Radioactive tuna fish found; impact of Fukushima disaster

May 30, 2012 / No Comments

In a startling discovery, researchers have found radioactive tuna fish arriving to the west coast of the United States. According to the researchers, these bluefin tuna fish arriving in large numbers have got high level of radiation.

Radioactive Tuna Radioactive tuna fish found; impact of Fukushima disaster

Does it remind you of the movie Godzilla? Well, the situation, in no way, that worse. But this is yet an issue of concern. The experts, who have been studying this issue, are of the opinion and strongly believe that it is one of the after effects of recent tsunami off the Japanese coast.

The tsunami had affected the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. Getting such news, even a year or so after the disaster, apparently indicates its environmental impact has not completely subsided, and, in fact, we might witness such new issues anew.

As per the repor, more than a dozen bluefin tuna fish last year showed abnormally high levels of radioactive caesium, which made the scientists believe that the root cause of this would be the dangerous discharges from Fukushima. The level of radiation these samples is more than ten times before the disaster

As Nicholas Fisher, a professor of marine sciences at Stony Brook University, New Yorkrightly pointed out this is a lesson for the mankind; a reminder of the interconnectivity of eco-regions as well as the far-reaching impact of nuclear disaster.