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Fukushima radiation contaminating the marine food chain

radiation-in-sea--food-chaiJapan Times: ‘Fears marine life is being poisoned’ by nuclear material flowing from Fukushima — Experts warn of ‘festering radioactive sore’ contaminating food chain — Tepco flip-flop ‘shocking’ http://enenews.com/japan-times-fears-marine-life-is-being-poisoned-by-nuclear-material-flowing-from-fukushima-experts-warn-of-festering-radioactive-sore-contaminating-food-chain-tepco-flip-flop-shocking
Title: Tepco now admits radioactive water entering the sea at Fukushima No.1
Source: AFP-JIJI
Date: July 22, 2013
Fisheries exec shocked by utility’s flip-flop on groundwater’s flow
Fukushima nuclear plant operator Tepco on Monday admitted for the first time that radioactive groundwater is flowing into the sea, fueling fears that marine life is being poisoned. […]
Tetsu Nozaki, chairman of Fukushima Prefectural Federation of Fisheries Co-operative Associations, voiced deep concern.
“It was quite shocking,” he told NHK. “(Tepco’s) explanation is totally different from the one in the past.”
Environmental experts warn that the festering radioactive sore could contaminate the food chain by tainting marine life and ultimately, the humans who eat it. […]
See also: NYT: Fukushima plant leaking for past 2 years? Japan Times: Groundwater is reaching sea — Reuters: Growing alarm, problems mounting — Official: If you have solutions, we’d like to know — WSJ: No ‘immediate’ health threat

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July 24, 2013 - Posted by | Japan, oceans

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