World press reports marked increase in contamination of Fish off Japan

1. http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2013031501020
JiJi Press Fukushima, March 15 2013 (Jiji Press)–A fat greenling caught inside the port of Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has rewritten the radioactive contamination record for a fish since the disaster at the plant two years ago, TEPCO said Friday.
The fish, caught on Feb. 21 near water intakes for the No. 1 to No. 4 reactors at the northeastern Japan power station, contained 740,000 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram, 7,400 times the government’s safety limit for food.
TEPCO caught the fish in a section inside silt fences installed to prevent the spread of radioactive water from the port.
The previous contamination record for a fish since the disaster was 510,000 becquerels.
The TEPCO data sheets upon which the above article is based is available in Japanese at http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/f1/smp/2013/images/fish_130315-j.pdf
(2013/03/15-21:50)
2.The Asahi Shimbun, March 16 2012
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201303160048
Quote:

A new all-time high radiation level has been detected in a fish near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

A fat greenling, Hexagrammos otakii, a high-end delicacy in Japanese cuisine, was found to contain radioactive cesium 7,400 times the government’s food safety standard.

The fish was caught at the port adjacent to the nuclear site, the plant’s operating company said March 15.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the reading of 740,000 becquerels per kilogram is the highest ever recorded in its sampling surveys of marine life since the March 2011 disaster. end quote.

Previous record:
3. The Independent, UK, Rob Williams, Monday, January 2012

Quote: Fish caught close to the Fukushima nuclear plant was 2,500 times over the legal safe radiation limit
The murasoi fish, which is comparable to a rockfish, was found in the area surrounding the now-closed power plant

A murasoi fish, caught close the the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, is over 2,500 times the legal safe radiation limit for seafood, the plant’s operator Tokyo Electric has revealed.

The murasoi fish, which is comparable to a rockfish, was found in the area surrounding the now-closed power plant.

It was found to contain 254,000 becquerels per kilogram of cesium more than 2540 times the limit of 100 becquerels/kg set for seafood by the government.

A Becquerel is the basic unit of radioactivity used in the international measure of radiation units, the maximum level of radiation allowed in food for human consumption is 100 becquerels/kilogram.

According to the magazine, Science, levels of cesium in seafood in the area around Fukushima have not really decreased since 2011.

The company Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) caught the fish in the bay close to the Fukukshima Daiichi main reactor.
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4 Responses to “World press reports marked increase in contamination of Fish off Japan”

  1. Record high level of radiation found in fish off Fukushima « Antinuclear Says:

    […] According to the magazine, Science, levels of cesium in seafood in the area around Fukushima have not really decreased since 2011.  ….https://nuclearhistory.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/world-press-reports-marked-increase-in-contamination-… […]

  2. CaptD Says:

    I believe that time will show that radioactivity from Fukushima is MUCH greater than what has been acknowledged by TEPCO and/or the Japanese Gov’t.

    Radiation is not going to just “go away” and will continue to plague the Japanese people for many decades, if not for a Century or even longer!

  3. Highest ever radiation level in fish caught off Fukushima | Nuclear Australia Says:

    […] According to the magazine, Science, levels of cesium in seafood in the area around Fukushima have not really decreased since 2011.  ….https://nuclearhistory.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/world-press-reports-marked-increase-in-contamination-… […]

  4. Dedicated to the Mystery Surrounding the 2 Tsunami Dogs Says:

    Wow. That’s not the kind of record a person usually reads concerning fish. It is a shame that not only human but animal life have been effected by this nuclear tragedy.

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