Monday, October 21, 2013

Experts play down fish radiation fear | The Japan Times

The plague of radioactive water at the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 power plant has renewed fears both in Japan and abroad over the contamination of seafood and the habitat it comes from.

The government is trying to reassure consumers that all fish that find their way to market are safe, pointing to marine life sampling data and regulations regarding shipment of contaminated marine products.

But how safe — or dangerous — could fish caught in the Pacific be? On what data and safety standards is the government basing its claims of safety?

Let’s hear from some experts and examine in more detail the radiation data the government is currently using.

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Comment: I sort of remember that a few years back a former Japanese Prime Minister, Mr. Obuchi, made a public display of eating Fukushima produce right after the same nuclear power plant had an "accidental" leak of radiation. Several months later he had a massive stroke and died in office. Was there a connection, nobody really knows one way or another but, it does raise concerns!

So please forgive me here but, when I see the photo posted with this original story at the source site and read the caption the words that immediately come to my mind are "Guinea Pigs."

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