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Radiation levels continue to rise in Japanese marine life.

By Leonard Ho - Posted May 26, 2011 01:30 PM
According to a Greenpeace report, the levels of radiation in marine life around Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant continues to rise and now exceeds the the legal limits for food contamination. This is contrary to the Japanese government's statement that radiation levels will decline as the seawater is diluted over time.

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant (Japan) was severely damaged by the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami on March 11.  The damage resulted in radiation leaks into the surrounding environment.

Greenpeace teams collected samples of marine life along the Fukushima coast and in international waters outside Japan's 12-mile territorial limit. The samples showed high levels of radioactive iodine and cesium in fish, shellfish, and seaweed.

The nuclear crisis at Fukushima is ongoing.  Officials from the nuclear plant originally said they expect an end to the crisis in January 2012, although recent statements suggest the crisis may be prolonged.

(via CNN)

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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