No-so-green Greenlings around the Fukushima Meltdown

These greenlings being caught near the Fukushima nuclear disaster are not very “Green” unless you count their radioactive glow-in-the-dark green coloration.
greenling radioactive japan

Record cesium level detected in fish around Fukushima nuclear plant | Aug. 22, 2012
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it detected a record-high 25,800 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium in greenlings sampled within 20 km of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. The figure is 258 times the level of cesium the government deems safe for consumption, indicating that radioactive contamination in the area remains serious more than a year after the nuclear crisis startedmore...

The radioactive “greenlings” described above are called Hokke in Japanese; they’re also known as Okhotsk Atka mackerel, Arabesque greenling, and Pleurogrammus azonus
pleurogrammus azonus  via wikipedia
More on Wikikipedia

Published by


I'm a pale, alien, quadruped who has worked for 25+ years at "Maybe-the-Largest Inc." in Tokyo.

5 thoughts on “No-so-green Greenlings around the Fukushima Meltdown”

  1. radioactive fish japan

    What is really weird is that any fishing at all is being allowed in the Dead Zone.

    Record radiation found in fish near Fukushima plant
    fishing for two kinds of octopus and one kind of shellfish has happened on a trial basis more than 50 kilometers outside the plant since June….more...

  2. We of TEPCO are proud to announce that this greenling study proves that Japan’s future nuclear efforts can now be sustained entirely by renewable biofuels harvested from the seven seas.

  3. Adrian wrote:
    Need to stop consuming sashimi.

    Actually, greenling/Hokke are mostly grilled as a drinking snack and seldom served raw (since they are oily).

    grilled greenling and beer

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>