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Greenpeace pushes for better fish radiation disclosure via The Japan Times Online

Greenpeace Japan urged the government Thursday to come up with strict rules requiring that fish products bear labels showing the radioactive materials they contain.

The environmentalist group also said labels should include where fish were caught rather than just showing what port they came from, to strengthen the traceability of the products.

The highest level, 88 becquerels, was found in “wakasagi” lake smelt from Ibaraki Prefecture. The second-highest was in “buri” adult yellowtail from Iwate at 60 becquerels.

The government’s safety standard for fish is 500 becquerels per kilogram.

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