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April 6th, 2011
08:28 AM ET

Radiatiation detected in Japanese fish localized to small coastal area

Concerns are elevating over the environmental fallout from Japan’s earthquake. With toxic water spilling into the ocean from nuclear reactors at Tokyo Electric Power’s plant, the Japanese government has created a radiation safety standard for seafood.

How vulnerable is the sea life and world-renowned seafood off Japan’s coast? Today on American Morning, Dr. Timothy Mousseau, radiation ecologist and professor of biological sciences at the University of South Carolina, explains radiation’s effect on marine life.

Mousseau, who studied the wildlife impact after the Chernobyl nuclear accident, says the radiation detected in fish in Japan is localized to the area around the Fukushima plant. Should American diners be concerned?


Filed under: Environment • Japan • Japan Earthquake • Wildlife • World
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  1. homeopathicmedicines

    I would be really careful what I eat and drink because of the effects of radiation poisoning. I know the levels of radiation in rain water are high, even in the United States and Canada right now. I'm choosing to be safe rather than really sick.

    I agree totally about using Reverse Osmosis and treating the water with natural additives. I've found an article that back up and expands this information.

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    April 7, 2011 at 9:52 pm |