Gallery: Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Found in Pacific Bluefin Tuna


Low levels of radiation from last year’s Fukushima Diaichii disaster in Japan have been discovered in bluefin tuna swimming of the California coast. Scientists say the trace amounts are not necessarily harmful to people if consumed, and were far less than safety limits the Japanese government has established. But the radiation evident in the tuna caught in August 2011 surprised scientists and revealed just how quickly fish can carry these compounds faster than winds or water currents.

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  1. Wendy HIMFORD July 4, 2013 at 8:40 am

    I am afraid that this discovery is only the beginning of a global tragedy. The Pacific bluefin tuna is not only contaminated by the radiation of Fukushima nuclear disaster of 11 March 2011 but by the Deep Sea Minerals 40-year on-going marine scientific research and Seafloor Massive Sulfides commercial exploration since 1997 in the Western Pacific. Mining active hydrothermal vents is to bomb small submarine volcanoes and thus releasing toxicity and radioactivity to water column, food chain and air. Ban Deep sea mining to avoid the Pacific nuclear apocalypse !!!

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