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  •  There is radiation in the fish around Fukushima (7+ / 0-)

    but the fisheries there have halted operations since March 11th

    Radiology and marine experts from Greenpeace said Tuesday that four out of eight samples of various fish obtained last month at five ports in Fukushima Prefecture exceeded the government-set limit of 500 becquerels per kilogram of radiation.

    Although fishery cooperatives in Fukushima have halted coastal commercial operations since March 11 and catches from the area are not being sold to retailers, the environmental group urged the government to conduct detailed checks on fish caught off the Fukushima coast to prevent their accidental sale.

    My concern with this is something I would think is obvious. Fish swim. There is nothing to keep them in the exclusion zone. It's my understanding that they want to set up some kind of screening process for all fish but that hasn't been done yet.

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    by Siri on Tue Aug 30, 2011 at 08:35:29 PM PDT

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    •  Damn straight (2+ / 0-)
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      Siri, Blissing

      It has me off of seafood altogether.

      But I am probably being silly because if the ocean is contaminated so is the rain and the land.

      My guess is that everything is at least a little bit contaminated by this.

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