Record contamination detected in fish caught inside of Fukushima Daiichi harbor


TEPCO announced that it had captured a Murasoi fish from inside of the harbor at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.  Analysis detected 254,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium in the fish, 2,540 times the legal dose.  The internal dose if eaten would be 4mSv per kilogram.

The Murasoi fish is somewhat similar to the rockfish, which have also been found to be severely contaminated in the waters around Fukushima Daiichi.

According to TEPCO, the fish was captured near the port on the east side where high levels of contamination have been detected.  There are no current restrictions which prevent fish from coming and going freely in and out of the port, but TEPCO will make plans to install nets in the harbor mouth and outside the harbor in response to the latest findings.

Source: TEPCO

Source: JiJi Press

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  1. By above statement dosage of 4 millisieverts per kg of this fish that means if you eat half a kg or 1.1 lbs you are getting 200 millirems of radiation exposure which equals one whole year’s background radiation exposure, which is about 200 millirems in most places on Earth. Via my youtube video interview with Nick Fisher, Prof at Univ Stony Brook, NY Jan 17 2013, his gamma studies showed 1-4 MICROsieverts of exposure from bluefin tuna ingestion. Of course, this is only measuring cesium (134 and 137). There are hundreds of other radionuclides produced by fissioning uranium that the fish and humans and all life forms are exposed to thanks to the groundwater and river contamination from the multiunit meltdowns and leakeage at the Daiichi Japan nuclear plant still going on, leaking 10,000 becquerels/hour from units 1-3 continuing thru today.

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