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Could You be Eating Radioactive Tuna?
Just when you thought it was safe to eat fish from ocean waters.
The sad fact is that all seafood which originates from the Pacific Ocean is now so toxic that no one should be eating it. Especially tuna fish.
The nuclear disaster that happened at Fukushima is of such epic proportion, that it has successfully managed to poison the waters of the Pacific Ocean and infect every single fish, shrimp, crab, mussel, oyster, and lobster with radiation.
If you thought the Fukushima disaster was a done deal and back under control, think again. It is still completely out of control and is still dumping somewhere in the area of 300 to 450 tons of contaminated water, water that is loaded with strontium-89, 90, cesium, and radioactive iodine, into the Pacific Ocean every single day.
How bad is the fallout from Fukushima? Japanese experts say that it might be as high as 20 to 30 times as high as the Nagasaki and Hiroshima nuclear bombs. If you haven’t heard about this and that’s why you thought the problem had been fixed, don’t feel bad, you are not alone. This problem is being ignored by the mainstream media and you would have to dig deeply to find it.
Nearly four years after a powerful earthquake and tsunami rocked the Japanese Fukushima nuclear power plant, the effects of this disaster are now being felt on the opposite side of the world. The latest news says that hundreds of those storage tanks which were filled with radioactive liquid waste are leaking now and this water is flowing into the surrounding soil. Radioactive tritium levels at the seaport of Daiichi are slowly, but steadily, increasing.
A report issued by scientists at Sanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station has found that Bluefin tuna that is being caught off the California coast has tested positive for radiation that comes from Fukushima. Read also if huge radiation cloud could reach Americas West Coast by 2017.
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One of the most common contaminants in nuclear fission reactors, radio cesium, was found in Pacific Bluefin tuna. This is to be expected since this species migrates across the Pacific Ocean in search of food.
Although technically the radioactive levels that have been found in fish are below what government officials say is dangerous, the presence of radio cesium in fish caught off the California coast shows just how bad this disaster has been and how far it has travelled.
Cesium is not safe but officials claim that the levels of this contaminant are low enough that we should not be concerned. This coming from the same people who say that the mercury and aluminum in vaccines is also not dangerous.
Back in Japan, about 40 percent of the bottom feeding fish that were pulled from the waters near the damaged nuclear plant tested positive with very h8igh levels of Cesium contamination.
Luckily, the Japanese government has banned the sale, both domestically and internationally, of fish that have been caught close the site of the Fukushima disaster.
The only good news about this disaster is that this means that the Bluefin tuna, a species that has been overfished for years, might have a chance at recovery. Most restaurants in Japan are no longer serving tuna fish and hopefully consumers in America will also shy away from this fish for a few years. This might help the species to recover and breed again, increasing their numbers in the next 20 years.
As they say, a word to the wise is sufficient. At this time, you should avoid all seafood, especially tuna fish, which is caught from the Pacific Ocean until further notice.