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LOS ANGELES — Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan's crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away — the first time a huge migrating fish has been shown to carry radioactivity such a distance.
Trace radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster is showing up in Pacific bluefin tuna. By measuring that radiation, scientists are gaining valuable insight about the fish's early migratory habits.
Now, nearly two years after the plant discharged radioactive materials into the ocean, follow-up research led by a biology PhD candidate at Stanford finds that young Pacific bluefin tuna are still arriving in California carrying two of Fukushima's signature radioisotopes, cesium-134 and cesium-137.
Originally posted by jrod
Tepco deserves some blame sure, but there has been a conspiracy since the disaster happened to keep the Fukishima Meltdown news on the down low. It is government agencies that ordered the blackout, not Tepco.
The average American does not even know that Fukishima melted down, they do not know that it is still leaking radioactive water into the Pacific, they do not know that elevated level of radiation are happened in the air and ocean of the West Coast of the US as a result of Fukishima. The reason why almost all headlines about Fukishima have contradicting statements and vague reporting of the facts is to not cause panic by the masses and to not cause economic fallout along with the radiation fallout.
edit on 5-8-2013 by jrod because: 123
Originally posted by jimmyx
amazing that the Japanese people don't demand that the execs of TEPCO be imprisioned..."sorry" doesn't cut it....every exec should immediately have their pay cut down to the level of being able to pay their monthly household bills...all other pay, company profits, should all be funneled into solving this problem....TEPCO should have government agents and experts inside managing their day to day operations. the Japanese government should have their "all hands on deck" solving this problem, along with western countries helping. the domino effect of contaminated seafood to this worlds food system is massive....birds eat fish, fish are ground up for feed, fish are used in fertilizer cosmetics, medicines, mammals eat fish etc...this is a ticking time bomb....and there doesn't seems to be the urgency needed to stop it.