating and spreading this 'goo' with each pass in ways we cannot even imagine… yet.

    This was not/is not a bomb blast. It's a continuous unstoppable release.

    The Nuclear Facility is in shambles. Containment is not even a consideration. Monitoring the situation, preventing explosions and responding to fires and other emergencies is all they can do at this time.

    It's documented that ecosystems have been affected and species are already mutating.

    And that's just the 'tip of the iceberg' at this point.

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  • arclight arclight

    repost.. does this usa broadcaster live in the same world as the rest of us??

    Fish from the waters around the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan could be too radioactive to eat for a decade to come, as samples show that radioactivity levels remain elevated and show little sign of coming down, a marine scientist has warned.

    According to a paper published in the journal Science on Thursday, large and bottom-dwelling species carry most risk, which means cod, flounder, halibut, pollock, skate and sole from the waters in question could be off limits for years, .

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    • arclight arclight

      does this usa broadcaster live in the same world as the rest of us??

      meant NWCN…

      they should have been reading enenews for up to date critically minded, crowd sourced journalism..

      or they could just cut and paste.. cut and paste.. cut and paste…


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      • richard richard

        AP – cut & paste around the world.

        A few wire services carry the most 'news' to the most points of the globe. it all gets regurgitated into local languages. but it's all still the same homogenised stuff.

        I know, I helped install some of the first newsroom computer networks ;)

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    • jec jec

      They will fish..and sell to third world countries.."spread the joy". Haiti news just reported Japan rice "donated" to Haiti..was from Fukushima. Dont know if true..but a bad situation if so..

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      • arclight arclight

        now i know why the sultan of Brunei did this.. posted:

        -Importation Of Some Food Items From Japan Suspended -Lack of trust? -Brunei Darussalam

        "In this regard, importers and the public have been informed that the importation of certain food categories has been suspended.

        The importation of any meat, seafood, milk and milk products, fruits and vegetables (fresh and processed), tubers including potato and sweet Potato, seaweed and green tea products from Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Kanagawa, Tokyo and Chiba Prefectures are temporarily suspended."

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        • arclight arclight

          you really cant make this up

          here on enenews i think we have proven a revolving door between management of the iol and gas and nuclear

          so, one rule for them.. one rule for us

          "Probably, among the who’s who in the international jet set scene are the members of the Bolkiah family, the royal family of Brunei. They are indeed a fixture in such high profile parties because they can readily afford to be there as the income of the Sultanate of Brunei as a country goes directly to the coffers of the royal family.

          Currently, Brunei is the third largest crude oil producer in the whole of Southeast Asia at the pace of 180,000 per day. Although, this may appear small peanuts to Kuwait’s oil production of about 2 million barrels per day, Brunei has the fourth largest production of LNG (liquefied natural gas) in the world.

          Try visiting the country, probably, one thing one will not miss there is the presence of many vehicles with the international brand, Shell Petroleum’s logo, attached to it. Shell is Brunei’s partner in its oil production, exploration, extraction and everything else related to oil…."

          oops nearly forgot… banking

          "Brunei is also a primary institutional customer of investment bankers who sells bonds, stocks and equity placements"

          :) go figure..

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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Yes, it was donated. The Red Cross (?) is distributing it. Or maybe it's the UN. At any rate, the entity overseeing distribution just made a statement the rice is not radioactive. Saw that somewhere in a news link in the past two days. It might have been Yahoo News.

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  • dosdos dosdos

    There are traces of cesium in the blood of the tuna, for that is how they test, bleeding the fish. What about the meat of the tuna, which is where cesium nestles? Remember, we don't consume the blood.

    And yes, the old fallacy that all radiation is equal. Sunlight and bananas are so evil, cesium is so benign……

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    • Dogleg Dogleg

      Hi dosdos. Is there any evidence that they are testing the blood only or is this just your opinion based on the photo of them bleeding the fish? I think you are probably right, but I have not seen any admission of this.

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  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    arclight says the fish is "too radioactive to eat for a decade". The public is becoming aware, as the nuclear propogandists and apologists in the MSM tell them a little of the story here and there, drip by drip. People who like seafood are now asking where the fish in the deli case comes from. People are reading the back of the packages of frozen seafood, and then putting packages back when they see that the fish was wild caught in the Pacific.

    In the fishing villages of the Pacific Rim, catches are down, black blotches are appearing on the fish, and growths and mutations appearing. Boat owners know demand is down, prices are down, and they are not making money anymore. Fishermen see the handwriting on the wall. They wonder whether they can even sell their boat, but look out at a harbor that is now full of boats for sale. People share rumors in the bars at night that the cannery may soon have to shut down. Worried faces, hushed conversations. This is what the collapse of the Pacific Seafood Industry looks like, folks. Billions of dollars will be lost this year. And next year, and the next.

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  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    And, just in case you are too worried bout Fukushima to enjoy today, I humbly suggest you take a few seconds to watch this video:
    Don't honk at old people!

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  • moonshellblue moonshellblue

    They will continue to downplay the levels found, hell they don't even give the levels at least I have not seen them in print. All they keep saying is levels are to low to have an effect on humans. Yeah right, here's your tuna sandwich with a dash of cesium 134 and 137 it's good for you or you can have some tasty fish from the gulf seasoned with oil and corexit sooo yummy.

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  • harengus_acidophilus

    My opinion.
    > Anchor: Which leads to I’m sure many to ask —

    "Hey audience, I take your fears as serious."

    > Is there a chance that this gets worse?

    This implicates zhe situation isn't bad.
    Right question is: "Is there any chance that this gets better?"

    > Is there fish headed this way with higher levels perhaps?

    Higher than what?
    "headed this way" implicates todays fish is save.

    > Reporter: Well Joe that’s one of the reasons these researchers
    > want to do more tests over the coming years.

    "One" of the reasons, what about the other ones?

    > They want to see how those radiation levels fluctuate.

    "Fluctuate" – to see HOW they fluctuate implicates they aren't rising.
    Doublespeak at it's best.

    > Could they go up even?

    What a surprise…

    > Of course eventually they expect the levels to return back to normal.

    "normal" … ah "THEY expect"

    One of the crucial points: just to tell what the audience want to hear.

    IMHO this isn't stupidity, it's evil!


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  • HoTaters HoTaters

    "Reassuring" my butt. Health physcists (what an oxymoron) will always compare internal ingestion to external dose exposure, which is total hooey. No internal ingestion is safe, whatsoever.

    What a dis-info piece. Obviously done my a journalist or journalists who are clueless about internal radiation exposure.

    And don't you just love all the statements by the uninformed public, saying how "reassured" they are?

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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      I'm going to try to contact this station and give them a little info. briefing on what's really happening. Disabuse them of their notions of "reassurance." They're just being kind to Ken Buessler since he's a local Pac. NW resident (from Washington state).

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  • Cindy

    Eventually, is a long time …

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