Sunday, June 03, 2012
Despite what NPR might tell you, tuna fish caught in the North Pacific is radioactive, and we should not be eating it.
From the linked article: The Fukushima nuclear accident released about as much cesium-137 as a thermonuclear weapon with the explosive force of 11 million tons of TNT. ...Radiation from Fukushima spread far and wide. Like American hydrogen bomb testing, the Fukushima nuclear accident deposited cesium-137 over 600,000 square-miles of the Pacific, as well as the Northern Hemisphere and Europe. With a half-life of 30 years, cesium-137 is taken up in the meat of the tuna as if it were potassium
I'm still trying to find out what other species of commonly-eaten seafood besides tuna may have been affected, if any.