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Nuclear contamination in Pacific fish?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 28, 2011 at 4:47 PM

As the nuclear disaster in Fukushima continues to unfold, there has been recent information on radiation at sea water around the plant. So far, this is an issue that is very much focused in a small area of Japan, but since the leaking might persist and even increase, and both uranium and the even much more worrisome plutonium are involved, I wonder if anyone knows about the possibility of that radiation contaminating Pacific Ocean fish, at some point in the near future.

Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

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on March 28, 2011
at 06:19 PM

how do you know that "radiation is not tranmissible through fish" ? The Japanese fisheries are using different arguments, like their harvest coming from other parts, or being previous, not that fish can not be affected...http://www.fishupdate.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/15120/Seafood_companies_appease_fears_of_radiation_contamination.html

Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

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on March 28, 2011
at 05:31 PM

the other question is "Does anyone know if Pacific or Alaskan Salmon production has been affected by the Tsunami?". Actually the Tsunami did very much affect fishing in the north east Japan, because many fishing communities were destroyed by the Tsunami (previous to any nuclear effect): I do believe this is a different question.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on March 28, 2011
at 05:16 PM

"rainwater tested positive for radioiodine, or I-131" "I-131 has relatively short half-life – about eight days. Officials said within a few weeks, it will be undetectable."

Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

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on March 28, 2011
at 05:15 PM

see http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/26/japan.nuclear.disaster/index.html

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on March 28, 2011
at 05:07 PM

we'll let the community decide. i absolutely believe it's close enough to be a duplicate. the "Tsunami" itself doesn't affect the salmon. it's the effects of the Tsunami that caused Nuclear disaster which affects the salmon and all other fish as well. it's essentially the same question.

Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

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on March 28, 2011
at 05:04 PM

akd I was not aware of that. I understand that it could be cesium iodine what you are talking about. The huge issue is whether at some time uranium or plutonium get into the food sources, because they stay forever...

Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

(3524)

on March 28, 2011
at 04:59 PM

Jack the other question is about the salmon and tsunami. They are related questions, but I am not talking just about salmon, and specially my question is not about the tsunami but nuclear contamination: these are two completely different issues, although unfortunately Japan has suffered both of them at the same time.

Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

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on March 28, 2011
at 04:58 PM

Jack the other question is about the salmo and tsunami. They are related but I am not talking just about salmon, and specially my question is not about the tsunami but nuclear contamination: these are two completely different issues, although unfortunately Japan has suffered both of them at the same time.

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on March 28, 2011
at 05:20 PM

Here is a great article by a world leading nuclear and medical physicist that really puts radiation into perspective: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12860842

I think that we have to remember, the media is not really there to fully inform us - rather they like to scare us because it gets them better ratings.

Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

(3524)

on March 28, 2011
at 04:59 PM

Jack the other question is about the salmon and tsunami. They are related questions, but I am not talking just about salmon, and specially my question is not about the tsunami but nuclear contamination: these are two completely different issues, although unfortunately Japan has suffered both of them at the same time.

Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

(3524)

on March 28, 2011
at 04:58 PM

Jack the other question is about the salmo and tsunami. They are related but I am not talking just about salmon, and specially my question is not about the tsunami but nuclear contamination: these are two completely different issues, although unfortunately Japan has suffered both of them at the same time.

Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

(3524)

on March 28, 2011
at 05:31 PM

the other question is "Does anyone know if Pacific or Alaskan Salmon production has been affected by the Tsunami?". Actually the Tsunami did very much affect fishing in the north east Japan, because many fishing communities were destroyed by the Tsunami (previous to any nuclear effect): I do believe this is a different question.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on March 28, 2011
at 05:07 PM

we'll let the community decide. i absolutely believe it's close enough to be a duplicate. the "Tsunami" itself doesn't affect the salmon. it's the effects of the Tsunami that caused Nuclear disaster which affects the salmon and all other fish as well. it's essentially the same question.

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05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

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on March 28, 2011
at 07:02 PM

the radiation is far less an issue than the mercury load, which has been there for quite some time. if a person has a sub-par detoxification ability and/or mercury amalgam fillings then they already have too much mercury and could do without the fish. get a urine toxic metals test and see for yourself.

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on March 28, 2011
at 05:01 PM

our drinking water here in massachusetts just tested positive for some radiation from rainwater as a direct result of the fukishima disaster, but they are telling us that the half life of that particular isotope is 8 days.

ETA: sorry i misspoke- its not in our drinking water, but was found in the rainwater.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on March 28, 2011
at 05:16 PM

"rainwater tested positive for radioiodine, or I-131" "I-131 has relatively short half-life – about eight days. Officials said within a few weeks, it will be undetectable."

Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

(3524)

on March 28, 2011
at 05:04 PM

akd I was not aware of that. I understand that it could be cesium iodine what you are talking about. The huge issue is whether at some time uranium or plutonium get into the food sources, because they stay forever...

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 28, 2011
at 06:01 PM

Radiation is not transmissible through fish. Unless you live in Fukushima, you should not worry about becoming irradiated by the plants invisible cancer lasers.

Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

(3524)

on March 28, 2011
at 06:19 PM

how do you know that "radiation is not tranmissible through fish" ? The Japanese fisheries are using different arguments, like their harvest coming from other parts, or being previous, not that fish can not be affected...http://www.fishupdate.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/15120/Seafood_companies_appease_fears_of_radiation_contamination.html

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