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08-22-2012, 07:27 PM
Who would have guessed????!!!!!??? (http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/21/record-radiation-found-in-fish-near-fukushima-plant/) :rolleyes:

August 21st, 2012

Record radiation found in fish near Fukushima plant (http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/21/record-radiation-found-in-fish-near-fukushima-plant/)

Radioactive cesium measuring 258 times the amount that Japan's government deems safe for consumption has been found in fish near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported Tuesday.

The Tokyo Electric Power Co. found 25,800 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium in two greenlings in the sea within 20 kilometers of the plant on August 1 a record for the thousands of Fukushima-area fish caught and tested since the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that led to a nuclear disaster at the plant, Kyodo reported.

Japan's government considers fish with more than 100 becquerels per kilogram unsafe for consumption. A becquerel is a measurement of radioactive intensity.

TEPCO said it also found limit-exceeding radioactive cesium levels in several other kinds of fish and shellfish during the testing, which happened in the Fukushima area from mid-July to early August, according to Japanese broadcaster NHK.

08-22-2012, 07:46 PM
They will be easy to find in the freezer.

08-22-2012, 08:38 PM
Was it one of these?


08-22-2012, 09:11 PM
They will be easy to find in the freezer.

I want a glow in the dark fish tank!

08-22-2012, 11:29 PM
Well...you knew this was coming.



08-23-2012, 09:57 AM
I think it is to be expected, considering the damage done to the plant in the disaster last year.