Fish - Library of Congress Collection
Bluefin Tuna Radiation: Is There A Health Risk?
The Huffington Post |
Bluefin Tuna, caught in California last August, showed radiation levels that were ten times the norm, according to a new paper from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal. Scientists believe that the radiation -- in the form of the isotopes, caesium-137 and caesium-134 -- came from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster that began in March of 2011.
The rates of caesium-137 and caesium-134 were elevated about 3 percent, compared to previous years in muscle samples taken from 15 two-year-old bluefin tuna caught off the coast of San Diego, Calif.
"That's definitely the mark of Fukushima," David J. Brenner, director of the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University and a leading expert on the nuclear power plant meltdown who was not involved in the study, told The Huffington Post. "Most likely, the [tuna] would have eaten some contaminated fish off the coast of Japan and then swam across the Pacific ocean."
“That’s a big ocean. To swim across it and still retain these radionuclides is pretty amazing,” lead researcher Nicholas Fisher told the AP. . .
Kanbara - Fisherman Workers - Library of Congress Collection
30-minute Broadcast on Fukushima: “If anything happens, this is not just about the end of Japan, probably start of the end of the world” (VIDEO HERE)
Fisherman Fishing - Library of Congress Collection
Senator on National TV: I’m so concerned about Unit 4 fuel pool — Tepco’s plan must be sped up — “It’s very clear there are substantial health questions that have to be addressed now” (VIDEO below)
Former Fukushima worker turned whisteblower, has reported TEPCO has been falsifying their reports.
Sardines - Library of Congress Collection
Fukushima Spent Fuel Pool 4 Risks U.S. Health and Safety
- Read excellent fact sheet containing background, many links for additional information - plus sign petition at Change.org HERE.