Hot Fish in Fukushima 4/19/13

The disaster at Fukushima continues to unfold.   Fish have been found with very high levels of cesium.

TEPCO announced that on February 17th, they captured a Greenling fish which was found to contain 510,000 becquerels per kilogram of Cs-134 and Cs-137, twice the amount of the fish captured on February 12th.  This is the highest levels of radiation ever detected in fish, and over 5,100 times the safety standards in Japan.

Plutonium is being found outside of the containment area.  A rat  gnawing at the wiring at caused an electrical short, that has lead to failure of the cooling system at Fukushima.


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