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Fukushima Fish Still Being Caught in California

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I remember reading the LA Times last April, there was an item about radioactive kelp off California's waters... a souvenir of sorts from the Fukushima disaster. 

"Radioactive iodine was found in samples collected from beds of kelp in locations along the coast from Laguna Beach to as far north as Santa Cruz about a month after the explosion, according to the study by two marine biologists at Cal State Long Beach."

The article claimed it was  "most likely not harmful to humans" and at levels lower than the Chernobyl disaster in the '80s. Now, according to HuffPo,

Weeks after it was reported that  overfishing had reduced the Pacific population of the fish, which is popular in sushi bars, by over 96 percent,  researchers have found trace levels of radiation still lingering in their flesh almost two years after the catastrophe at the nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan. And the 50 tuna they studied were all caught off the coast of California, 6,000 miles east of Japan, where they were born.

Hmm, but wasn't Fukushima almost two years ago? Yep. It's evidence that, as one scientist put it that "the plant is still leaking radiation into the ocean nearly two years later."

 

 

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