Japan: Radiation 7.5 Million Times Higher Than Normal In Pacific Fish
This is why Japan’s government has been so damn wishy-washy about what has been going on at their Fukushima Nuclear facility. This did not happen overnight. When the NRC became concerned a couple weeks ago about the validity of information coming out of Japan and then sent officials over there, I knew the problem was out of control.
First it’s the spinach, then the milk, then the fish, then the eco-system. Why isn’t the Japanese government evacuating residents in and around that area to safer places?
LA Times reports: Reporting from Tokyo—
The operator of Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant said Tuesday that it had found radioactive iodine at 7.5 million times the legal limit in a seawater sample taken near the facility, and government officials imposed a new health limit for radioactivity in fish.
The reading of iodine-131 was recorded Saturday, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said. Another sample taken Monday found the level to be 5 million times the legal limit. The Monday samples also were found to contain radioactive cesium at 1.1 million times the legal limit.
The exact source of the radiation was not immediately clear, though Tepco has said that highly contaminated water has been leaking from a pit near the No. 2 reactor. The utility initially believed that the leak was coming from a crack, but several attempts to seal the crack failed.