Radioactive Fish in Japan Rivers: DNews Nugget


Radioactive Fish in Japan Rivers: A mountain trout from a river in the same Japanese

prefecture as the Fukishima nuclear disaster contained 114 times more radioactive cesium than government

limits allow, according to Kyodo.

The Environment Ministry surveyed commonly eaten fish and their cesium

levels for the second time since the disaster in March 2011.

It found a catfish with 30 times the

allowable limit of cesium and a smallmouth bass with 44 times the limit.

"Like the previous survey,

concentrations (of cesium) tended to be higher in rivers and lakes than in the sea. We want to grasp the

extent of pollution by continuously conducting the survey," Kyodo quoted a ministry official as saying.

via Kyodo



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