Oh Japan, why bother with it at all?

It has been more than a year since we reported on Japan’s radioactive sushi and seas (3Yen / 2011-05-27), but nothing has improved.

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Fish Caught in Fukushima as Tainted as a Year Ago, Study Says
Bloomberg | Oct 26, 2012
Fish caught in waters off the coast of northern Japan, where an earthquake triggered a radiation leak at the Fukushima power plant, are still as contaminated today…Contamination levels were particularly high among species dwelling at the bottom of the ocean, as sinking radioactive materials tainted the seafood, research…in the journal Science, suggest there is a continued source of radiation from the seafloor that will have a lasting impactmore

The real shame is that Japanese waters have been criminally overfished for decades. And, now the seas continue to be contaminated by the FukushimaFuckup©, so why the flying-flounder fool with fishing in the area at all?
Now is the time, not to rebuild the fishing industry, but to use this as a chance to reduce the total number of Japanese fishing boats and let fishstocks rebuild.

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2 thoughts on “Oh Japan, why bother with it at all?”

  1. Why the fuck bother with it at all?

    “We Japanese blah blah blah ancient tradition blah blah blah jobs blah blah seafood is healthy.”

  2. Cesium in fish off Fukushima suggests continued contamination from seabed or nuclear reactors
    washingtonpost.com — Associated Press | October 26, 2012
    TOKYO—
    Radioactive cesium levels in most kinds of fish caught off the coast of Fukushima haven’t declined in the year following Japan’s nuclear disaster, a signal that the seafloor or leakage from the damaged reactors must be continuing to contaminate the waters — possibly threatening fisheries for decades, a researcher says…
    ….Ken Buesseler, a marine chemist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts…
    “The (radioactivity) numbers aren’t going down. Oceans usually cause the concentrations to decrease if the spigot is turned off,” Buesseler told The Associated Press in an interview. “There has to be somewhere they’re picking up the cesium.”
    “Option one is the seafloor is the source of the continued contamination. The other source could be the reactors themselves,” he said.
    More…

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