A fish with huge levels of radioactivity is captured in Japan
January 22, 2013
A fish with radioactivity levels 2,500 times above the limits was caught on the northwest coast of Japan near the Fukushima nuclear plant affected by the earthquake and tsunami of 2011.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) nuclear plant manager confirmed these levels of radioactivity in the fish.
“It contained a quantity of radioactive cesium of 254,000 becquerels per kilogram, 2,450 times the limit of 100 becquerels set by the government for food from the sea,” said the company.
Tepco said it is committed to this issue, reinforcing the installation of networks around the bay, so that people do not become contaminated with radioactive fish.