NewsRadiation in Fukushima fish exceeds 180 times the safety limit

    Radiation in Fukushima fish exceeds 180 times the safety limit

    Recent tests revealed the presence of high amounts of Cesium-137 in black rock fish from the waters around the nuclear power plant.

    The operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), has published on Monday a preliminary report of its analysis of radioactive substances in the fish that swim in the port area. The results showed that the level of Cesium-137 exceeds 180 times the limit allowed in Japan.

    In the May 18 test, the black rockfish (‘Sebastes melanops’) contained Cs-137 in the amount of 18,000 becquerels per kilo, far exceeding the standard for 100 becquerels per kiloset by the Japanese authorities.

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    The Asian country’s Consumer Affairs Agency established this limit for the maximum allowable amount of radioactive cesium for food in general, including fish.

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    The place where they fished the samples for the test is in the port area of ​​units 1 to 4 of the nuclear power plant, where a breakwater was built and the wastewater from the plant is still present. TEPCO promised to place protection meshes to prevent the fish from leaving the area.

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    In the first year after the Fukushima tragedy, the radioactive emission levels recorded in the region’s fish by the operator TEPCO were up to 38,000 becquerels per kilo, as demonstrated by a specimen of black rock that was caught in August 2012 at 25 kilometers from the nuclear plant.

    Source: RT

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