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Fish Caught in Fukushima as Tainted as a Year Ago, Study Says

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posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 11:58 AM
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According to Bloomberg , Fish caught in waters off the coast of northern Japan, where an earthquake triggered a radiation leak at the Fukushima power plant, are still as contaminated today as a year ago, a study found. A senior scientist said that even if the radiation sources were to be shut off completely, the sediments would remain contaminated for decades to come .



Contamination levels were particularly high among species dwelling at the bottom of the ocean, as sinking radioactive materials tainted the seafood, the research showed. The findings, published today in the journal Science, suggest there is a continued source of radiation from the seafloor that will have a lasting impact, said Ken Buesseler, the study’s author.
In waters off Fukushima, where there is a ban on fishing for bottom-dwelling species, 40 percent of fish are above the limit for human consumption based on Japanese regulatory limits, Buesseler said.


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posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 12:02 PM
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Wow !! They are *still* contaminated ?!

That is very much surprising given the half-life period of Cesium 137, which is 30.000 years.

Did they really think it's getting less after a year ? Morons.
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posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 12:11 PM
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Originally posted by H1ght3chHippie
Wow !! They are *still* contaminated ?!

That is very much surprising given the half-life period of Cesium 137, which is 30.000 years.

Did they really think it's getting less after a year ? Morons.
edit on 26-10-2012 by H1ght3chHippie because: (no reason given)


HAHA you are right .
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posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 12:23 PM
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The word DUH comes to mind..........Some people have no true idea how screwed we truly are.....it boggles my mind.





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