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No more Sushi! Radioactive contamination of fish spreading globally

The March 11 earthquake and tsunami knocked out cooling systems at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and, almost two months later, the nation is still struggling to prevent an atomic disaster. They say the situation is under control, but everyone knows that it could go either way at any time.

Meanwhile, the discovery of radiation in seafood has hit Japan right in its culinary heart, as the nation that brought sushi to the world contemplates having to change thousand-year-old eating habits.

For an archipelago that has lived off the ocean since prehistoric times, radioactive fish is a worst-case scenario with possibly economy-wide implications.

The realization that radioactive material has been found in seafood has made many of the nation’s 126 million people nervous.

Reference: Seafood radiation strikes the heart of Japan’s culinary scene

While we are focusing on the [lack of] safety here in Tokyo owing to radiations and radioactive contamination of food, here is a news story that explains how Tuna fish that is highly contaminated with radioactive materials like Iodine 131 and Cesium 137 will make its way across the pacific ocean, to the waters where the fishermen of USA will make their catch.

Sushi, anyone? Or, for that matter, how about canned Tuna fish especially served with natural (er, man made?) radioactive materials to spice up your senses and cells? Well, for that matter, how about fish served in any of your favorite ways?

Check out this video:

Whether deep fried or roasted, boiled or steamed, there’s no way you can stop the radioactive material from entering your body. Well, unless you stop eating fish altogether!

Alternative forms of food, anyone?


About Tokyo Nuclear Watchdog

I'm a foreigner living in Tokyo, Japan, and I have been impacted by the Japan Nuclear Crisis of March 11, 2011. Though the impact of the massive earthquake that was followed by an even more disastrous tsunami, which led to the nuclear crisis, was not as disastrous in Tokyo as it was around the Fukushima Nuclear Plants, there has not been sufficient data to prove that Tokyo is safe from nuclear radiation as is being portrayed by the authorities. This site aims at erring on the side of safety while it keeps a close watch on the crisis and how it affects those residing in and around the Tokyo (Kanto) region. Remember that the proper truth about radiation may only come out 5 or 10 years later when a classified file gets leaked out, but that will be too late for you to do anything about it if you were in Tokyo and had been through those radiation then (which as of this writing, is NOW). Do not believe the media. Trust your instincts, and make your own well-informed decisions about your safety. This site is here to help you, and your contributions are most welcome.


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