The fish is a murasoi, which typically lives in shallow waters near reefs in the region. When this one was caught and tested by the Tokyo Electric Power Company the results were astounding.
“Extremely low levels” of radioactive iodine have been detected in the air over all but one of China’s provincial-level regions, a daily statement issued by China’s National Nuclear Emergency Coordination Committee revealed on 4/4/2011.
In today's On the News segment: Fukushima's water-treatment manager admitted that they are having trouble disposing of hundreds of thousands of tons of contaminated nuclear waste water; a CEO threatened his employees that he would drop the company's contributions to employee retirement funds if Obama wins; oil giant ConocoPhillips announced earnings of $1.8 billion in the third-quarter of this year, yet receives on average $600 million in tax breaks ever single year; and more.
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.
Elevated levels of cesium still detected in fish off the Fukushima coast of Japan suggest that radioactive particles from last year’s nuclear disaster have accumulated on the seafloor and could contaminate sea life for decades, according to new research.
A large earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.7 hit north of Japan early in August. The epicenter of the quake was off the coast of Hokkaido in the Sea of Okhotsk but no further damage to the completely destroyed Fukushima mega nuclear plant was reported.
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Radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster might have increased the rate of mutation in one species susceptible to environmental changes.
Experts predict the worst radiation is coming to the American West Coast, and it's potentially worse than Japan's radiation levels.