posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 09:40 AM
reply to post by Phage
As I pointed out, in a low concentration environment, cesium does not bioaccumulate. Around Fukushima cesium is bioaccumulated (mostly by bottom
feeding fish). That is why fish from the area will not be edible for a very long time.
Since you seem to know can the bioaccumulated cesium work it's way up or down the food chain. Would the bottomfish, if eaten by a predator,
accumulate the same concentration?
We are not concerned with the bottom feeding fish in Japan here. I have yet to hear that Cesium is metabolized in any tissue of any organism on this
We aren't only concerned with cesium here either,en.wikipedia.org...
You just stated out of ignorance cesium DOES NOT bio-accumulate, in your jaded perspective the "bottomfish" would not even be contaminated to begin
with unless they were living in the spent fuel pools.
Your opinion of bio-accumulation regarding pacific fish is false because,-Wikipedia-" Bioaccumulation occurs when an organism absorbs a toxic
substance at a rate greater than that at which the substance is lost."...
" most often by ingestion with contaminated food or water, about 70–80% of the dose gets excreted. Virtually all remaining strontium-90 is
deposited in bones and bone marrow, with the remaining 1% remaining in blood and soft tissues."-"However, by averaging all excretion paths, the
overall biological half life is estimated to be about 18 years."
So, there you go. It takes 36 years to ALMOST fully "excrete"(not metabolize) ONE DOSE of strontium-90 contamination, mind you that is just
Strontium-90 after ONE EXPOSURE