Nuclear Radiation Threat to Japan’s Fishery

“The government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. faced the additional challenge of seawater contamination Tuesday as abnormally high levels of radioactive materials were detected in the sea near the crisis-hit nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture.

The radiation levels in seawater do not pose an immediate risk to human health, government and company officials said, but they are well above normal levels and Japan’s authorities have not denied the possibility of the seawater poisoning fishery products.”

“The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology said Tuesday it was studying seawater at eight locations 10 kilometers apart in the sea 30 km off the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, adding it was expecting to release the results on Thursday.”

strange:

“Fishery products from Fukushima are not on the market as local fishermen have given up their fishing rights, local government officials said.”

http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2011/03/80279.html

South Korean Retailers Halt Sales of Japanese Fish (Pollack, Mackerel) via People’s Daily:

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90777/90851/7326949.html

Worst-case scenario: Japan reactor radiation hits Alaska fisheries (Anchorage Daily News):

http://www.adn.com/2011/03/22/1769350/worst-case-scenario-japan-reactor.html#ixzz1HLuCAGLy

Japan’s fish market reflects human tragedy, economic cost:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/22/us-japan-fish-idUSTRE72L26120110322?pageNumber=1

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