Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Record radiation in fish off Japan nuclear plant

A protester marches with a sunflower, believed to soak up nuclear radiation, after a rally opposing the resumption of nuclear power operations in Tokyo June 17, 2012. A pair of greenlings have shown the highest level of radioactive caesium detected in fish and shellfish caught in waters off Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, its operator said on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
TOKYO (AFP) - A pair of greenlings have shown the highest level of radioactive caesium detected in fish and shellfish caught in waters off Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, its operator said on Tuesday.
The fishes, captured 20km off the plant on Aug 1, registered 25,800 becquerels of caesium per kilo, Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) said - 258 times the level the government deems safe for consumption.
The previous record in fish and shellfish off Fukushima was 18,700 becquerels per kilo detected in cherry salmons, according to the government's Fisheries Agency.

Tepco said the greenlings might have fed in radioactive hotspots and that it would sample more of the fish, their feed and the seabed soil in the area in the coming weeks to determine the cause of the high radiation.
The skeleton crew remaining at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is being evacuated because of the risk they face from dangerous radiation levels, a Japanese government spokesman said Wednesday morning.


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