Radioactive Iodine Found In Some Japanese Fish
Seafoodsource.com reports that
radioactive iodine has been found in some Japanese fish.
The report goes onto say ' Harmful levels of radioactive iodine have been
detected in a batch of small fish caught off the coast of Japanís
Ibaraki Prefecture, adjacent to Fukushima Prefecture. The fish were sand
lance landed in Kitaibaraki City on Tuesday.
As no threshold for radiation had been established
for fish, the Japanese government used the limit for vegetables of
2,000 becquerels in judging the fish as unsafe'. Seafoodsource.com reports that 'The local fishing
cooperative has voluntarily suspended fishing.'
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What this means for cetaceans around Japan we do not yet know as the half life of radioactive iodine is some eight days.