Radioactive Cesium in Japanese trout — IT COOKS ITSELF™!

Here in Japan, we’re continually getting fun reports of radioactive bears (3Yen / 2012-11-11) and massive convergences of nuclear jellyfish (3Yen / 2012-10-27). And now there’s this…
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Cesium in trout 110 times over limit
The Japan Times | Nov. 18, 2012
A mountain trout caught in the Niida River in Fukushima Prefecture contained 11,400 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram, more than 110 times above the government limit for food products, a survey by the Environment Ministry more

Other fishy Fukushima news of the nuclear reactor meltdowns reported on the the 3Yen include:radioactive fish japan
    No-so-green Greenlings of Fukushima
   (3Yen / 2012-08-22)

    Big ‘n’ radioactive — Japanese sea life moves onto land!
   (3Yen / 2011-07-26)

    Japan’s radioactive sushi & seas
   (3Yen / 2011-05-27)

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12 thoughts on “Radioactive Cesium in Japanese trout — IT COOKS ITSELF™!”

  1. TEPCO, Japanese government denying Fukushima radiation reaching ocean fish
    The Japan Daily Press /   by Adam Westlake  /   November 20, 2012 
    18 months after the March 2011 nuclear disaster, the U.S.’s Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, a respected research group, reported that 40% of the fish caught off the coast of Fukushima were still testing positive for radioactive contamination above the government’s safety own limits.
    Scientist Ken Buesseler of Woods Hole stated that while it was expected to still find some levels of contamination, 40% was far too high of a measurement after a year and a half had passed. He said there are only two explanations for radiation remaining in the food chain like this: either there is a source of radioactive cesium somewhere on the seafloor, or it is being discharged into the sea by contaminated groundwater from the Fukushima plant.

  2. Coligny wrote:
    talk aboot denial…

    Sheeeeeit, it’s just criminal fraud and 2nd Degree Murder — extreme indifference to human life.

    Faulty fallout forecasts’ firm industry-linked
    Japan Times | Nov. 23, 2012
    A consulting firm linked to the nuclear industry produced erroneous projections for the spread of radiation from reactors in the event of meltdownsThe revelation casts doubt on the ability of the Nuclear Regulation Authority to serve as a watchdog, as it outsourced the projection work to the consultancy through the Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization, which originally made a contract for the project and merely released the forecasts.
    The projections were created by CSA of Japan Co. According to a credit research firm, CSAJ is a member of the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum nuclear industry body and does business with JNES and a subsidiary of Tohoku Electric Power Co.
    The radiation spread projection work was outsourced to the consulting firm for 9.77 million yen by JNES
    m0aR horseshit!~


  3. Who cares? The S.P.E.E.D. simulations were right and they didn’t use them anyway…

  4. And He sent against them down to prey on the birds in flocks, striking them with stones of hard clay, and He made them like eaten straw.
    —Qur’an, Surah, Al-Fil (The Elephant) 105.003-005

    the Companions of the Elephant fruits of the Koran

  5. Fish caught near crippled Japanese N-plant with 2,500 times the legal limit of radioactivity for human consumption
       • Caught as part of Tokyo Electric’s scheme to monitor seafood near the plant
       •Firm says nets will now be installed 20km off the coast to try and prevent contaminated fish migrating
       •Fish lives in shallow reefs near the plant
       •Comes as the two year anniversary of the nuclear disaster approaches | 21 January 2013
    A fish caught close the the Fukushima nuclear plant is over 2,500 times the legal safe radiation limit for seafood, the plant’s operator has revealed.
    The company Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) caught the fish, dubbed ‘Mike the Murasai’ online, in the bay close to the Fukukshima Daiichi main reactor.
    It was confirmed by Tepco to have amounts of radioactive cesium equal to 254,000 becquerels per kilogram, or 2540 times the limit of 100 becquerels/kg set for seafood by the government.
    More...’Mike the Murasai’...
    Mike the Muraso

  6. New record! Japan is Number One! Japan had the previous record for radioactive fish last August of 25,800 becquerels of cesium per kilogram but now it’s 510,000 becquerels/kg.

    Highest radiation detected in fish at TEPCO port
    NHK | Feb. 28, 2013
    Tokyo Electric Power Company, operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant says the rock trout contained 510,000 becquerels of cesium per kilogram.
    That’s the highest ever detected in fish and about 5,100 times the government safety limit
    A fish caught in December at the same port contained 254,000 becquerels of cesium per kilogram.
    The new record is about twice that amount.
    TEPCO says it will step up efforts to keep fish within the port and exterminate them.

  7. How Fukushima Contamination May Have Spread via Waterways
    Wall Street Journal — JapanRealTime | May 13, 2013
    A new study offers fresh insights into how radioactive contamination from the Fukushima nuclear disaster may have spread through Japan’s interconnected waterways, reaching some freshwater fish hundreds of kilometers away.
    The research by two Japanese academics published in “Nature” magazine late last month reports traces of cesium found in 2011 “even in Shizuoka prefecture, 400 km south-west from the plant.”
    According to the authors, the new study is important because it draws attention to a water system characteristic that may be unique to Japan. “Because Japan’s irrigation system is so advanced, the speed with which radioactive substances spread is also fast,” Hideya Kubo, the other co-author, told JRT.

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