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Friday, August 24, 2012

Update On Fukushima

Well over 500 days and counting since the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in Japan, and even more consequences of it are now coming to the surface. Fish caught 12 miles off shore of the crippled nuclear plant earlier this month were found to contain off the charts levels of radiation. According to TEPCO the fish registered nearly 26,000 becquerels of radioactive cesium – which is 258,000 percent higher than the safe consumption level approved by the government. Over the next few weeks, the Japanese government and TEPCO will take more measurements of fish and seabed soil – and it's likely they'll see the same extremely high levels of radiation. Might be time to buy a Geiger counter.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At least our fish will already be cooked when we buy or catch them.