Fish contaminated with Fukushima radiation basically harmless: study
Professor Nicholas Fisher and colleagues performed further research on bluefin tuna caught off California. (Photo Credit: Stony Brook University/FIS)
(UNITED STATES, 6/5/2013)
Scientists are claiming to have found out that radiation contamination from Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi power plants poses only minimal health risks to humans and fish.
After reporting in 2012 the existence of radioactivity from the damaged power plants due to the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami in Pacific bluefin tuna caught off California, Nicholas Fisher, a distinguished professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University, Zosia Baumann from Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station, together with colleagues at Stanford and the French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) performed new research.
These researchers have published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (More Info)