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?