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Fish caught close to the Fukushima nuclear plant was 2,500 times over the legal safe radiation limit via The Independent

The murasoi fish, which is comparable to a rockfish, was found in the area surrounding the now-closed power plant

A murasoi fish, caught close the the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, is over 2,500 times the legal safe radiation limit for seafood, the plant’s operator Tokyo Electric has revealed.

The murasoi fish, which is comparable to a rockfish, was found in the area surrounding the now-closed power plant.

It was found to contain 254,000 becquerels per kilogram of cesium more than 2540 times the limit of 100 becquerels/kg set for seafood by the government.

A Becquerel is the basic unit of radioactivity used in the international measure of radiation units, the maximum level of radiation allowed in food for human consumption is 100 becquerels/kilogram.

According to the magazine, Science, levels of cesium in seafood in the area around Fukushima have not really decreased since 2011.

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* Article in Japanese: 最大濃度の汚染魚捕獲=第1原発港で、セシウム基準2540倍―東電 via ニコニコニュース

 

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