Corporate Media Finally Admitting Radiation In US Seafood Over 1 Year Later


A series of corporate media news outlets are finally reporting on the detection of Fukushima nuclear radiation fallout in US seafood, in some cases a year after it was detected.

Despite the detecting of nuclear fallout from Fukushima in the US. the United States government claimed there was no a need to test seafood for radiation

Despite those claims, recently released scientific studies show Iodine was detected in Pacific Kelp, Cesium was detected in Pacific tuna, and radiation in fish oil.

Those reports are now forcing the corporate media to report on the reality that Japan nuclear radiation has made its way into the United States seafood supply.

Here’s an Interview with Kevin Kamps, radioactive waste specialist at Beyond Nuclear

TV: Incredibly, it takes this long for the truth to come out about radiation in California bluefin — “So people who have been eating tuna for the last half a year have been eating cesium?” (VIDEO)
The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann

May 30, 2012

At 2:15 in

Kamps: These readings on the tuna were taken in August 2011. Incredibly, it takes this long for the truth to come out.

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Host: So people who have been eating tuna for the last half a year have been eating cesium?

Source: EneNews

ABC:

Top Cancer Doctor: Irresponsible to say cesium in California bluefin tuna is nothing to worry about — You have radioactive material in fish, which is being eaten by people (VIDEO)

How Fukushima May Show Up in Your Sushi
ABC News
May 29, 2012

Dr. Michael Harbut, director of the Environmental Cancer Program at Wayne State University’s Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit

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“In general, when you hear the word ‘radiation’ at all, it’s cause for some alarm, and I agree always a cause for significant attention.”

Harbut, who described himself as a physician, scientist and “guy who likes sushi,” added that while the levels of radiation found should not be seen as a direct threat to human health, scientists should focus their efforts on how this extra little bit of contamination fits into the bigger picture of food safety.

“For somebody to say this is an immediate threat to large numbers of humans and their health is irresponsible,” Harbut said. “We don’t see people dying left and right all over the West Coast from radiation poisoning. But to say this is nothing to worry about is equally irresponsible, because you have radioactive material ingested by fish, which is in turn being eaten by people.”

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CNN:

CNN: All 15 bluefin tuna samples off California had Fukushima radiation… back in AUGUST 2011 — “This year’s fish are going to be really interesting” says Stanford scientist
Trace Radiation Found In West Coast Tuna
CNN
May 28, 2012

[…] low levels of radioactive cesium from Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident turned up in fish caught off California in 2011, researchers reported Monday.Tissue samples taken from 15 bluefin caught in August, five months after the meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi, all contained reactor byproducts […]

But neither thought they were likely to find cesium at all, they said. And since the fish tested were born about a year before the disaster, “This year’s fish are going to be really interesting,” Madigan said.

“There were fish born around the time of the accident, and those are the ones showing up in California right now,” he said. “Those have been, for the most part, swimming around in those contaminated waters their whole lives.”

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And if any fish are found with dangerous levels of radioactive material in their tissue, “It would be our responsibility to report it right away,” he said.

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Forbes:

Forbes: Source says radiation detected in fish oil samples

Fukushima — Is The Crisis Over For The Pacific?

Forbes.com
gCaptain, Maritime and Offshore Energy Industry News
May 29, 2012

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Could the ongoing nuclear disaster at Fukushima prove to be a cataclysmic event?

The problem is that nuclear fallout is being detected in most of the Pacific, even along the distant shores of America’s coast line. A source tells gCaptain.com reporters that radiation has been detected in most of the Pacific kelp and some fish oil samples scientists have tested […]

gCaptain is the world’s top maritime and offshore industry blog. gCaptain’s editors have decades of experience while working in management positions on board deepwater drilling rigs, tankers, naval warships, and offshore sailing yachts.

KMIR Palm Springs

California TV: Seafood industry CEO advises “stay away from bluefin tuna” — Worry that radiation could get worse before it gets better

Radioactive Tuna Raises Concerns in Southern California
KMIR Palm Springs
By Angela Monroe
May 30, 2012

After several radioactive Bluefin tuna crossed the Pacific Ocean and ended up off the southern coast of California, many here in the valley are worried about the safety of our seafood.

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“Really shocked that that could even happen, it’s quite scary,” said Palm Desert resident, Sabine Skelton.

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Fisherman’s Market and Grill Restaurants CEO Louis Pagano […] has worked in the fish industry all his life, and has some advice for seafood lovers.

“I’d be careful, stay away Blue Fin tuna for the time being, and at that point I don’t see any hazards in any of the other open ocean large swordfish, salmon, sea bass,” said Pagano.

Some people worry the radiation could get worse before it gets better.

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Over a year, later the impacts of the Fukushima meltdown are still swimming towards us.

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From Yale University:

Full California Tuna Study Now Online: Possibility of radioactive contamination raises public health concerns — Spent less than a month in waters near Japan — Turtles, sharks, birds also at risk?
Pacific bluefin tuna transport Fukushima-derived radionuclides from Japan to California
Daniel J. Madigana,1, Zofia Baumannb, and Nicholas S. Fisher
Edited by Karl K. Turekian, Yale University, North Haven, CT
Approved April 25, 2012 (received for review March 22, 2012)

Excerpts

“Because bluefin tuna are harvested annually in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) […] for human consumption (2000 to 2010), the possibility of radioactive contamination raises public health concerns.
All 15 PBFT collected in 2011 contained 134Cs (4.0 ± 1.4 Bq kg−1 dry wt) and 137Cs (6.3 ±1.5 Bq kg−1) in white muscle tissue. At the time of capture, total 134+137Cs concentrations were about 10 times higher in 2011 PBFT than in PBFT from previous years.
Back-calculated 134Cs:137Cs ratios […] suggests that the radiocesium levels in California-caught PBFT were the result of Other highly migratory species (HMS) (e.g., turtles, sharks, and seabirds) that forage near Japan may assimilate radiocesium and transport it to distant regions of the north and south Pacific.

Link:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/95217354/Pacific-Bluefin-Tuna-Transport-Fukushima-Derived-Radionuclides-From-Japan-to-California-PNAS-April-2012-Madigan-1204859109

Pacific Bluefin Tuna Transport Fukushima-Derived Radionuclides From Japan to California – PNAS April 2012 M…

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