Video: Radiation in Pacific Seafood Prompts Restaurants To Remove from Menus

Video: Radiation in Pacific Seafood Prompts Restaurants To Remove from Menus

Radiation in Pacific Seafood

Video: Radiation in Pacific Seafood Prompts Restaurants To Remove from Menus

In case you’ve been living in a cave it’s well documented that Pacific seafood is contaminated with radiation caused by the Fukushima Diachi nuclear disaster on March 11, 2011. When reports first started coming out that Pacific seafood is testing positive for Fukushima radiation some chefs caught on quickly and started pulling it from their menus and testing the other seafood for radiation with gieger counters.

Several years later restaurants owners like Chef Robert Perez will not serve Pacific seafood because it’s contaminated with Fukushima radiation:

Victoria Sanchez, KEYT – KCOY – KKFX Anchor/Reporter

Robert Perez has been a chef for more than three decades, but it was the nuclear disaster in Japan that changed the way he cooks.

In March 2011, a tsunami triggered by an earthquake rocked the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, causing radioactive materials to leak.

Even though scientists have said that the radiation in the ocean is now low, Perez isn’t buying it.

“The way things are heading, we just feel strongly that it is not safe, and I’m not going to consume the fish and I’m definitely not going to provide it to my guests. I just can’t do that with a clear conscience,” said Perez.

The menu at Seagrass changed slightly two years ago when the restaurant stopped using Japanese seafood. Around a year ago, Hawaiian fish was taken off the menu. Now, all seafood from the San Diego border to Alaska is gone.

Radiation in Pacific Seafood from Fukushima Nuclear Accident

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Fukushima Radiation in Pacific Seafood?

As Reported By RT and Ms Milky the Clown

High Levels of Cesium Found in Fish off Ibaraki…
High levels of cesium found in fish off Ibaraki
Researchers have found high levels of radioactive cesium in fish caught early this month off Hitachi in Ibaraki Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo.
Prefectural officials said 1,037 becquerels of cesium were discovered per kilogram of Japanese sea bass. That’s more than 10 times the government safety limit.
They said it is the 3rd highest level found in marine products in the region. Higher levels were only previously detected in April 2011 — one month after the Fukushima nuclear accident. The contaminated fish then was sand lance.
The officials said the sea-bass shipment will not hit the market as it does not meet government restrictions.
They admitted they don’t know why such a high dose was detected more than 2 years after the accident.
But they said they are working hard to keep the food supply safe.
Jul. 11, 2013 – Updated 16:05 UTC

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