posted on May, 29 2012 @ 02:24 AM
Pacific Bluefin tuna caught off the coast of California have been found to have radioactive contamination from last year's Fukushima nuclear
accident. The fish would have picked up the pollution while swimming in Japanese waters, before then moving to the far side of the ocean. Scientists
stress that the fish are still perfectly safe to eat. However, the case does illustrate how migratory species can carry pollution over vast
distances, they say. "It's a lesson to us in how interconnected eco-regions can be, even when they may be separated by thousands of miles," Nicholas
Fisher, a professor of marine sciences at Stony Brook University, New York, told BBC News.
You can read the source If you want, It's not that interesting apart from a few points:
Scientists stress that the fish are still perfectly safe to eat.
What the hell? No thanks scientists I would rather not eat Tuna which contains radiation even if it's in the "legal limits" or whatever.
Why don't they make the scientists eat the tuna themselves for years to see if it's perfectly safe?
Another point is:
Caesium-137 is present in seawater anyway as a result of the fallout from atomic weapons testing, but the short, two-year half-life of caesium-134
means the contamination can be tied directly to Fukushima. There is no other explanation for the isotope's presence.
Oh great so everything I've eat from the ocean has been infected if you like, with fall out from atomic weapons. Thats great, really good to know.
So the entire ocean is apparently affected with fallout to some degree due to tests, Chernobyl will be unable to be inhabited safely for 20,000 years
scientists estimate and we have fish being poisoned with more waste from ANOTHER disaster. Yet we still build Nuclear factories and such. Human
stupidity and greed blows my mind.
And we wonder why cancer is so common?
I have an exam in less than an hour but I just felt like i really needed to make this post haha.
But yeah, if you live in California don't eat the fish!
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edit on 29/5/12 by argentus because: added link to source