Fukushima: Eating Pacific Fish Will Soon Be a Death Sentence

Fukushima: Eating Pacific Fish Will Soon Be a Death Sentence

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Between 300 to 450 tons of contaminated water are released into the Pacific Ocean per day since the accident. The water is believed to contain traces of radioactive iodine, cesium, and strontium-89 and 90.

This could be the worst environmental disaster in human history, much bigger than Chernobyl.

Despite the efforts of the Japanese government and scientists, fish in the region have already been affected by radiation from the power plant. High levels of radiation have even been detected in fish caught off the northwest coast of the United States and in Canada. Further south in Oregon, United States, starfish began to lose legs and then completely disintegrated when radiation from Fukushima reached there in 2013. Not long after Fukushima, fish from Canada began to bleed from their gills, mouths and eyeballs. This "disease" has been ignored by the government and has decimated native fish populations, including North Pacific herring.

While some scientists claim that the radiation levels of these fish would not be poisonous to humans, the situation must be closely monitored. Other colleagues claim that there is no safe level of radiation for food products and that radioactive contamination can lead to future health problems.

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