A series of news outlets are reporting that sampled fish near the crippled Fukushima reactor are showing high levels of radioactivity, which isn’t too surprising since workers at the plant dump over 1000 tons of contaminated water into the ocean Monday night. Excellent. The findings are stoking fears in seafood markets and restaurants around the world, perhaps unreasonably at this point.
The WSJ reports that Japanese authorities discovered fish swimming off the country’s Pacific coast carrying high levels of radioactive materials.
And the NYT’s story “Screen the Day’s Catch for Radiation” reports “In the United States, where about 4 percent of food imports come from Japan, the Food and Drug Administration has restricted some foods from the country. And the agency is working with customs officials to screen incoming fish and other food for traces of radiation.”