There was a report in Liberals Unite that all bluefin tuna caught off the shores of California are radioactive presumably resulting from the Fukushima tsunami that destroyed nuclear power plants there.
When the disaster happened, scientists predicted that debris would eventually make its way to the US Pacific coastline. Of course, pollution would enter the food chain too.
The FDA says that tuna is safe. The story report says that it is “highly unlikely, a person can experience cell damage due to radiation of the cesium particles.” However, it also says that it depends on individual's resistance.
Some people have had more exposure to radioactive material than others. So, some people pay closer attention to things like too many X rays and too much radioactive tuna.
Of course, one may wonder about all of the other fishes in the Pacific ocean that are in the Japan jetstream.
Idaho State University brings to you this message.
“Our world is radioactive and has been since it was created. Over 60 radionuclides (radioactive elements) can be found in nature, and they can be placed in three general categories:
- Primordial - from before the creation of the Earth
- Cosmogenic - formed as a result of cosmic ray interactions
- Human produced - enhanced or formed due to human actions (minor amounts compared to natural)
Radionuclides are found naturally in air, water and soil. They are even found in us, being that we are products of our environment. Every day, we ingest and inhale radionuclides in our air and food and the water. Natural radioactivity is common in the rocks and soil that makes up our planet, in water and oceans, and in our building materials and homes. There is nowhere on Earth that you can not find Natural Radioactivity.
Radioactive elements are often called radioactive isotopes or radionuclides or just nuclides. There are over 1,500 different radioactive nuclides. Often, radionuclides are symbolized based on the element and on the atomic weight, as in the case of radioactive hydrogen or tritium with an atomic weight of 3 is shown as H-3 or 3H. As another example, Uranium with the atomic weight of 235 would be shortened to U-235 or 235U.
Yet, according to another source, Brazil nuts, beer, and bananas contain higher radioactivity than other foods.
Fukushima Is Here: ‘All Bluefin Tuna Caught Off California Are Radioactive’
December 13, 2013
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna Caught Off California Coast
By: Ann Werner
SAN FRANCISCO - Every bluefin tuna tested in the waters off California has shown to be contaminated with radiation that originated in Fukushima. Every single one!
Over a year ago, in May of 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported on a Stanford University study.
Daniel Madigan, a marine ecologist who led the study, was quoted as saying, “The tuna packaged it up (the radiation) and brought it across the world’s largest ocean. We were definitely surprised to see it at all and even more surprised to see it in every one we measured.”
Another member of the study group, Marine biologist Nicholas Fisher at Stony Brook University in New York State reported, “We found that absolutely every one of them had comparable concentrations of cesium 134 and cesium 137.”
That was over a year ago. The fish that were tested had relatively little exposure to the radioactive waste being dumped into the ocean following the nuclear melt-through that occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in March of 2011.
Since that time, the flow of radioactive contaminants dumping into the ocean has continued unabated. Fish arriving at this juncture have been swimming in contaminants for all of their lives.”